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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.
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.
Preschoolers are learning to identify their own emotions, understand how other express emotions, and how to express their own emotions.
These mats give children an opportunity to how emotions look on different people. This activity also gives children a natural opportunity to talk about emotions with a peer or educator.
The time we take to reflect on our week allows us to pivot, and adjust the things that aren’t working in our program.
Taking time to reflect on your day or week is especially important when you are starting a new routine or changing a regular routine.
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!
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