A well designed Invitation to Play (paint, cook, draw, etc...) will help the teacher capture a child's attention. Whether the process involves cutting, building, writing, sorting, or painting - we can set the stage and make the process look inviting so the child will want to give it a try. We use the invitation to capture attention. However, capturing attention and keeping a child engaged or inspired in the process is totally different. Keep reading and I will [...]
Every teacher will find inspiration through the beautiful works of Meri Cherry!
"Play gives children the chance to practice what they are learning." This quote by Fred Rogers is one that I have always enjoyed and strive to keep in mind as I plan for each day in my classroom.
This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or shapes (we haven’t tried it with numbers yet) in my classroom!
Each year, Read Across America day falls on March 2nd in honor of Dr. Seuss Birthday. Whether you choose to read a Dr. Seuss book or prefer to read other children's books, the primary goal of this day is to celebrate reading and to continuously foster a love for reading so children will become lifelong readers. One of the best ways to promote a love for reading with young children is to make reading fun! 1. Read a Fun [...]
To help my students know which handle next to the water faucet is hot and which is cold, I always keep a supply of red and green rubber bands around!
Discover ten ways to use a birthday chair for promoting reading and writing and other skills throughout your preschool classroom!
Introducing five fun ways teachers can use tape in the preschool classroom to promote learning and play!
Here is my secret recipe for helping the preschool-age children in my class take care of our classroom books!
To help the children be more independent in putting coats on, we teach them this simple process so they can learn how to put on their own coat.