“I Know I Shouldn’t Compare, BUT…”
objects, pictures, toys, etc.
Make sure the items that you collect vary in
weight, size, etc.
the objects in three’s, so you can compare (e.g., small, smaller, smallest;
big, bigger, biggest; heavy, heavier, heaviest).
the objects using comparatives (e.g., “This is a small ball, this ball is
smaller than that one, and this is the smallest ball of all”).
your child questions such as, “Which one is smaller? Which one is bigger?
Which one is faster?”
to your child throughout the day using comparative terms to describe what you
see and experience.