Helping young children solve puzzles in preschool

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I can’t remember who taught me this little technique for teaching preschoolers how to manage a puzzle but it is a technique I have used for many years with much success. When a very young child takes a puzzle and dumps all the pieces out, chances are he or she will have a little trouble […]

Building connections to math, art, and more through children’s literature

When I am at a loss as to what to do in my preschool classroom, I always sit down and start thumbing through all my children’s books. As I read through my collection of children’s books, my mind begins to swirl with all the ways each book can be extended throughout my curriculum content. I […]

These preschoolers are up to something fishy!

This week has been all about the wonderful creatures who live in the pond. The children have been exploring fish, turtles, and frogs. Today, the children created some bright and colorful fish! The teacher set out the fish, colorful scraps of construction paper, and glue for each child. Then the teacher explained the process to […]

These preschoolers are up to something fishy!

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This week has been all about the wonderful creatures who live in the pond. The children have been exploring fish, turtles, and frogs. Today, the children created some bright and colorful fish! The teacher set out the fish, colorful scraps of construction paper, and glue for each child. Then the teacher explained the process to […]