reading readiness

15 Fabulous fingerplays and facts

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Having a set of fingerplays in your toolbox of teaching skills is a must do for anyone working in an early childhood environment.

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Supplementing the preschool curriculum with My Big World from Scholastic

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Exploring the wonderful resource provided by Scholastic and how we use “Our Big World with Clifford” in our preschool classroom.

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Eight tips for reading with a toddler

See these tips for exploring the reading experience with your toddler.

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A day of exploring carrots

Exploring the classic children’s book “The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss through all content areas of the 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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The 4 R’s: reading, writing, arithmetic, and rainbows

Exploring the “4 R’s” in our preschool classroom as we had fun with rainbow reading, rainbow writing, and rainbow arithmetic!

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Exploring Dr. Seuss stripes in preschool…

Counting and creating with our Dr. Seuss stripes in our prek classroom!

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The value of name recognition in preschool

See how our names are an interactive part of our daily preschool classroom activities.

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Reading spaces for a toddler

A great way to create a toddler’s interest in children’s books is to integrate books into their play environment. Often times, we get stuck with the idea that books belong on shelves or in a basket on the floor. We want to keep them organized and clean but for toddlers, the best place for a […]

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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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Weekly Reader in preschool

For as far back as I can remember, we have been subscribing to the Weekly Reader. This is a simple four page newspaper for kids that focuses on specific topics in each issue. In this pre-k classroom the Weekly Reader topic for the day is on Fall Fruit.  I want to share with you the […]

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