Farm Books for Preschoolers
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
3w ago
Help bring the excitement of the farm into the preschool classroom. Check out these awesome farm books for kids. Each book on the list will make learning fun and will help preschoolers feel more connected to their world. There are many different skills that preschoolers can practice when reading farm books, such as math, science, and of course, reading! The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming This sweet story follows a cow who suddenly finds herself clucking along, having lost her “moo!” Along with her friends, they search the barnyard to find what she is missing. Bright illustrations and a rep ..read more
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Sandpaper Art for Preschool Students
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
3w ago
Build on preschoolers’ imaginations with this unique sandpaper art project. Perfect to use in a construction unit, and enough fun to use over and over again, this activity also improves pre-writing skills. The best part is that it is super simple to put together with easy-to-find items! Supplies Needed for Sandpaper Art drawing paper crayons or colored pencils sandpaper in various grits binder clips or clipboards Sandpaper is available in many grits, from very coarse to almost smooth. Find it at any hardware store, online, or even most dollar stores. And the best part is that the sandpaper ..read more
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The Best Three Billy Goats Gruff Books for Preschoolers
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
3w ago
Once upon a time, in the lively realm of preschool education, there was a beloved fairy tale called “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” This enchanting story had a magical power to captivate even the most hesitant young learners. With its clever goats and a grumpy troll, it laid the perfect groundwork for a delightful array of literacy practice activities. But the magic doesn’t stop there, dear preschool teachers! In this blog post, we’ll explore a treasure trove of fun ideas that you can seamlessly integrate with the story. From gross motor skills to literacy and comprehension, from STEM activiti ..read more
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Stamped Wrapping Paper for Preschool Presents
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
3M ago
Combine process art with holiday cheer with some original stamped wrapping paper. It’s perfect for wrapping the gifts that students make for their families and friends. Preschoolers love being able to say, “I made that!” The best part is that it is a low-prep, student-led, easy-to-clean-up activity. It’s also fantastic for any season – swap out the shapes and enjoy custom stamped wrapping paper all year long! Materials Needed to Create Stamped Wrapping Paper Large pieces of white butcher paper Tempera paint Paper plates Plastic, disposable table covering Cookie cutters Check out this Resourc ..read more
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Fairy Tales – more than just a great story
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
3M ago
Every culture has some sort of fairy tale. They started as oral stories to entertain adults and, over time, became staples of children’s upbringing. Over time, they were written down and passed through generations as colorful stories, sometimes with a moral at the end, sometimes just for pure entertainment. And while reading is an amazing thing to do with children, one of the best things to do with fairy tales is to encourage that oral tradition of telling and retelling! Fairy Tales – A Definition There are a few defining traits for a story to be considered a fairy tale. These stories have so ..read more
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The BEST New Addition to the Classroom: The Mobile Sensory Play Kitchen
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by Megan
4M ago
Sensory play is a cornerstone of early childhood education, fostering growth and development through immersive, hands-on engagement. While most preschool classrooms offer sensory play in various forms, there’s something extraordinary about the Mobile Sensory Play Kitchen that sets it apart as a playdough powerhouse! Why Sensory Play Matters for Young Learners Sensory play is an integral part of early childhood education. It’s a captivating way to encourage young learners to build skills through extended play. But why is it important? Fine Motor Skills Development: Playing with materials lik ..read more
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The Best Little Red Hen Books for Preschoolers
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
4M ago
The timeless tale of the Little Red Hen teaches children about the rewards of hard work, perseverance, and the importance of helping others. These tales of teamwork, responsibility, and determination are not only enjoyable for children but also pave the way for meaningful discussions and essential values that will last a lifetime. Plant the seeds of literacy and watch as preschoolers blossom into avid readers and empathetic souls, just like the Little Red Hen herself! The Classic Versions of The Little Red Hen One lovely thing about teaching fairy tales is the large variety of options when it ..read more
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Gorgeous Peacock Process Art for the Preschool Classroom
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
4M ago
Art plays a vital role in a child’s development, allowing them to express themselves, explore their creativity, and develop important skills. Process art, in particular, focuses on the journey of creating art rather than the end result. It encourages children to experiment, make choices, and engage in sensory experiences. This peacock process art is a perfect addition to a unit about birds, zoos, or animals. The results are beautiful! Introducing the Peacock Process Art Begin the activity by introducing preschoolers to peacocks. First, ask if any students have seen a peacock before. Next, sho ..read more
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How to Set Up a Preschool Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play Area: Step-by-Step Guide
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
4M ago
Gather up your play food, eggs, cash register, and overalls for this fun and engaging preschool Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play Center. Children will have loads of fun pretending to reap their harvests and then sell them at the preschool farmer’s market. Children love to dress the part and immerse themselves in the fun at the dramatic play center. Hang up some plaid shirts, overalls, and hats, and let the fun begin! Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play Farmer’s Market Dramatic Play $5.00 Young children will love to play in the FARMER’S MARKET dramatic play area with fruit, vegetables, and d ..read more
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Construction Site Dramatic Play in the Block Center
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by Jamie White, M.Ed.
4M ago
Watch your students become architects and builders in this construction site dramatic play center! Students read blueprints and plan out their ideas while building structures with blocks and tools. This dramatic play unit is perfect when learning about construction and community helpers, and is great for bringing dramatic play to a new area of the classroom. Create a space for engaging play to help children learn through their senses and build their motor skills as well. Experiences for problem-solving, organizing, and planning are provided in a well-equipped area. Find engaging fun with this ..read more
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