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  • Learning to make friends is an important social skill that will become an important life long skill. Teaching young children to make friends can be fun when you add music and singing to the lesson. Here are some great songs and activities to sing with your young kids.

    Preschool Songs for Kids About Friendship

    Preschool Songs for Kids About Friendship

    by cardelean15

  • Hug the Earth lesson plan including "CeCe's Hug the Earth Song," "I Love the Earth" collage, valentine message to the earth, "going green" game, graphing, and a cooking activity.

    Preschool Valentine Lesson Plan: Hug the Earth

    Preschool Valentine Lesson Plan: Hug the Earth

    by CeCe Rees1

  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a children's picture book about a child's day playing in the snow. This book won the Caldecott Medal in 1963 with its groundbreaking illustrations of Peter's explorations of the snow. This article includes a story summary and recommendations for use in a preschool circle time or as part of a snow-themed library storytime.

    Preschool Lesson Plan for Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day

    Preschool Lesson Plan for Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day

    by Carolyn Augustine2

  • Choosing a preschool can be an overwhelming task with so many choices. As a former preschool and kindergarten teacher, I urge parents to pick a place with a strong and distinct philosophy that attracts a community of like-minded moms and dads such as Montessori, Waldorf, and co-op.

    What Preschool Is Right for My Child: Montessori, Waldorf, or Co-op?

    What Preschool Is Right for My Child: Montessori, Waldorf, or Co-op?

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle first published in 1977 is a children's book classic. It's visual appeal and themes of telling time, bullying, and comparing sizes will entertain preschool and elementary age audiences. This thorough review includes a lesson plan for story time presenters and suggestions for teachers.

    The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Children's Book Review and Preschool Lesson Plan

    The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle Children's Book Review and Preschool Lesson Plan

    by Carolyn Augustine14

  • Numbers, shapes, and other mathematical concepts pop up in many of our daily activities. Share these opportunities with your children as a foundation for later learning.

    How to Develop Preschool Math Skills

    How to Develop Preschool Math Skills

    by sheilamarie7811

  • For teachers, parents, and librarians, an extensive list of books for babies and toddlers which show everyday diversity. These books features diverse characters portrayed in everyday contemporary life

    Everyday Diversity Books for Babies and Toddlers

    Everyday Diversity Books for Babies and Toddlers

    by Adele Jeunette0

  • A former preschool teacher explains how hands-on learning turns children into active learners. Their teacher is not the source of knowledge but a facilitator who encourages them to explore. Unfortunately, hands-on learning is threatened as the government involves itself in early childhood education.

    Why Hands-on Learning at Preschool Is Best and Why It's Getting Diminished

    Why Hands-on Learning at Preschool Is Best and Why It's Getting Diminished

    by McKenna Meyers9

  • Pumpkin-themed reading list for your preschool circle time, library storytime, or anytime! Reading lists include pumpkin-themed fantasy fiction and realistic fiction, including a few titles that are also Halloween selections.

    Pumpkin-Themed Preschool Books With Activity Ideas

    Pumpkin-Themed Preschool Books With Activity Ideas

    by Carolyn Augustine1

  • While teaching kindergarten, I had many students enter my classroom with weak hand muscles and poor fine motor skills. It was difficult for them to hold a pencil correctly, cut with scissors, and string beads. One of the easiest ways to prevent this is making play-dough with your children!

    How to Improve Your Child's Fine Motor Skills With Play-Dough!

    How to Improve Your Child's Fine Motor Skills With Play-Dough!

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • Answers to questions a parent should be prepared to hear during the application process for today's competitive nursery and primary schools.

    Preparing for Preschool Admissions

    Preparing for Preschool Admissions

    by schooladmissions6

  • Specific Age: 4-year-olds Goal of the Activity: The goal of this activity is to get the attention and focus of children by showing them a fun fingerplay. Objectives: ยท Children will demonstrate their ability to count...

    Pre-K Fingerplay Activity Plan: 5 Little Dogs

    Pre-K Fingerplay Activity Plan: 5 Little Dogs

    by kmcmichael0

  • Teaching preschool at home can be a fun learning adventure for you and your child. Learn about some simple preschool activities you can do at home with your preschooler to help your child be ready for Kindergarten.

    How to Teach Preschool at Home

    How to Teach Preschool at Home

    by Marissa18

  • Are you driving your child's preschool teacher crazy? You probably are if you send your kid to class in fancy duds, expect special treatment for your precious tyke, fret about her being bullied, and pick her up late with no apology or explanation. Find out if you're being the pain at preschool!

    17 Things Moms and Dads Do That Make Preschool Teachers Go Bonkers

    17 Things Moms and Dads Do That Make Preschool Teachers Go Bonkers

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • No, David! is the first in a series of children's picture books starring the author's delightfully naughty alter ego. Included with the article is a sample preschool lesson for an informal preschool or library story hour.

    No, David! by David Shannon Review and Preschool Lesson Plan

    No, David! by David Shannon Review and Preschool Lesson Plan

    by Carolyn Augustine7

  • Are you worried that your child's preschool isn't living up to expectations? Is the owner adding more students? Is she making a lot of unfulfilled promises about accelerated learning? Do you feel like your kid's creativity is getting squelched? These are red flags that need your immediate attention!

    Red Flags at Your Child's Preschool: 5 Things That Should Concern Parents

    Red Flags at Your Child's Preschool: 5 Things That Should Concern Parents

    by McKenna Meyers6

  • We're at a tragic point when preschools are seen as places to prepare students for kindergarten. Not only is this developmentally inappropriate and cruel, but it also has long-term negative consequences for our nation. It results in kids who are less creative, less curious, and less communicative.

    Why Preschool Should Not Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

    Why Preschool Should Not Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • Choosing a preschool program is a difficult choice for parents seeking a quality early childhood education curriculum for their children. This article addresses several areas of concern and suggests questions and observations parents should make before deciding on a preschool program for their child.

    Early Childhood Education: Choosing a Preschool Program

    Early Childhood Education: Choosing a Preschool Program

    by Leah Lefler27

  • Where the Wild Things Are, starring Max, the most wild thing of all, won the Caldecott medal in 1964 and is one of the best-loved children's picture books of all time. My in-depth review includes a sample lesson for your preschool or library story hour, craft ideas, and links to more lesson plans.

    Where the Wild Things Are Review and Preschool Lesson Ideas

    Where the Wild Things Are Review and Preschool Lesson Ideas

    by Carolyn Augustine14

  • Concepts learned at school are learned faster and retained longer when kids actively participate in an activity. Preschoolers excel when presented with an opportunity to physically engage in their learning. The lesson plan outlined below presents a fun, active method of teaching kids primary and secondary colours!

    How to Teach Color Theory to Preschoolers

    How to Teach Color Theory to Preschoolers

    by Teresa Coppens22

  • This article covers five significant reasons for the importance of preschool education written by an experienced early childhood educator. The preschool aged child is eager and ready to learn.

    Why Preschool Education Is Important For Your Child

    Why Preschool Education Is Important For Your Child

    by rebekahELLE43

  • Dot to Dot (or Connect the dots) activities are a great way to help your child develop and improve their fine motor skills, learn to draw, encourage creativity, and just have fun!!!

    Free Printable Connect the Dots Activity Sheets

    Free Printable Connect the Dots Activity Sheets

    by sidther lm3

  • As an early childhood educator, I've seen how gender inequality at preschool hurts girls as they become observers in the classroom, not doers. When teachers let them wear princess dresses, praise their appearance, and limit dramatic play to a kitchen area, they're disempowering our girls.

    Picking the Best Preschool for Your Daughter: Why Gender Equality Matters

    Picking the Best Preschool for Your Daughter: Why Gender Equality Matters

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • Ms. CeCe's preschoolers welcome spring with lesson plan activities including CeCe's "Spring is Coming Song," illustrating moving picture songs, planting pansies, and working in a garden center!

    Preschool Spring Lesson Plan

    Preschool Spring Lesson Plan

    by CeCe Rees0

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