We teach words to our little ones.
"Chair," we say pointing to a chair. They repeat it. So simple.
But, we also want to teach concepts to our children.
A concept is a general idea about a thing or a group of things.
What concepts should we teach to preschoolers?
I'm glad you asked.
Colors, shapes, and numbers are all concepts. Sometimes it can be tricky to teach the color red.
"Does Mom mean pillow?' our little lambs wonder as she points to a red pillow. I would say, "Red pillow" after my children understood pillow. "Red cup, red blanket, red heart," I would continue, making sure to add the noun itself.
What are other concepts to teach preschoolers?
Here are some concepts to teach your children in the young years (beyond colors, shapes, & numbers):
Children should also be taught to categorize, or put things into groups like food, animals, clothes, toys, or furniture.
Another thing that preschoolers learn from Mom is to recognize patterns and put things into a sequence of events.
Here are more concepts to teach your children in the young years:
Above, Below, Beside (next to)
In Front of, Behind
Over, Under, In the Middle
First, Next, Last
More, Less (fewer)
What a delight to introduce our little lambs to the world around them.