Above, below, inside…these words are confusing for kids to understand. My positional words book list for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students will give you the perfect read-aloud to assist your students in learning these vocabulary words. I also have put together an awesome unit on positional words that will give you everything you need to provide your students with an exceptional learning experience!
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Your little learners will love this rhyming, and singing book! They will want you to read it over and over again. It is sure to get stuck in your head, but it’s totally worth it! It uses so many positional words in a fun way; it can’t be beat!
This easy reader will introduce your class to many spatial relationship words like above, below, in, and out. The images are simple and bright and will attract your readers to look and listen.
Get ready for the laughter! Your students will be rolling on the ground when you introduce this book. But I promise they will learn along the way. They will also relate to the bear cub that doesn’t want to go to bed. This book is jam-packed with learning since it also contains rhymes, conjunctions, and homonyms.
Oh no! Bear is missing! Help the little boy search for bear high and low. This fun book is a great read-aloud to accompany We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Your students will love being detectives as they listen along with you!
This book is great for my positional words book list for little learners because it will grab your kiddos’ attention and keep it as they watch the trains. The trains are traveling the country and using positional words to describe their journey.
Another funny book to add to your classroom library that your students will want to read again and again! Join Sally and her friends as they parade into town in the most unusual way. The rhymes, silliness, and great pictures will keep your little learners looking!
This bright book is great to teach positional words and the steps of planting seeds. This would make a great read-aloud with a garden craft after. The students would have to follow directions and use their knowledge of positional words to follow along with you.
Goat and Frog are fun to follow as they jump on, under, over, and so much more! Your students will love the colors and the silly story of this book, as it goes over lots of positional words.
This wordless book is amazing to use with your little learners. The pictures are great and will captivate your students. Join a father and child as they go on a hiking adventure; the perfect activity to talk about positional words.
This story is a favorite of my students! They love listening to the adventure and then acting it out with the story or song. It’s the perfect way to get your students moving while learning!
Rosie wants to go on a walk but she doesn’t know that Fox is following her. Rosie unknowingly leads Fox into all kinds of disasters. Your class will be giggling as they listen and learn about positional words!
This book is the perfect addition to your library! Your students will love the pictures and reading about Centipede trying to learn to dance. It is a great way to introduce or remind students that they need to follow directions to do their best work. It goes over left, right, forward, and backward.
Where has baby bear disappeared to now? Mama bear has to keep a close eye on baby bear but he still keeps disappearing. Your students will love guessing where he has run off to and using positional words to describe his hiding places.
Zoe loves going to gymnastics, and she gets so excited that she can’t standstill. This book does a wonderful job of using opposites to describe where Zoe is and what she is doing. The vocabulary is simple and perfect for preschool and kindergarten!
Next up, follow 5 elephants on a parade! They go over, under, around, and so much more as they march through the book. Your students will love to help you guess what the elephants are up to!
This book is the perfect addition to my positional words book list for little learners because it is rich with positional words! It is a fun, rhyming book about the wind blowing and taking all the people’s things. Then, it changes directions and gives them all back.
The author shares a wonderful story about going on a hike to get to their campsite. The pictures are amazing and have tons of details to spot. There are animals having their own journey to keep an eye out for!
Explore the ground under the snow that is full of life! See what all the critters are doing while it is cold and quiet on top of the snow. You get to travel in their tunnels, peek in their dens, and learn about positional words!
Take your little learners on an adventure to a pond. The author does a wonderful job of showing readers all areas of the pond, and how they intertwine to create an environment full of life.
Check out the worms under the ground and the plants growing on top in this fun book! Your little learners will love seeing all the animals and getting muddy while learning about positional words.
Out the door, down the stoop, and into the city! Join this little girl as she walks around her town heading to school. The author uses tons of positional words to help readers understand these important concepts.
Positional words are so important for little learners to understand! They make following directions and interacting in the classroom a lot easier! Understanding positional words is also crucial to life outside the classroom too! I hope this positional words book list for little learners provides you with more resources to teach this key concept! If you are looking for more positional words resources, check out my resource devoted to positional words: positional words curriculum for little learners!
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