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!
If you are new to the #TeachECE Wednesday series, WELCOME! Each week we partner with other Early Childhood professionals to offer you, our valued readers, activities and suggestions centered around a weekly theme. This week we'll focus on SPRING STEM ideas to encourage your own kids at home or in the classroom! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities compel preschoolers to … [Read more...] about Spring STEM for Preschool: Flower Construction Challenge
If you are new to the Wednesday articles from the #TeachECE Team, we wish you a warm WELCOME! Every week, we partner with some amazing blogs to bring YOU new ideas for playful learning at home or for use in the classroom. This week's activities are centered around a MITTEN THEME for preschool. Gather some real mittens and come play a tactile mystery mitten counting game to encourage early math … [Read more...] about Mystery Mitten Tactile Counting Game for Preschool!
STEAM activities engage skills from various educational disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) to invite young kids to discover new knowledge through inquiry and solution-based learning. By combining playful investigations in Early Childhood with a STEAM Education approach to learning, young kids are challenged to use cross-disciplinary and critical thinking skills to … [Read more...] about STEAM Explorations in Early Childhood: Tessellating Shapes!
MATH! That one word has probably caused more anxiety for students (and some adults) than any other discipline. For many parents and educators, negative experiences with numbers and math in the past may present a "personal road block" when guiding young kids to learn about numbers! The goal with preschoolers is to help them establish REAL RELATIONSHIPS with numbers to create a solid base that can … [Read more...] about Establishing REAL RELATIONSHIPS with NUMBERS in Preschool! #TeachECE