After watching the episode, you might like to do the following activities with your child:
- Talk about the meaning and give examples of the following words: beneath, next to, over, between, toward, beside, up, on, underneath, above, below, behind, in front, under, on top of, next to, inside, clockwise, anticlockwise, forward and backwards.
- Place a toy in the room and ask your child to describe the location of the toy, using some of the words you have talked about.
- Hide a toy from another family member and with your child talk about and write down directions to help the family member locate the toy.
- Notice the positional and directional/navigational language you and your child or others (e.g. television or book characters) use throughout a day.
Key Ideas: Directions may include both locational and directional/navigational language. When walking with your child to different places, support your child to understand that people give and follow directions to and from a place, and that this involves turns, direction and distance.