Ways to teach your child about opposites
Posted: 20 December 2011
1 Up and down
Get on that see-saw and shout out when you’re up and when you’re down. Belt out some classics such as Jack And Jill.
2 Big and small
Take a trip to the shops and choose between big apples or small ones; a large carton of milk or a small one. Are you going to stand in the long queue or the short one? Point out these differences.
3 Hot and cold
Time to mix a few drinks: do you want hot chocolate or cold apple juice? Talk about winter and summer. At bathtime, check that there’s first cold, and then hot water running into the bath to make warm water.
4 Dry and wet
This one is easy – all you need is a bit of water, a dry towel and a good sense of humour!
5 Happy and sad
Ask your child to pull a happy face, then a sad one. Draw sad, smiley, grumpy and laughing faces.
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