I titled this for prekindergarten but any child that has the fine motor skills to do this activity will be able to whip it up fairly quickly. All you need is some construction paper strips to make the hearts and some glue if you want to put the hearts on a piece of paper to […]
Archives for February 2011
I started collecting these little red and white mailboxes from the dollar section at Target sometime in January. I thought they would make terrific additions to our February valentine work boxes… To provide a variety of different learning opportunities and types of play, I included magnetic numbers because the mailboxes are magnetic and it would […]
Take time to observe children at play in their environment and see what they are learning and what you can learn from them!
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 […]