Critical thinking

opposites

Place 2 opposites in front of the baby. The opposites may include: big-small objects, narrow-wide, long-short, tall-short, light-dark, bright-dim, back-front, black-white, large-tiny, cold-hot, wet-dry, deep-shallow, slow-fast, up-down, open-closed, left-right, empty-full etc. Talk about each opposite: name them, explain their purpose, describe the opposite attribute. For example: point to the first large spoon. Say: this is a spoon, people use it to feed themselves. Look at its size: it is so large! Then point to another tiny spoon. Say; this is a spoon, too. People may use it for measuring purposes or for feeding little babies. Observe the size: it is tiny! So tiny! Large and tiny are the opposites. Take the large spoon in the right hand and the tiny one in the left. Stretch hands to the sides. Say: large spoon. Move the right hand a little bit higher than the left. Then lower it back. Say: tiny spoon. Move the left hand a little bit higher than the right. Then lower it back.

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