Sorting Fun: For this activity your child will need to sort a variety of picture cards that will be associated with 2 or 3 main topics. For example, find a picture of an animal, such as a lion. You will also need to find other pictures that are associated with a lion such as; what he eats, where he lives, what country he resides in, etc. Follow this same pattern with another animal, possibly a polar bear. Once you have gather pictures associated with the polar bear, take the lion picture and the polar bear picture and place them at the top of the table. Next, mix all of the associated pictures up. Give your child the cards and ask them to sort them with the correct animal. This activity will help to reinforce the concept of having a focus, in the above examples the animals. This activity can be done with any pictures of places, activities, people, etc. As your child completes the sorting of associated pictures, ask them to identify what the focus would be if they were writing about these pictures.