10 Ways to Support Early Readers
Teaching preschoolers 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.
Tips for Setting up your Preschool Library Center
A reading space (or Library as it is sometimes referred to) provides an area for preschoolers to independently examine books and literacy materials. In this space, children are fostering a love for learning, expanding their vocabulary, learning book handling skills, navigating social awareness, developing language skills, and learning so much about the world!
Below you can find some great Library & Reading Spaces shared by our readers as well as suggested items to add to your space based on the ages you care for.
Shower Curtain Target Activity for Preschoolers
If you're looking for a cost-effective and creative way to engage your preschoolers, try this Sponge Water Ball and Shower Curtain Activity. Engaging preschoolers in fun and educational activities is a wonderful way to enhance their motor skills, coordination, and social interaction. Combining the thrill of throwing with the joy of water play, this activity is sure to keep young learners entertained and stimulated.
If You Decide to go to the Moon Free Book Companion Set
Launch your outer space theme with this Free If You Go to the Moon Pre-k book companion! This set includes a printable craft (straw rocket), book review, discussion questions and vocabulary review to compliment the book If You Decide to go to the Moon by Faith Mcnulty.
Marbled Planets Preschool Craft
Making marbled planets with preschoolers involves a fun art process and makes a great craft for an outer space theme! All you need to know to get started is in this blog including materials and teacher tips.
Make Galaxy Dough with Preschoolers
This easy-to-make galaxy play-dough will have your preschoolers over the moon excited with its sparkle and shine! You only need a few simple ingredients, and this tutorial, to make an out-of-this-world play-dough.
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Preschool Learning Centers are commonly referred to as Preschool Centers, or Learning Spaces. These are activity areas dedicated to a specific type of of play and exploring a variety of topics and activities. Download our Free set of Center Signs!