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Overview and benefit
It is important for children to learn the vocabulary and mean of spatial relationships (i.e. on, in, under, up, down, beside, behind etc). This understand helps the children to mentally manipulate objects and is a basic building block for future learning. Children learn these concepts best through repetition, rhyme and physical demonstration. In this activity the children will be listening learning a positional chant which will be supplemented with pictures to enhance comprehension.
- Positional pictures
Two to three weeks
How it works
Children use a simple rhyming chant with each verse demonstration a different preposition. Pictures are used to aid understanding of the words used.
What to do in the class
There are five versions of the chants to chose. This activity is better seated so that all children can see the pictures. First show the children all the pictures and talk them through each picture (with the chant). Then when the children are comfortable, play the chant and say it together while showing the correct picture for each line.
Where is the mole? The mole is in the hole
Where is the mouse? The mouse in the house
Where is the fish? The fish in the dish
Where are you? You are in the room
Where is the dog? The dog is on the log
Where is the fox? The fox is on the box
Where is the elf? He is sitting on shelf
Where are you? You are sitting on the floor
Where is the snake? He is under the rake
Where is the bear? He is under the chair
Where is the rat? He is under the hat
Where are you? You are under the roof
Where’s the kangaroo? He is in front of queue
Where is the bear? He is in front of the chair
Where is the mug? It’s is in front of the jug
Where are my hands? In front of my face
Where is the fox? He’s in behind of the box
Where is the goat? He’s in behind the boat
Where is the ball? It’s behind the wall
Where are your hands? There behind my back
What to do in a nursery setting
No adaptation is required.