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!
Fine Motor Skills for Tiny Fingers
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!
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
Chalk Dust and Feather Writing: Learning Names in Preschool! Summer learning can be FUN for preschoolers with a CHALK THEME! The Playful Preschool Blogging Team is offering wonderful suggestions for playful learning with activities centered around CHALK! Grab your own chalk, a few simple supplies, and come PLAY with us! Disclaimer: This post an others within this blog contain affiliate … [Read more...] about Chalk Dust and Feather Writing: Learning Names in Preschool
Young kids love to be outside! Playing in nature is one of the best ways to encourage healthy development in children. With a little inspiration, parents can capture the child’s love of nature and promote playful learning with…STICKS! Gather some sticks in the neighborhood or your own backyard to provide frugal and fun learning opportunities at home! PLAYING to LEARN with STICKS Sticks … [Read more...] about Frugal and Playful Learning with Sticks in Preschool!