Reading and Writing Readiness

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...
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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...
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We made our family apple tree in kindergarten
This was the first week in Kindergarten so I wanted to drop in and welcome the new group. Of course, most of the children I already know but it...
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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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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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Six unique ways to use scrap wood in preschool
There are so many wonderful ways preschoolers can explore scrap wood. Stop by and see some of the unique ways we are exploring in our...
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Writing with light and shadows

Exploring light and shadows with an overhead projector in the preschool classroom.

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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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Salt tray mazes

Come discover how our preschool children used fine motor and engineering skills to create their own salt tray mazes.

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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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