Observe the child during interactions with the adult during daily routines and play.
Adults will naturally tell children where objects are located. For example, the adult may say, “Your snack is on the table.” Or “Your shoes are in the box.” If use of location prepositions does not happen spontaneously, prompt the adult to use them.
The child understands simple location prepositions.
Encourage parents to describe locations for the child. Prepositions help the child build spatial understanding important to math.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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