During playtime provide small blocks. During clean up use location vocabulary.
Observe block play. During clean up with the adult, the adult can use location words. For example, “Bring it here and I’ll put it away.” “Put it over there in the basket.” “It goes up on the shelf.”
The child will build a tower with four or more blocks.
Encourage parents to involve the child in daily chores. These often involve putting things away in the various rooms of the house, in cupboards or drawers, etc. This not only teaches self-reliance but also spatial understanding.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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