I love to search out new preschool ideas and activities on other blogs. New ideas keep me motivated and inspired. However, once I find a cute idea, I visualize how I will do the activity with my students. Lose the recipe Often times teachers look at an idea they find online or in books as […]
Early Childhood Education
I wrote this article for Teaching Tiny Tots a few months ago on teaching simple songs to preschoolers. In this article, I talk about using the S-I-M-P-L-E method when introducing simple songs and fingerplays to young children. Singing and Chanting the Itsy Bitsy Spider!
Young children are more than capable! See how these children learn to serve their own snack in preschool!
I have been preparing for the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC) conference that will be held this weekend in downtown Indianapolis. I will be presenting on: Friday, April 9th, – 3:15 to 4:30 pm. I will also be at a presenters booth on: Friday, April 9th – Booth #114 – Time: 9:00-11:00 […]
There are lots of techniques teachers use to capture the attention of preschoolers. Walk Over When needing to get the attention of only one child or a small group of children playing together, it is always more effective just to walk over, bend down close and speak warmly to them. What doesn’t work well? Yelling […]
April 11 – 17th is the Week of the Young Child. This week is a chance to honor young children and to thank teachers who dedicate their time to the field of early childhood education. I have been asked for ideas quite often on my Facebook page but haven’t had a great deal of success […]
An interview with Tom Hobson by Deborah J. Stewart Tell me about your preschool program and the ages you teach. We are a cooperative preschool with a play-based curriculum. I teach a class of 3-5 year olds and class of 2-year-olds. What is your background as it relates to early childhood and what is the […]
A couple of days after presenting the ‘Simple Songs for Preschoolers’ workshop, I took the opportunity to visit one of the schools. The teachers didn’t know I was coming, I just dropped in. What a thrill it was to come into this class and find them trying out some of the new songs they had […]
I spend a great deal of time researching activities and ideas for the classroom and often come across the cutest ideas but then I try to visualize how much of the activity my preschool age students would actually be able to do. Sometimes, the way an art activity looks online isn’t exactly how they turn […]