Back to School Name Practice with Playdough

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With back to school season upon us, I like to offer my summer preschoolers some extra fun name practice¬†before they head off to kindergarten. I know that in kinder they will not only need to recognize their names, but they’ll … Continue reading

Seven Things You Should Do Right Now to Prepare for Teaching Preschool in September

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I know that many preschools don’t begin until after Labor Day, and while I absolutely encourage teachers to relax and enjoy a slow summer, there are seven things you should do right now (it’s practically August, you know) to prepare … Continue reading

Fine Motor Water Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Summertime also means water time! This fine motor water activity is¬†perfect for keeping my toddler class nice and cool while they work on strengthening their fine motor muscles. I’m always looking for ways to take learning outside, but with the … Continue reading

Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year Round Learning and Fun

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I am so pleased to share with you a new book that I had the opportunity to co-author. Learn with Play – 150+ Activities for Year Round Learning and Fun is one of the very best resources you can own … Continue reading

One to One Correspondence Counting Activity

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One to one correspondence is a major skill preschoolers learn. This one to one correspondence counting activity is not only fun, but is also a bit more advanced than traditional counting activities, so it is perfect for preschoolers who are … Continue reading

Decorated Tree Branch Process Art

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Process art is one thing all preschoolers love, and it is so good for them, too! The possibilities within process art are limitless! Recently, the preschoolers explored art through painting and decorated tree branches. One morning I was driving home … Continue reading

Pencil Grasp Development

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In all the lists floating around quizzing parents about whether or not their child is ready for kindergarten, one item that may pop up is pencil grasp. Pencil grasp has to do with how your child holds a pencil for … Continue reading

I Spy Letters – a Letter Identification Activity for Preschoolers

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I Spy Letters is a letter identification game for preschoolers. My preschoolers beg to play this game nearly every morning during our circle time, and who am I to say no to learning our letters and sounds? I have to … Continue reading