Monday, February 28, 2011

Storytime: Over Under

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Today we read Over Under

This is a wonderful book that introduces direction words to children (i.e. over, under, inside, outside, etc.) and some opposite words as well. The pictures are very basic and painted with bold colours. The text is sparse and does not interfere with the illustrations, allowing the child to focus primarily on the concept presented on each page.

To go along with this book, the cards from this post were used.

All cards not pictured

Your child(ren) may also enjoy doing the following activities with this book insha'Allaah:

1). Make a bridge using large cardboard boxes and encourage children to sit under the bridge.
2). Using a teddy bear, hold it over the bridge.
3). Using a shoe box or other similar sized box, make a masjid. Make the front and back of the masjid distinctly different. Show children the front of the masjid and the back of the masjid. Invite them to identify front and back for themselves.
4). Get a large (safe) object such as a box, weaved vase, coffee can, etc. and using a bean bag, place the bean bag inside of the box or can and outside of the box or can.
5). Encourage the children to raise their hands up in the air and then lower them down to the earth.

What other activities might you do with this book insha'Allaah?

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