Language and Communication Spatial Terms

Words that illustrate directions, volume, size, space, and speed are great early STEM words because they are used in science, technology, engineering, and math subjects. These words are also important to know for general body awareness. For example, “raise your right hand, bend down, and touch your toes.” These words are also important for letter formation directions when your child starts kindergarten. For example “to make an A, put your pencil at the top of the paper and draw a slanted line down.” Do all children know where the top of the paper is? Do they know what a slanted line looks like?

Here are a few video clips to illustrate  how you can include these terms in your every day interactions with your children: