Reading and Writing Readiness

My favorite curriculum supplement for preschool
I always enjoy designing my own curriculum based on my student’s development, interests, and experiences I want to provide and I love how...
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Tracing letters, numbers, and shapes on the flannel board
This idea may look very simple, and it is, but it has been one of the best tools for giving my students a little practice in tracing letters or...
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5 ways to have fun with reading
Each year, Read Across America day falls on March 2nd in honor of Dr. Seuss Birthday. Whether you choose to read a Dr. Seuss book or prefer to...
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6 ways to encourage writing in preschool
There are many different ways to encourage writing skills with preschool aged children.  Today I’m going to share with you some of the ways...
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The simplest holiday invitation to play ever!
If you want to add a little spark of curiosity to your classroom, then pick up a few Christmas boxes and you will have the simplest holiday...
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The do’s and don’ts of reading aloud to young children

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

Jim Trelease gives us his perspective on two different types of interruptions that take place during the read-aloud experience.

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The motivation to draw and write is powered by play
You may think that driving a toy jeep around the drive-way and developing the skills to write or draw have no connection but my two-year-old...
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Window tracing on a sunny day

Exploring our names and other shapes through window tracing!

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Five tips for taking preschool journals outside

Come and see these five tips shared for taking preschool journals outside.

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