Supporting Preschool Speech Development
Supporting speech development is a huge component of preschool. Many of the activities in classrooms are centered around play, building relationships, and providing opportunities for preschoolers to interact with their peers and teachers. All of which are important aspects of speech development.
Planning out you activities you plan to offer young children is important for engagement, supporting development, and organizing your teaching time.
This set of editable lesson plans makes it easier to create and organize your plans.
I've included a variety of templates to match different program styles.
Christmas Tree Play Dough Invitation
The words “play dough invitation” sound so fun, and sort of, well, inviting. If you’re a bit intimidated by the word invitation--thinking it involves throwing a full-scale party complete with cake, punch, and pony rides--don’t be!
Setting up a play dough invitation or “invitation to play” is easier than you might think. Plus, your children or students will have tons of fun without even realizing all the fine motor skills, creativity, and learning benefits they’ll be getting while they play.
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.
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Having a morning sign-in and evening sign-out attendance routine is a great name recognition activity-kids just LOVE finding their names!
Place a Who is here Today? sign-in mat, and a Who is at home? sign-out mat in your welcome Area, or in a binder. As the children arrive in the morning they find their name on the "Who is at home?" mat and move their names to the "Who is here today?" mat (attach with Velcro). Likewise, in the evening, when they are ready to go home, they move their names again.
Planning your themes for a whole year can feel a bit overwhelming at first, but having a good roadmap for the whole year will help you stay focused, and save you time as you plan your monthly/weekly activities.
Below you can find simple, actionable steps you can take to help you plan your yearly theme calendar. To save you even more time, please be sure to download my free theme planning guide.
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