We are sharing 10 of our favorite fun and fantastic holiday songs and fingerplays!
Our Pre-K class explored the Itsy Bitsy Spider by making an itsy bitsy play. We began by talking about four key words in our song: spout, rain, sun, and spider.
We have been singing and reading about the Itsy Bitsy Spider and my oh my this is truly a fun song or rhyme to extend into some Itsy Bitsy waterplay!
Having a set of fingerplays in your toolbox of teaching skills is a must do for anyone working in an early childhood environment.
My students loved engineering with gum drops but I missed a key opportunity in the process of leading my students to explore lots of drops! Come and learn with me how kids really do have the best ideas, we just need to learn to listen to them.
Combine the flannel board and fingerplay in your preschool classroom!
Today was our very first day in preschool and we started off the year by exploring the things we 'can' do in preschool...
We needed a quick song to sing with the children today so my colleague and I begin brainstorming dinosaur words that we could use to go with music we were already familiar with... We had a few songs we had found in books but they were too long or complicated for us to actually remember without having to print out the words. We needed something quick, fun, and simple... So after brainstorming a bit we [...]
No Time Like the Present: How and Why to Give the Gift of Language Learning to Your Child(ren) Written by my special guest Carolina Gomez. Learning a language is enriching at any age, but it is more challenging when we are adults. Children are the ones who benefit the most simply because there is a special window of opportunity for learning where everything happens in a very natural process. Children are curious about the world around them, [...]
Sometimes, coming up with a math component in your preschool lesson plans can seem rather daunting but there are many tools you can use for helping design fun and inviting mathematical activities. One simple way to get the ideas flowing is to look for children's books that promote counting and other mathematical concepts. "Ten Red Apples" by Pat Hutchins is a book that I really love to use for counting forwards and backwards from the [...]