This is a list of books with lots of location words, particularly in, on, under. We have selected these books as the language levels are not too complex and are therefore great for teaching new concepts. Repetition in the story line is great for learning and sometimes a rhythmic feel to the text is also useful. Some of the books have lift the flap elements to keep more active children engaged. Ideally suited to children 2-4 years.
A nice repetitive old favourite! The children go for a walk through many different terrains – snow, mud and more.
Target example – “We can’t go over it, we can’t go under it!”
A delightful rhyming book about a witch and all the passengers she picks up on her broom. Lots of great location words to talk about.
Target examples – on the broom / in the water.
This is similar to the Spot What! series where the child needs to look for named items. However, this is suitable for younger preschoolers. Boys and girls editions available.
Target examples – (Where are the parrots?) – in the trees, on the ground.
Although the text doesn’t always talk about the location words you can still point them out. Look at the sheep!
Target examples – on the seesaw / up the hill / in the house.
A classic book with lots of flaps to look under and great location words to say.
Target examples – under the stairs / in the clock.
This is another great one – look for the Easter eggs on each page.
Target examples – in the shed / in the nest.
Similar to the Spot classic. Look under the flaps for Maisy.
Target examples – in the toybox / in the house.
The fox can’t find his socks. Lift the flaps to look for the socks on each page.
Target examples – in the chest / under the stairs.
A fun book with pop up pages that can be moved two ways. You can look in and under things for the witch’s concoctions.
Target examples – in the toaster / in the fridge.
From the Charlie and Lola series. Sizzles the dog has hidden or got lost – can you find him under the flaps?
Target examples – in the kitchen / at the park.
Read books everyday with your child.