What child doesn’t like to do anything the opposite way he is told? Your little one will sure enjoy this activity with antonyms for he will need to say or perform the actions opposite to your words.
So as usual, teach or review the vocabulary from the rhyme and practice the actions. Ideally, your child should say the words and do the actions but if he doesn’t speak yet, it will be a pleasure and joy for him to act out what he needs to say. At first, start with a small part of the rhyme gradually adding more lines.
Later, when the child masters the actions, you can play in silence: you show one action, your child shows the opposite one. Or you can guess an action or a word when showing them in turn.
Have fun and enjoy each other!
I say “yes” – you answer “no”,
I say “stay” – you answer “go”.
I say “lost” – you answer “found”,
I say “sky” – you answer “ground”.
I say “start” – you answer “stop”,
I say “bottom” – you answer “top”.
I say “sadness” – you answer “cheer”,
I say “far” – you answer “near”.
You should know
– The activity contributes greatly to your kid’s attention, memory and speech development.
– It’s interesting to study the surrounding world for the child when playing the game.
– This broadens your child’s horizons.