Teaching young children to read is such an exciting part of early childhood education!
Learning to love reading and value books starts way before children are ready to actually start reading. Encouraging reading starts in infancy and really takes root in the preschool years. Here are some ways to encourage and support early readers every day.
Planning and growing a garden presents numerous learning opportunities for preschoolers.
The Pre-K Printable Fun My Garden STEM Activity pack is great for supporting preschoolers as they plan and build their garden. This pack can be used for the entire process. From the beginning with learning all about various related vocabulary and tools with conversation cards, to the planning stage, planting the garden, and the ongoing care of the garden.
If you are in our FB Community, you may have noticed our new weekly D.I.Y on a $5 Budget challenge. Each week we encourage our members to share creative activities, and D.I,Y items for their program that they have made for under $5.
This week I thought I would get in on the action and share this fun fruit and vegetable pick up activity I created for $3.
What's better than fresh fruit for snack? Performing an investigation first! Use this free Kiwi Investigation set as a guide for your exploration.
Teaching preschoolers about scientific processes is so much fun! Exploring fruit is a simple way to teach children basic scientific terminology, making observations, creating a hypothesis and asking scientific questions.
Stamping with Bottle Caps is so much fun. It's such a sensory experience, as the bottle cap slides around in the paint. For this activity I've used the closed side of the bottle cap, but using the open side is just as fun. If you don't have any bottle caps you can also use Corks, Small Foam Stamps, or even cardboard tubes.
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