Preschoolers are fascinated with numbers and shapes! As many of our readers know, all groundwork for future math success must begin in the formative years of early childhood. While we are champions of pure play, adult guidance is necessary to help preschoolers establish real and lasting relationships with mathematical concepts. As teachers and parents, we must observe, communicate, and help our … [Read more...] about Encouraging Early Math Skills and Intuition in Preschool
Teaching young kids numbers and letters through playful and integrated daily explorations is key to real learning. From April 10th - May 7, 2017, we are offering a special discount on the ABC's and 123's eBook PLUS the inclusion of an entire BONUS PACK completely free with each purchase. To join the ABC's and 123's Challenge community during the month, browse the following hashtag on Instagram - … [Read more...] about ABC’s and 123’s eBook Challenge: Free Bonus Pack and MORE!
Simple STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) challenges involve young kids in exploration, inquiry, observation, making predictions, testing predictions, and formulating solutions to problems. Exposure to STEAM activities in early childhood will nurture the inquisitive nature inherent in young kids to support critical thinking skills. The PEEPS Parachute STE(A)M Challenge is a … [Read more...] about PEEPS Parachute STEM Challenge in Early Childhood!
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!
ABC's and 123's Book for Playful Learning As an educator for 33 years, I've often fielded questions from parents and colleagues about appropriate ways to introduce literacy and math concepts to preschoolers. I'm honored to co-author the ABC's and 123's Book to guide parents and teachers toward developmentally appropriate practices for playful learning with their own kids at home or in the … [Read more...] about How Do I Introduce the ABC’s and 123’s to Preschoolers?
If you are new to the Wednesday #TeachECE series, we WELCOME you! Each week, we partner with other early childhood professionals to offer playful learning activities centered around a weekly theme. This week, activity suggestions revolve around a RAINFOREST THEME. Come play to learn in preschool with FUN Tree Frog Math Games to encourage developing skills! Rainforest Tree Frog Math Games … [Read more...] about Rainforest Tree Frog Math Games for Preschoolers!