60 + Fall and Winter Play Dough Centers and Activities for Preschool! There are few sensory materials for preschoolers with the versatility of play dough: preschoolers can mold it, shape it, build with it, smash it, cut it, make pre-writing lines with it, count with it, and SO MUCH MORE. We've gathered the best of fall and winter play dough centers and activities for preschool from kid bloggers … [Read more...] about 60+ Play Dough Fall/Winter Centers and Activities for Preschool!
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Super Simple Name Recognition Sensory Bags for Preschoolers! Some of the first letters preschoolers learn to recognize are the letters in their names. Exploring letters and names by engaging sensory inputs helps learning stick for young kids. Come try the simple name recognition sensory bags to encourage early letter and name recognition skills with your own preschoolers at home or in the … [Read more...] about Super Simple Sensory Name Recognition Bags for Preschoolers!
Preschoolers are delighted by flowers that emerge during the spring. To encourage flower discoveries this spring, try the parts of a flower and playful learning flower suggestions for your own preschool discovery areas at home or in the classroom. Parts of a Flower: Playful Learning Flower Centers for Preschoolers! Playing with flowers is one of the best ways to encourage learning with … [Read more...] about Parts of a Flower: Playful Learning Flower Centers for Preschoolers!
We are pleased to bring you, our valued readers, our newest collaborative eBook, Make Your Mark. The eBook brings you 30+ projects that will help your child develop a love of writing, creative storytelling, self-confidence, and compassion. Through play, art, language, and writing this book will help your child learn through play and make their mark on the world. MAKE YOUR MARK: New eBook to … [Read more...] about Make Your Mark eBook: Guiding Preschoolers through PLAY!
I am often asked by teachers and parents how to teach scissor skills to preschoolers. Young kids need plenty of practice with fine motor activities to develop the small muscles required for cutting. We introduce scissors to our 3's, but do not formally work on cutting skills until the 4th year. By the time most kids are four (reminder that not every child will develop at the same pace), they … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Scissor Skills in Preschool!
Knowledge of shapes is one of the earliest educational processes that young kids are exposed to. Preschoolers use visual information about shapes to discriminate between objects and to learn about the world around them. This week the Early Childhood Education Team is offering playful learning suggestions for helping young kids learn about SHAPES. The playdough shapes building challenge … [Read more...] about Simple Playdough Shapes Building Challenge for Preschoolers!