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English prepositions can be a tricky topic for kids to learn, but their importance makes them a priority in the children's learning process.

Prepositions are short words that usually come before nouns and, sometimes, also before gerund verbs. These words never change their spelling and they are the ones that connect the different parts of the sentence.

The importance of teaching preposition words to children resides in the fact that they mark the relationships between persons, objects, and locations. By using them correctly, young learners will significantly improve their communication skills since prepositions will help them put their vocabulary together in order to structure more complex sentences that could represent their thoughts and ideas more clearly.

To help young children learn the prepositions in English, parents must involve them in the process of learning with games and activities aimed to naturally incorporate these new words and their uses into their vocabulary. Here you'll find some useful tips to help your kids learn the prepositions. 



Prepositions of place


Prepositions in English - Under

under

Over

over

Prepositions in English - On

on

Preposition in English - Next to / Beside

next to / beside

Prepositions in English - In / Inside

in / inside

Prepositions in English - By

by

Prepositions in english - Between

between

Prepositions in English - Behind

behind

Prepositions in English - At

at

Prepositions in English - Among

among

under

over

across

below

towards

through

to

into

from

Prepositions of time

on

for days: I have singing lessons on Monday.

in

for months and seasons: Spring is in March. 

for times of the day: I always go running in the afternoon. 

for periods of time: My aunt was born in 1982. 

at

for times of the day: My dog always barks at night. 

for

for periods of time: I've lived in Brazil for two years. 

since

from a period of time: Susan has been studying in USA since 2013. 

ago

for a time in the past: I was born seven years ago. 

before

I'll arrive before lunch

until

We have to wait until Winter to play in the snow. 

to

to tell the time: It's ten to six. 

past

to tell the time: It's a quarter past eight. 

by

My homework will be ready by six.



All prepositions

of

off

out of

about

within

without

with

than

like



Prepositions Printable Flashcards


Prepositions vocabulary cards

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