Don’t push my button!

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You quickly learn that if you don’t want a preschooler to do something then just start your sentence with the word “Don’t!”. Come see what my preschoolers are saying, “Don’t push my button!”

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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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Summer book study: The read aloud handbook by Jim Trelease

Hey Teachers and Parents! Join us for the Summer Book Study. Stop by and check out who are new surprise author is – this summer should be one of our best summer book studies ever!

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Let your preschoolers press here!

We read the book titled, “Press Here” and then had fun making our own “Press Here” booklets!

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Writing the letter of the week

Each week, when a new letter is introduced, the teacher invites each child to come up and try to print the letter on the dry erase board. The teacher begins by printing a capital and lower case letter on the board first – she identifies each letter as she is writing them for the children […]

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Parent involvement in early literacy is the key to academic success

Parent involvement in early literacy is the key to academic success by Dr. Erika Burton of Stepping Stones Together Early childhood education sets the stage for future academic achievement. Whether you choose a pre-school setting, home school your child, or a combination of both exposure and parent modeling of literacy skills before, during and after the […]

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Planning marvelous mitten activities for preschool

Creating a preschool lesson plan on mittens.

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Put a spark in your story time by Tammy Flowers

As an early childhood educator with a heart for literacy, I am inspired daily by the awe in a child’s eyes as they lose themselves in a simple storybook.  As the pages are flipped, we naturally alter our voice to make magical characters come to life; seizing the attentions of even the squirmiest child and […]

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Simple read-aloud circle time tip for preschool

I have written several posts about reading aloud to preschoolers and this is a little tip you might like to use for one or more of your read-aloud opportunities… Whenever possible, I like to collect the characters of popular children’s books like “Madeline” by Ludwig Bemelmans and “Arthur” by Marc Brown. When I go to […]

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Using the book cover to keep preschoolers engaged in storytime

Try these ideas for engaging preschoolers in story time!

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Reading aloud to Preschoolers

When reading aloud to a group of students, be sure to hold the book up where all of the children can see it as you read. This will help eliminate some of the complaining during story time and allow the preschoolers to stay engaged. They do want to see the pictures – so make sure […]

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Building a child’s vocabulary in preschool

Exploring different ways to promote strong vocabulary skills in the preschool classroom.

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Choosing the Right Books

Reading to preschoolers starts with choosing the right books. There are several points to consider when choosing books to capture a preschooler’s interest and keep groups of preschoolers engaged in the story. Illustrations: The books you choose for young children should include quality illustrations. Most preschool-age children are not yet reading and depend on the […]

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Reading Aloud to preschoolers

During the preschool years, preschoolers are developing life-long attitudes about the reading experience. A preschool teacher plays a major role in developing a joy for reading by creating the right reading experiences. For this reason, a preschool teacher should have a good grasp on how to best read-aloud to a group of preschool children. When […]

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