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Identifying the letters in the alphabet, and learning how letters are formed is an important early literacy skill. Long before picking up a pencil preschoolers need to have strong fingers, hands, and a strong core before they even begin to print letters. These developed skills will make it easier for them to maintain a proper posture, pencil grip, and sustain a writing activity when they are finally ready to start printing.
Needless to say, learning about letters and letter formation doesn't have to wait! Below I've pulled together some of my favorite hands on ways to learn letters, that use low cost materials that can be found around your classroom, or home.
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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.
Are you a childcare provider or preschool teacher who feels overwhelmed when it comes to assessments? Or are you looking for an easier way to conduct, organize, and record your assessments?
Maybe you are a parent who is educating your preschool aged child at home, and you are unsure about what skills they need to learn, or how to assess them to determine, what they already know.
If any of the above scenarios ring true, you've come to the right spot! I've designed my preschool assessment pack to support educators just like you who are using Pre-K Printable Fun Products!
The printable assessment pack includes everything you'll need to track assessment data, assess your preschool aged students, and organize your assessment paperwork.
Do you ever ask yourself what your preschool aged child should be learning? Here at Pre-K Printable Fun we use these PKPF Learning Standards to design our activities! This free checklist contains some of the outcomes you can expect your preschooler (ages 3-5 not yet in Kindergarten) to be working towards mastering as they are using our products.
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.
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