Reading and Writing Readiness

6 ways to encourage writing in preschool

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There are many different ways to encourage writing skills with preschool aged children.  Today I’m going to share with you some of the ways we encourage beginning writing in our preschool classroom… When it comes to writing, the most important thing to remember is that it should be fun!  Shouldn’t that apply to all learning? From time […]

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The simplest holiday invitation to play ever!

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If you want to add a little spark of curiosity to your classroom, then pick up a few Christmas boxes and you will have the simplest holiday invitation to play ever.

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The do’s and don’ts of reading aloud to young children

Do's and Don'ts of Read-Alouds

Come and discover the Do’s and Don’ts of Read-Alouds gleaned from “The Read-Aloud Handbook” by Jim Trelease.

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Managing interruptions during the read-aloud experience

Interruptions during Read-Aloud

Jim Trelease gives us his perspective on two different types of interruptions that take place during the read-aloud experience.

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The motivation to draw and write is powered by play

Motivation to Draw

You may think that driving a toy jeep around the drive-way and developing the skills to write or draw have no connection but my two-year-old grandson would demonstrate that there is a strong connection between the two…

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Window tracing on a sunny day

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Exploring our names and other shapes through window tracing!

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Five tips for taking preschool journals outside

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Come and see these five tips shared for taking preschool journals outside.

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Salt tray mazes

Come discover how our preschool children used fine motor and engineering skills to create their own salt tray mazes.

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Salt tray heart printing and writing

Introducing and exploring the writing and printing process through the use of salt trays in preschool…

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Feather tip salt tray writing

Exploring the salt tray writing experience with our turkey feathers!

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Six unique ways to use scrap wood in preschool

There are so many wonderful ways preschoolers can explore scrap wood. Stop by and see some of the unique ways we are exploring in our classroom!

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Ants in the salt tray plus more

Exploring ants in circletime then working on prewriting skills as we explore ants in the salt tray!

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Tools for play inspire the desire to write

Inspiring young children to write by partnering tools for play in preschool…

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Sticky paper shape tracing in preschool

A simple way to keep the stencils in place while tracing around them in preschool!

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Writing with light and shadows

Exploring light and shadows with an overhead projector in the preschool classroom.

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Reading with young children: a picture walk

Going on a picture walk with young children to promote prereading skills!

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