Create a Space for Preschool Art and Creativity
Creating a space for art in your early learning program will provide many opportunities for preschoolers to explore their creativity and develop artistic skill. In the Art Space, even the youngest child can learn to appreciate the beautiful designs, textures and colors that are found in art, Children will begin to develop new language that describes art, as well as explore new art processes, mediums, and tools.
The art space provides many opportunities for children to improve their motor, sensory, language, social emotional, and cognitive development skills as they learn to create.
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.
Create Outdoor Preschool Learning Spaces
Are you looking to spend more time outside in your childcare program? Whether you you just want to update your outdoor space, or intentionally want to create your own outdoor classroom-there is nothing quite like spending your learning time outside! The warm sun on your face, a gentle breeze, and nature buzzing all around you.
Just as you set up learning spaces inside, you can set them up outside as well! Keep reading to find some fun ways to design your own responsive outdoor spaces for art, dramatic play, engineering, science, reading, music, and of course-physical development with a little elbow grease, and creativity.
Create a Space for Preschool Dramatic Play
The Dramatic play space is always a favorite learning space in the preschool classroom. So much learning happens here. This space provides many opportunities for children to practice life skills, building their imagination, and a key component in role playing.
Free Center Signs for Preschool
If you're looking for center signs for your preschool learning space or classroom, you've found them and they are both cute and free!
Whether you have a large dedicated classroom, or you have a small in-home learning environment, dividing your space into learning centers can be very beneficial to young learners.
From Art to Dramatic Play (and everything in between) these free print ready Center Signs make it easy to label your learning environment. These cute signs support children as they are planning their play and help them to figure out where they can find their favorite learning materials and toys.
These signs also include a brief statement with a few things children learn in each space (If you are looking for an editable set you can purchase them in our store here). This is a good reminder for the adults working with children as well as a fun and easy way to communicate to visitors what children are learning as they play.
Preschool Music and Movement Center
The music space is so important for children. There has been a lot of research done to support that listening to, and creating music helps wire children's brains for future learning. In the Music Space, children are perfecting their listening skills, developing gross motor, and fine motor skills, learning about other cultures, improving their balance, and rhythm.
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