Children pick up many words in their daily interactions .It is important to help them learn the ideas and information to understand the world around them. Spatial concepts define the relationship between us and objects, as well as the relationships of objects to each other. As our language begins to develop, early spatial concepts such as in front of, behind, top, bottom, over, under, last, between, farthest, backward, in, on, etc., help us understand directions more precisely .We at Mothers Pride focus not only on teaching the concepts but making the little ones understand the same. Using ‘Mouse and Cheese’ activity, we introduced the concept of Up and Down to our Prideens.
Hand puppet of a mouse and cut outs of cheese was prepared by the teacher. ‘Inky’ the mouse was introduced in the class as the sweet little new friend. His favorite food cheese was kept high on the almirah. Our little Prideens were excited to play with their new friend Inky .Children tried to reach out to Inky by jumping UP UP UP. Teacher then showed kids the cheese and asked them to invite Inky to come DOWN and eat it. Inky finally came down and enjoyed eating his favorite food .He then played with the kids too. Our children responded to the activity very great enthusiasm.