Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Why your preschoolers should play with blocks
Have you ever heard someone say, “All they ever want to do is play in the block center!” Well I have some news about the block center...
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We are writing on the walls in preschool
In this classroom the children are literally writing on the walls! The bottom half of the wall is painted in chalk board paint around two whole...
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Using lids to play with a purpose in preschool
I have been collecting small lids from milk jugs and juice jugs. I don’t really have a lot but I keep the ones I have saved in a small...
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Tools to promote fine motor skills in preschool
This may just look like an empty blue ice tray but if you stop and think about how it can be used to promote fine motor skills or sorting skills...
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The value of scooping and pouring and counting candy corn in preschool
If there is one area in my own professional development that I have come to appreciate more than ever, it is the value of sensory play. I have...
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The paper framework of play

Inviting new learning through simple materials and time to explore…

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The Olympic closing ceremony : promoting and celebrating the hopes and dreams of young children

Come and see all the amazing ways you can promote the hopes and dreams of young children and celebrate their achievements!

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Teaching preschoolers expectations

There are three key elements that teachers should include in the process of setting boundaries and expectations for young children.

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Take time to let twos tumble in preschool
Young children have a need to get their energy out. They will do it in all kinds of ways – some of which you, as a teacher, may like and...
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Starting with the activity and ending with the book in preschool
I have almost always started our day with circle time in preschool. I choose a great children’s book along with other conversation sparkers...
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