Backgrounder: My sister [aka Mommy] was trying to teach my 3 year old (going on 4) nephew [aka Lyle] the concept of opposites. Now, note that the older son is already 7 years old so Mommy doesn't really remember how she did it the first time.
Mommy & Lyle were looking at a picture with 2 tigers, one big and one small.
Mommy: Lyle, this is big *points to the big tiger*. So if it's not big, what is it ?
Lyle: That's a Daddy tiger and this is a baby tiger.
Mommy thinks that maybe it would be better to try different example, she flips the book to another picture, one with clouds in the middle, a mountain on the ground and a plane flying high above the clouds.
Mommy: How about this ? You see the airplane ? It's flying above the clouds, right ?
Mommy: So what is below the clouds ? Do you see anything below the clouds ?
Lyle: *points directly on the cloud* On the cloud, Mommy ? Huh ? How about on the cloud ?
At this point, Mommy realizes that Lyle is not paying attention... so she decides to just let him do his thing. Baka ma high-blood pa. :-)
Shoutout: if any of you guys have pointers on how to introduce "opposites" to a 3/4 year old, drop me a line, am sure that my sister (and I) would appreciate your tips :)