Prepositions: On, In, Under, By

Today, let’s learn about prepositions in English. What is a preposition? A preposition is a word that connects a noun or pronoun to other parts of the sentence. Some preposition examples include the words “in,” “from,” “at,” and “above.” Thank goodness for prepositions! We study the use of preposition words because they help us talk about direction, time and location. When talking about location, we use prepositions of place like on, in, under or by. These prepositions are great for children who are just beginning to learn English grammar, as they can be explained using simple games, songs and activities.

Watch the video to hear Teacher Meredith sing a song using preposition words! She uses on, in, under, and by. Encourage your children to sing along and use their own stuffed animal or toy just like Teacher Meredith. If your kids are comfortable saying these words, help them make their own prepositional phrase! For example, they can make up sentences like, “The rabbit is by the bed” or “The apple is in the bowl.” While it can be overwhelming to help teach your child grammar, it doesn’t have to be! Sing along with Teacher Meredith and practice prepositions!

Preposition Song (Lyrics)

On, in, under, by.
On, in, under, by.
On, in, under, by.
Where is the rabbit?
On!

On, in, under, by.
On, in, under, by.
On, in, under, by.
Where is the rabbit?
In!

On, in, under, by.
On, in, under, by.
On, in, under, by.
Where is the rabbit?
Under!

On, in, under, by.
On, in, under, by.
On, in, under, by.
Where is the rabbit?
By!

Topics: Prepositions