Provide nesting boxes and stacking toy.
Present stacking or nesting objects two at a time, and ask for the big one or the little one.
The child knows the concepts of big and little and selects what is requested.
Children talk in global terms, but early childhood educators and parents can introduce three objects and talk about comparison to expand the child’s concepts. “This one is a little bit bigger.” Actual manipulation and comparison with real objects is best for children. Early childhood educators and parents should also use time concepts with children to expand their understanding of past, present, and future.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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