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  • 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

  • Raising a child who loves math and feels confident in the subject starts in the first few years of life. The preschool age is the perfect age to build math foundations. Read about some of our favorite strategies!

    Math Foundations for Preschoolers

    Math Foundations for Preschoolers

    by Clare R Okyere3

  • 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

  • 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

  • Do you understand the mental health of your two year old? Social-emotional skills are essential to being a healthy adult, and these activities are for preschool teachers to use in the classroom.

    Lunch Routines That Rock

    Lunch Routines That Rock

    by Joanna Blackburn0

  • When choosing a preschool, it's easy for parents to get enthralled by all the bells and whistles: their child learning Mandarin, doing yoga poses, and studying the violin. Yet, a former preschool teacher tells moms and dads that developmentally appropriate practices and lots of play matter most.

    What to Look for in a Preschool: 50 Features That Indicate High Quality

    What to Look for in a Preschool: 50 Features That Indicate High Quality

    by McKenna Meyers5

  • 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

  • Circle time, also called group time or morning routine, should be a time that is both fun and educational. Here are a few tips to encourage your students to join circle time willingly. I will show you, step-by-step, how I begin each day in the classroom.

    5 Circle-Time Activities That Encourage Students to Join

    5 Circle-Time Activities That Encourage Students to Join

    by Joanna Blackburn0

  • 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 Sheilamarie13

  • 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

  • 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

  • Reading to preschoolers can enhance their imaginations and promote dramatic play. Discover 13 classic children's books that are ideal for doing just that.

    13 Classic Picture Books for Preschoolers

    13 Classic Picture Books for Preschoolers

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Need some fresh ideas to use in the early childhood classroom or at home that will teach problem solving skills? These normal activities with a twist have been used for years in my classroom, and they work wonders.

    Activities for Young Children That Teach Problem Solving

    Activities for Young Children That Teach Problem Solving

    by Joanna Blackburn0

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Music is a useful component when working with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten students, with proven benefits. This article offers some tips and advice for integrating music and simple preschool-friendly musical instruments into your teaching and library story hour.

    Using Music Effectively in Your Toddler or Preschool Story Hour

    Using Music Effectively in Your Toddler or Preschool Story Hour

    by Carolyn Augustine4

  • If we want preschoolers to express themselves through art and feel empowered while doing so, we're going about it all wrong. Open-ended art activities (painting, drawing, and sculpting) have been replaced by teacher-directed craft projects, much to the detriment of young children.

    How Preschool Craft Projects Kill Children's Creativity

    How Preschool Craft Projects Kill Children's Creativity

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • 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 Augustine15

  • 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

  • Pre-school activities for sorting by color are an important pre-requisite for learning to name colors. Activities with pegboards, counting bears, colored blocks, colored beads, & homemade activities.

    Pre-School Activities- Sorting by Color

    Pre-School Activities- Sorting by Color

    by rmcrayne2

  • 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 the Best Preschools Prepare Children for Life, Not for Kindergarten!

    Why the Best Preschools Prepare Children for Life, Not for Kindergarten!

    by McKenna Meyers2

  • 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

  • Choosing a preschool can be overwhelming 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 play-based co-ops.

    Why Parents Should Choose a Preschool With a Strong Philosophy

    Why Parents Should Choose a Preschool With a Strong Philosophy

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • 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 the pain at preschool!

    17 Ways Preschool Parents Annoy Their Children's Teachers

    17 Ways Preschool Parents Annoy Their Children's Teachers

    by McKenna Meyers0

  • When looking for early education opportunities for their sons, moms often choose academic preschools. A teacher argues that dads should do the picking because they know how play, exploration, and hands-on learning mold a boy.

    5 Reasons Why a Dad Should Choose His Son's Preschool

    5 Reasons Why a Dad Should Choose His Son's Preschool

    by McKenna Meyers5

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