As our own preschoolers prepare to end our school year, we'd like to offer a special round-up of playful learning activities from the Early Childhood Education Team. We hope your own kids will love playing and learning this summer with activities centered around an Ocean Theme! 38 Ocean-Themed Activities for Preschool! Top Ten Ocean/Beach Themed Activities Across All Learning Areas: Top 10 … [Read more...] about 38 Ocean Themed Activities for Preschool!
Rachel Miller, Holly Homer, and Jamie Harrington of Kids Activities Blog and Quirky Momma bring the FUN of science explorations to everyday play in their newest book, the 101 coolest simple science experiments. The book comes complete with colorful photos and simple instructions that invite kids to use critical thinking skills, explore outcomes, and have FUN doing it! If you are a parent, … [Read more...] about The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments
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!
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!
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
Welcome to the Wednesday #TeachECE series! Each week throughout the year, we partner with other early childhood professionals to offer tips, activities, and suggested play ideas for your own kids at home or in the classroom. Winter weather can be challenging for staff and students. We try to get our kids outside twice a day, but when the weather doesn't cooperate, indoor large motor games are … [Read more...] about Walkin’ In the Jungle Gross Motor and Sequencing for Preschool!