Make pool safety a priority even though the end of summer draws near

Swimming in the pool

Although school is just around the corner, it is likely that with the days still being so hot, many of you will still be taking your preschoolers for a little dip in the swimming pool. “Two-thirds of childhood drownings occur May through August, making drowning the biggest summertime risk for kids” (RD)  Cara Pettersen wants […]

Quick tip for storing your preschool flannel board stories

Playing on the flannel board

I am always making and collecting flannel board stories and games for my classroom. I love how flannel board stories and activities can capture the attention of young children and get them involved in circletime. I will be posting several of our flannel board activities throughout this school year but today, I want to show […]

Simple tip for organizing activities that go with your favorite children’s books

Keeping Elmer Art in the book

I thought I would share how I keep track of some of my favorite teaching resources that go with some of my favorite children’s books… There are some activities or materials that I just know I will want to use the next time I read a specific book to my class so I simply tuck the […]

Hands off in preschool

Roller painting

In our zest to help children “create” sometimes it is easy to forget what it means to be creative… Creativity is inspired when we give children the opportunity to explore the art process and materials without the pressure of having to do it in a specific way… In an effort to teach children, adults get […]

Playing the train game in preschool

Making trains from chairs

During our musical a few weeks ago, I taught the older children a little train song and dance. Part of what we did was use our chairs to make a train for the musical. The two year old children would often come into the room and watch us as we practiced the train song… I […]