Pretend play has a strong link to social and emotional intelligence, language, inquiry and problem solving skills, creative expression, sequential thought processes, and general nurturing skills in preschool. Through pretend play, preschoolers will begin to move beyond their natural egocentric views and toward the understanding of various roles that others have in our world. This week the … [Read more...] about Pretend Play in Preschool: How to Be a Scientist!
Back to School for Preschool and PreK
This week the Early Childhood Educational Team has compiled awesome activities for learning names in Preschool and Kindergarten! With just a few simple supplies, parents, childcare providers, or teachers in the classroom can offer name explorations through playful learning! LEARNING NAMES IN PRESCHOOL with ALL 5 SENSES Some of the first letters preschoolers begin to know are the letters in … [Read more...] about Learning Names in Preschool with ALL 5 Senses!
If you are new to articles from The Early Childhood Education Team, you'll find tips, tricks, activities, and playful learning ideas centered around a changing weekly theme. Each Wednesday throughout the school year, we'll partner with some of the best educational bloggers to bring you, our valued readers, tools to use at home, in a childcare setting, or in the classroom! This week, the … [Read more...] about Teaching Responsibility in Preschool Through Practical Life Skills! #TeachECE
While many parents are glad that school time is just around the corner, it can be a bittersweet time too! The casual days of summer often give way to the hectic pace of lunches, homework, paperwork, backpacks, extra activities...the list goes on and on. Today, the Early Childhood Education Team is offering Back to School Tips, Tricks, and Activities to help get kids (and parents) off to a great … [Read more...] about Back to School Tips for Parents PLUS Printable Morning Chart!
photo credit: YannGarPhoto (Where are the stats??) via photopin cc I Love Colors I have the privilege of blogging today with a wonderful group of homeschoolers, childcare providers, and classroom teachers who are bringing YOU a little environmental inspiration! Others always ask what curriculum and philosophy we use at home. My answer is that we use LOTS of inspiration and playful learning … [Read more...] about Preschool and Childcare Classroom Environmental Blog Hop
It is officially back to school time for our students this week! While we are excited to have our kids back in the classroom, we aren't quite ready to let go of summertime fun just yet! We hope you enjoy the Wikki Stix created Popsicle Alphabet and Ants on a Picnic Blanket Learning Crafts below! They are a fun way to introduce (reintroduce) basic skills while incorporating fine motor activities … [Read more...] about #Wikkistix Popsicle Letters, Numbers, and Colors for #Backtoschool!