Language Arts

Take time for a little name printing practice

These are just a few activities I have used to teach or provide some practice in name writing skills… Laminate a name card for children to view and reference as they print their name throughout the day without having to constantly ask the teacher for help… Provide a variety of name printing activities throughout the […]

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Making books with children

Making Books with children by Marisa Constantinides Making big or small books with children is not a novel idea; in fact, all you need to know about this is included in the wonderful series of books listed at the end of this short post, with some new ideas which include digital storybooks. Children will love […]

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All children are writers: we just need to show them how!

A guest post by Melissa Taylor of Imagination Soup! What’s the first word a child learns to write? His or her name! Start with the name – add a picture and you have the makings of a letter to a friend. We know that kids love getting mail. Writing letters gives kids a gratifying purpose […]

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Using personalized photos in the preschool classroom

A guest post by Shara-Lawrence Weiss When Deborah approached me about guest blogging, I was honored. I have gotten to know a little about Deborah through twitter and facebook and have found her to be kind, gentle and caring. She clearly loves children and enjoys working with preschoolers, making crafts, writing songs and more. The […]

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Teaching English language learners in preschool

A guest post by Karen Nemeth http://www.languagecastle.com/ Excellence in early childhood education is a wonderful goal that we’d like to achieve for all young children. As the population changes, that means all early childhood teachers should be prepared to teach children who speak different languages. Right now as many as 20%-25% of the children in […]

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Providing preschoolers with structured and unstructured opportunities to write

Creating structured and unstructured opportunities to draw and write.

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Building a child’s vocabulary in preschool

Exploring different ways to promote strong vocabulary skills in the preschool classroom.

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