Helping your child learn to follow directions in a fun, non-threatening
way not only increases his thinking and problem-solving skills but
it also helps him understand prepositions and there relationship
to one another.
Spread out a square napkin on a table. Now, using
small blocks, have your child place one block in each corner
of the napkin. Continue with other directions, such as;
| Make a stack of blocks, 4 blocks high
in the center of the napkin.
|Make a line of 10 blocks.
|Put two blocks in each corner of the
|Make an X on the napkin with blocks.
|Make a T or L with the blocks.
PUMPKIN AND CANDLE GAME
For this game, you will need a small unlit candle and a
carved out pumpkin. Ask your child to set the candle next
to the pumpkin. Continue with other directions, such as:
| Set the candle behind the pumpkin.
|Set the candle inside the pumpkin.
|Set the candle on top of the pumpkin.
|Set the candle in front of the pumpkin.
HOT AND COLD GAME
Choose a favorite toy of your child and hide
it while your child is in another room. Ask your child to
come and try to find their toy. When they go in the wrong
direction, hold your arms and say "brr, you're getting
cold". When she goes in the right direction, fan your
face and say "you're getting hot". Continue until
your child finds their toy. Repeat, if she wants to or try
reversing the roles in the game and have your child hide
a toy for you to find.