Going back to school well prepared is key when it comes to teaching preschool! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you enter a classroom with so many different skill levels. Some preschoolers are finally potty-trained. Some preschoolers are finally happy about being in school. And some preschoolers are almost ready to read. And you’ve got to reach them all in developmentally appropriate ways. So how
The ocean and the beach are the perfect themes to teach during summer themes. The beach is one of my favorite places to be. I don’t know if it’s the ocean breeze, the sun, or the sand on my feet, but bringing the ocean into learning is so much fun! Our printable ocean emergent reader goes perfectly with all things summer and under the sea.
The summer months do not mean it’s time to sit around and do nothing. Preschoolers still want to have fun! And yes, swimming in the pool or spending the day at the zoo or beach is what I would consider a perfect summer day, but organized play and learn activities can easily be added to the schedule too! Learning activities can happen in the classroom
Reality hits tomorrow. Spring break is officially over for us, so it’s back to making school lunches, homework, and stricter bedtimes in my house. We all know how that feels to have to get back into the daily grind, when all you want to do is stay in your pajamas all day. Teaching preschoolers adds another dimension to coming back after a break. Some are
One of our favorite themes is winter! We definitely don’t get snow where we live, but pretend snow can be just as fun. And activities and books about the animals that live in the cold is a great way to introduce nonfiction learning too. My preschoolers can tell you so many facts about penguins right now. It’s impressive! We are working on a class book
Giving kids of all ages the opportunity to be active during the day is so important. For years, the focus has been on getting kids to conform, sit still and with legs criss-crossed, and to stay quiet. I could go on and on about the ways that teachers would like little kids to stay within their expectations during the school day. And I could go
Fine Motor Teaching Tools for Preschoolers If you are one of the hundreds of teachers that use our Fine Motor Busy Bins in your classroom, you are going to want to check out the super simple, but so fun fine motor teaching tools for preschoolers below! You may be wondering if these supplies and manipulatives would still work for your classroom if you do not
The amount of teaching resources, games, and printables that can be found online can be overwhelming at times. This can be true especially when they are labeled as “free.” What does that even mean? You click hoping you actually get the entire activity for free, but then you can’t even find the right spot to download the printable. Or you have to click through many
Summer is coming! That means we all get to relax and recharge over the break. In my house it also means we have an abundance of creatures around. We get everything from frogs to dragonflies to snakes (both friendly and not so friendly!). Our frog on a log lowercase letter match is the perfect activity to play during the warmer weather while practicing alphabet recognition.
The very best way to keep learning fun and interesting as the weather gets warmer is to bulk up on hands-on activities! Keep little kids engaged and motivated with these hands-on ice cream activities for preschoolers. Little kids like ice cream. Little kids like to move and learn. And little kids like to have fun. Each of the ice cream activities in this awesome list