Pairing is about noticing that 2 things are identical and putting them
together, because they are ‘the same’.
You will need: at least 10 pairs of cards with 2 identical pictures
Sorting is about looking for similarities and recognising that objects/
pictures can be grouped together in sets of ‘families’, i.e. towards
sorting into categories (colours, fruit, shoes, furniture, farm animals,
…): ‘They all belong together’. It requires the capacity to focus on
relevant information and to ignore irrelevant details (‘visual noise’), i.e.
more flexibility in thinking, active interest and motivation.
You will need: at least 3 sets of 9 cards each per set/category
Matching is about working out how things are similar despite their
differences by comparing and differentiating ‘What goes with what?’,
e.g. searching for something with specific properties or for a particular
purpose, e.g. foot and shoe, something to pour juice into, something to
write with (any pen will do!)
You will need: at least 10 pairs of 2 similar cards
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