Extend the love for reading all throughout the preschool classroom with these amazing literacy based ideas from Teach Preschool!

I always say, one can never have too many children’s books. With every children’s book there is always a way to expand the book into all parts of the early childhood classroom experience. Explore Teach Preschool and find out ways you can promote literacy and language throughout the early learning environment!

Going on a looking walk

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After reading “The Looking Book,” I gave each child their own pair of lookers to wear so we could head outdoors and take our own looking walk!

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The itsy bitsy play about spiders in prek

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Our Pre-K class explored the Itsy Bitsy Spider by making an itsy bitsy play. We began by talking about four key words in our song: spout, rain, sun, and spider.

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Itsy bitsy spider water play

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We have been singing and reading about the Itsy Bitsy Spider and my oh my this is truly a fun song or rhyme to extend into some Itsy Bitsy waterplay!

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Making our own very busy spiders and spider webs

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Spiders are quite common around our preschool and so we spent a little time reading about and making our own very busy spiders.

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Explore and discover bubbles in a bowl science

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Today’s explore and discovery linky is all about science! I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed this simple science process with bubbles and water color!

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Learning with leaves

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After gathering a set of leaves, the children explored the leaves by sorting them on our table chart and making leaf confetti!

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Tapping our own magic table top tree

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After tapping and blowing on our book, we went over to the table to essentially retell our story by exploring our own Tap the Magic Tabletop Tree!.

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Scientists ask questions

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Today I’d like to share an activity that we did with our pre-k students to extend our study of the tools scientists use and to encourage them to “think like a scientist.”

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Simple shape games on the felt board

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The kinds of games we play with the felt board are not all that complicated and all I really need are just a few bight and colorful felt pieces and I have everyone’s attention.

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Small, tall, fall

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When I come across a picture book that has a few very carefully chosen words along with amazing illustrations, I get so excited. The book titled, “Tall” by Jez Alborough was the perfect book to get us talking about the words, “small, tall, and fall.”

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I Spy Me!

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Celebrating me thought this simple to make “I Spy Me!” board in our preschool classroom.

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Exploring numbers with lines and dots

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We spent time exploring numbers and drawing lines by making our own dot-to-dots after reading the book “Chicka Chick 123″ by Bill Martin Jr.

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Drawing and story telling with a purple crayon

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While I read the classic tale of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” to my students, I invited them to tell me their own purple crayon story.

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Neighborhood under construction in preschool

Neighborhood

This must be at the top of the my list of favorite days/activities we did in the preschool classroom last year. Stop by and see how we built our own neighborhood!

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Making rainbow fish puzzles in preschool

Rainbow or Flashy Fish Puzzle

As part of our exploration of fish, the children created their own sparkly rainbow fish puzzles!

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Fish in the water

Fish in the Water

Exploring the world of fish though art and a favorite children’s book!

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