Sunday, April 21, 2013

What is an Antonym?



Guess what.....you have been playing antonym games with your child since they were old enough to understand you!

"An antonym is a word opposite in meaning to another word but similar to it in most other respects. For example, tall and short are opposite in meaning but both are the same parts of speech (adjectives) and would take the same position in a sentence (before the noun they modify). Antonyms tend to be adjectives, adverbs and verbs, with relatively few nouns qualifying as true antonyms. For example “high” (an adjective), “slowly” (an adverb) and “to fast” (a verb) all have antonyms, while “table” (a noun) does not. Antonyms are fun to learn about using matching and pick-it games."

So, when you were reading things that were tall and short, big and small, fat and thin.......you were teaching your preschool games!!

Who knew! So, does that mean we ALL were homeschoolers from the start?! Hmmmm, gives us something to ponder about as we keep on learning and teaching!!

Happy Homeschooling!

1 comment:

Kat said...

Great point, lol! And I am a firm believer that we all are homeschoolers at some point in early childhood. Teaching your kiddo to eat, dress, identify colors, etc...chances are we as parents were in charge of those things, right? ;)

Katie