1 thing a lot of parents don’t realize is how knowing positional words helps with vocabulary, verbalization=reading and comprehension. It’s also a brain growth critical thinking thing.
This is a beginner’s practice page- introducing positional words.
Take the page and introduce the words while using a manipulative. (object) It can be anything small to place in different positions over the flower image with the elephant.
I usually grab whatever is close. Usually a glass stone or eraser, or even a small toy the student is fond of.
- Based on the student’s attention span, quickly or slowly place manipulative on each position and say the word.
- Have the student move the manipulative and say the word, or repeat the word after you, based upon individual knowledge.
- Based on the student’s interest, do this a number of times in different order. Take turns, similar to a game format.
- ANYTHING CAN BE FUN!
- At the end of activity, go REALLY fast and silly, and the student does the same.