Teaching preschoolers how to regulate their emotions and deal with difficult situations is one of the most important goals for children to work on before going to kindergarten.
The Calm Down Binder is a great tool for any early childhood learning environment. It can be easily added to an existing calm down or quiet space or it can be tossed into a teacher bag to be used anywhere. Easily take it with you on any outing or out to the playground.
The activities inside this binder will walk the child through a variety of calming techniques such as: deep breathing, and gentle finger exercises.
Learning to identify and manage Feeling and Emotions is essential for preschoolers. It can be difficult for young children to identify their own feelings as well as what those feelings look like on other people.
These Conversation Cards and Posters are a great tool for early childhood educators to use in teaching children to identify emotions. These cards and posters can be used both when children are experiencing a particular emotion as well as everyday to prepare children for experiencing feelings.
These cards and posters are easy to use and can be used in a variety of ways!
Your kids will have fun learning more about feelings and emotions with this cute Scarecrow Build a Face Activity.
This set will help young children begin to recognize facial expressions related to feelings and emotions
Young children are naturally curious about adaptive equipment. This pack includes two different printable activities designed to invite conversation and an opportunity for young children to ask questions about adaptive equipment.
Learning their phone number and how to dial it on a phone (both landline and cell phones) is an important skill for preschoolers and kindergartners.
This fun worksheet is a great way to introduce phone numbers to young children. The worksheet is editable so you can type in their name for them to trace (or leave blank for them to write it in!) and type in their phone number for them to reference during the activity.
Learning will look different this year for many people, especially children. With all the uncertainty and changes, it's become even more important to create a sense of belonging in early learning environments. This is true no matter where children are learning.
Fostering a sense of belonging supports children in feeling safe and welcome in the learning environment, supports development of critical social-emotional skills, supports development of friendships, and builds resiliency.
Use the tips below to help create a sense of belonging in your early learning environment. These tips are beneficial for all types of educators including homeschooling parents, child care providers, preschool teachers, elementary school teachers, and parents guiding their children through virtual school.
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