Tag: learning opposites

  • Lion and Lamb: March Opposite Fun Play-of-the-Day

    Today’s play-of-the-day is March opposite fun. Learning opposites isn’t a black and white challenge, it’s really quite complicated. Opposites aren’t only one thing or the other, like on-off or black-white. They often depend on the context. For instance, the temperature outside can feel too warm if you are wearing a parka, hat, snow pants, and…

  • Children’s Books for Learning Opposites

    The calendar says March, but the weather may have a different idea: is it like a lion or a lamb?  Here are some  children’s books for learning opposites. There’s a lion in this book and a little lamb reading it. Or could that be a dear? A favorite book that some parents and caregivers might…

  • Soccer Helps Kids Learn About Opposites

    Learning about opposites is quite complicated for young children and needs lots of experiences; soccer can help. The excitement and involvement can help kids with opposites as they watch and play. Some soccer opposites are up-down, in-out, win-lose, happy-sad, big-little, close-far, fast-slow, and these are only a few. In a soccer game, most of the…

  • Lego and Duplo Help for Learning Opposites

    Did you know when kids build with Lego and Duplo they are building brain connections as well towers? As kids play with Lego and Duplo, they are learning some complicated concepts and higher thinking skills that will help develop kindergarten readiness. One challenging concept is that of opposites. Some bricks are big and some are…

  • March Lions and Lambs For Learning Opposites

    Where we live the weather is the opposite of what we’d like right now; March is coming in like a lion with one last roar for winter instead of like a warm, wooly spring lamb. Speaking of opposites, these are quite challenging for children to learn and are sometimes used to get an idea of…

  • Halloween Paper Doll Skeletons and Opposites

    Ideas to support learning, fun, and kindergarten readiness can be like ghosts: they just appear out of thin air. Well, in this case it wasn’t out of thin air, it was out of paper and crayons. Last week, Big Sister made some paper doll mummies using white paper and a black pen. This time we…

  • Playground Fun, Learning, and Kindergarten Readiness #8

    Playgrounds are great places for fun and learning that will support children’s development, and kindergarten readiness, sometimes in unexpected ways. One of these is learning about opposites. Figuring out opposites can be challenging. Usually, opposites are all of one thing or another, such as up/down, open/close, or empty/full. This kind is easier to learn. Opposites…

  • Some Handy Ideas for Kindergarten Readiness: Opposites

    This kindergarten readiness learning idea about hands is so obvious I’m surprised I didn’t think of it earlier–opposites. Left and right are opposites. Learning about opposites can be challenging. Opposites that are usually all of one thing or the other such as empty/full, hot/cold, or up/down are fairly easy to learn. But others, like big/little…

  • Readiness for Kindergarten – Learning With Dr. Seuss, #7

    What can your feet do? Check out The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss’s Wacky Book of Opposites. Opposites are not easy to get right, but they are an important language and thinking skill. They require brain connections not just for the meaning of each word or concept, but linking of one idea and it’s opposite. Some opposites are easy…