Take time to observe children at play in their environment and see what they are learning and what you can learn from them!
Archives for February 2011
Each week, when a new letter is introduced, the teacher invites each child to come up and try to print the letter on the dry erase board. The teacher begins by printing a capital and lower case letter on the board first – she identifies each letter as she is writing them for the children […]
Discover how to create a wonderful book of hands for your infant or toddler and use the book to explore the things in your child’s world! A terrific tool for infant lesson plans.Discover how to create a wonderful book of hands for your infant or toddler and use the book to explore the things in your child’s world! A terrific tool for infant lesson plans.
I have been enjoying the opportunity to present some simple information on our local news station. On today’s segment, I came prepared to introduce several ideas that young children can explore for Valentine’s day. If you are viewing this by email, you may need to come to the blog to see the short news clip! […]
This is a really cool and simple valentine box and matching valentine cards you can make with your preschooler. Start off with a sheet of poster board and fold it in half – long edge to long edge… Now open it back up and fold the long edges into the center leaving four creases lengthwise […]
Go out and treat your self to a box of chocolates but be sure to save the box! The valentine box is more than just a box it is also an experience… The chocolate dividers inside the valentine box can be used for a little sensory play, patterning, and a sorting game! Don’t forget the […]
Each week, the teachers at our school continue to focus on a letter of the week. This isn’t the only time that the children will explore a given letter but it is an opportunity to give a letter some special attention. This week the focus was on the letter P! I noticed that focusing on […]
Cupid’s arrow is a fun way to introduce a variety of concepts… We can learn that arrows point us in a certain direction like Up, Down, Left, or Right… We can search for arrows on signs inside and outside of our classroom… And we can explore ways we can care about each other. So cut […]
Gluing with Cotton Swabs Cotton swabs make a quick and easy way of adding glue to art activities – when you are done, just throw the swabs away. The drawback is that if you use one swab too long, it gets kinds of stringy so you need to have plenty of fresh swabs around to […]
Years ago I took a part time teaching position in a YMCA preschool program. The classroom space was nice but we had to share the space with other users after preschool was finished for the day. So this meant that most everything we used either had to be put away or taken home. Because the […]
Sometimes, I will walk in a classroom and find activities laying all over cubbies, tables, and the tops of shelves to dry. When you have lots of children or a few children who do lots of activities, inevitably you will need a place to let the activities dry. Thinking about where you are going to […]
We explored our numbers, counting, and the letter ‘O’ with this fun preschool activity using cheerios.