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
This week the Playful Preschool Education Team is offering activity suggestions centered around a ROPE THEME for preschoolers! We hope you'll take a moment to visit the other playful learning activities linked for your convenience at the bottom of this post!OUTDOOR NUMBER ORDER SORTING GAME FOR PRESCHOOL! Objective: to incorporate playful early math skills into an outdoor gross motor game … [Read more...] about Outdoor Number Order Sorting Game for Preschool
PLAYING TO LEARN WITH ROCKS in PRESCHOOL! Young kids love to be outside! Playing in nature is one of the best ways to encourage healthy development in preschoolers. With a little inspiration, parents and teachers can capture the child’s love of nature and promote playful learning with items commonly found in their own backyard or neighborhood. Gather some rocks, leaves, sticks, and a few … [Read more...] about Playing to Learn with ROCKS in Preschool!
REINDEER THEME for PRESCHOOL! Each Wednesday throughout the school year, we will share activities centered around various topics of interest to preschoolers. This week, the #playfulpreschool blogging team has developed learning ideas with a REINDEER THEME! Please take a moment to browse all the wonderful activity suggestions that are linked below for your convenience! REINDEER NOSES PLAYDOUGH … [Read more...] about Reindeer Noses Playdough Math Mats for Preschool: 1-to-1 Correspondence