Introducing new Vocabulary of Long and Short
Step 1: We begin the class by revising the concept of Big and Small which was introduced to them in Pre nursery or nursery class.
Step2: You pick a few things in the classroom which are big and small and ask the children questions like : Is the Duster bigger than the chalk
Is rubber bigger than the color pencil
Now you ask them to find something in the classroom which is bigger than the other.
Once you have picked up four five examples and are confident that children know the concept of Big and Small now introduce new words- long and short (लम्ब्बा या नाटा) and tell them we can also call Big as Long and small as Short
Step 3: Now give them a set of twigs which either you have collected or can ask children to collect in the same class if you have time.
Step 4: Ask children to pick the stick which is the longest or biggest among the set they have.
Once they have identified the longest one ask them to paste it on their sheet.
Step 5: repeat the same exercise of finding the longest one in the leftover sticks. Ask them to paste it.
Like this continue the identifying and pasting process until all sticks are pasted in their sheets in an order.
Step6: Once the sticks have been pasted ask them describe what do they see in their sheets. Record their observations.
In the next post I will add on how to introduce the concept of measuring the length in Kindergarten.