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Toddler Back to School Classroom Ideas

Toddler Back to School Classroom Ideas. There is one big mistake so many teachers make, and I’ve made it myself. They put too much out for the first day of school. (Well, the entire first week!) I know it’s hard, and I’ve …

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Free Back to School Printables for Preschoolers

(2 days ago) Back to School Math and Literacy – This website has tons of great preschool printables including letter matching and cutting practice. (Planning Playtime) Just A Dot – This pack includes lots of free printables …

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How to Set Up a Preschool Classroom

(3 days ago) Preschool Classroom Ideas. When our children arrive, they find their name sticks on their circle time stools and place them in the name chart’s envelope. (This picture was taken before the children decorated the stick.) …

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Back to School Activities for Preschool Teachers

(9 days ago) Sheryl Cooper is the founder of Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds, a website full of activities for toddlers and preschoolers. She has been teaching this age group for over 20 years and loves to share her passion with teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone with young children in their lives. « Preschool Classroom Ideas (6 Tours!)

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How to Get the Classroom Ready for the First Day of …

(4 days ago) Science Shelf. Art Activities. Dramatic Play. Puzzles and Manipulatives. Sensory Table. Play Dough. Reading and Writing Area. Light Table. The classroom is now ready for the first day of preschool.

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Our Favorite Preschool Classroom Schedule

(6 days ago) Our Favorite Preschool Classroom Schedule. Our 3 year old class is held from 9:30 – 12:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s taken me awhile to tweak our schedule so that we can have an hour of free choice, but …

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A Year’s Worth of the Best Toddler and Preschool …

(8 days ago) A Year’s Worth of the Best Preschool Themes. Under some of the theme titles I have included lesson plans you can purchase. Some I have helped create, and others were written by my early childhood educator friends. Also …

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How to Set Up and Manage Toddler Center Time

(4 days ago) How to Set Up and Manage Toddler Center Time. Start simple. I cannot stress this enough! If you have too much available in your centers, you will overwhelm your toddlers and they will have a hard time becoming engaged. It’s okay to have empty shelves. I admit, this is still hard for me. But because I have observed this age group during

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Fun Outdoor Games for Preschoolers

(5 days ago) Sidewalk Chalk Color and Shape Game – Draw shapes in different colors for a fun hopping game. (Tiny Sidekick) Pom Pom Toss Games – Make your own yarn pom poms and practice throwing them in different directions. (3 Dinosaurs) Garden Treasure Hunt Game – Write clues with chalk on the sidewalk and hunt for the items in your yard. (Nuture Store)

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How to Set Up Your Preschool Learning Centers

(1 days ago) August 7, 2016 by Sheryl Cooper. Inside: In this post, I am answering common questions from teachers about setting up preschool learning centers. The key is observing your students and being mindful of the materials you put in each area. The goal is to engage your students while helping them build important skills.

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20+ Preschool Counting Activities for School and Home

(8 days ago) Make number bubbles on a mirror, from Mama, Papa, Bubba. Have a “ beary” good time counting, from Toddler Approved. Count the legs using a number line while making cute ladybugs. Use pom poms to count while reading Ten Black Dots, from 3 Dinosaurs. Sort and count apples on the light table, from And Next Comes L.

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23 of the Best Water Table Activities

(7 days ago) Sheryl Cooper is the founder of Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds, a website full of activities for toddlers and preschoolers. She has been teaching this age group for over 20 years and loves to share her passion with teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone with young children in their lives.

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44 Preschool Outdoor Learning Ideas

(7 days ago) 44 Preschool Outdoor Learning Ideas. Paint with Bubbles: Whip up a batch of vibrant bubble paint and make prints. Outdoor Canvas Painting: Collect flower petals and add them to a watercolor canvas art activity. Water Spray Alphabet Hunt: Work on letter recognition or letter sounds with water and a spray bottle!

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Homemade Father’s Day Gifts Made by Kids

(4 days ago) Handprint Shell Frame – Create a frame with shells and add your child’s handprint for a sweet keepsake gift. (Rhythms of Play) Gift Sets. Back Scratcher Gift Set – Your children can create a shirt and backscratcher that Dad will love.(Left Brain, Craft Brain) Mug and Saucer – Coffee-loving dads will appreciate this personalized set. (Lalymom) Cards

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How to Provide Age-Appropriate Preschool Instructional Strategies

(9 days ago) Examples of Singular Action Instructions. Robot Dance – Write down various physical movements and pull out one at a time to read off for your child to do, such as ‘spin in a circle’. (Sara J Creations) Farm Movement Cards – Select a card from the deck of large motor movements, showing an animal-themed action to do. (Modern Preschool)

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12 of the Best Preschool Gardening Ideas

(Just Now) Use different colors of construction paper to make a flower garden. (Cutting Tiny Bites) Draw bugs on stones and use in the garden. (Daisies and Pie) Dress up a terra cotta pot with thumbprint butterflies. (Upstate Ramblings) Make …

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10 Pom Pom Learning Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

(5 days ago) Water Table: Pom Pom Squeeze Water Play. Science: Pom Pom Lorax Tree. Fine Motor: Pom Pom Grab and Drop. Large Motor: Pom Pom Push. Art: Pom Pom Painted Watermelon. Dramatic Play: Pom Pom Ice Cream Shop. Playdough: Pom Pom Slime. Math: Pom Pom Counting Bottles. Literacy: Blowing Pom Poms Alphabet Activity.

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Music and Movement Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

(4 days ago) This type of music is perfect for silk scarves, streamers and ribbons. Walk in the jungle. Invite your toddlers and preschoolers to explore music and movement with a jungle theme, from The Preschool Toolbox. Move with Uno cards. Still Playing Preschool shows us how to turn these cards into an indoor gross motor game.

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Teaching Circles to Toddlers and Preschoolers

(Just Now) 15+ Activities for Teaching Circles to Toddlers and Preschoolers. Toddler Circle Art with Paper Tubes – Fun process art activity for stamping circles onto paper.. Spool Stamping – Recycle empty thread spools for stamping circles. Lots of action! Circle Hunt – Add some large motor while inviting your toddlers to find hidden felt circles.. Color Matching Circles – Have …

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A Week's Worth of Apple Learning Activities

(Just Now) Gross Motor. Indoor Apple Picking – Create a tree on the floor using tape and pick the apples! (Hands On As We Grow) Supplies: Painters’ tape, apples, basket. Ten Apples Up On Top Game – Jump on the numbered apples that are drawn on the sidewalk. (Still Playing School) Supplies: Sidewalk Chalk.

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10 Toddler Science Activities that Are Full of Fun

(1 days ago) In fact, this would keep your toddler busy while you are fixing dinner. (Lemon Lime Adventures) Magic Milk Science Experiment: Perfect for little ones who have not yet experienced chemical reactions. (Laughing Kids Learn) Bubble Snake: Toddlers are learning how to blow bubbles, and they will love this easy DIY bubble snake activity!

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11 Preschool Language Development Activities

(6 days ago) Recite favorite fingerplays. Use a telephone in the dramatic play area. (Teach Preschool) Create story baskets to encourage preschoolers to retell stories. (Nurture Store) Play an I-spy game that encourages language participation. (Homeschool Preschool) Provide listening activities to build language skills. (Inspiration Laboratories)

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Watercolor art for preschoolers

(3 days ago) Watercolor Art for Preschool. January 26, 2015 by Sheryl Cooper. Using watercolor for a preschool art activity is fun because there is such a variety of ways to apply it, such as when we made our colorful tissue paper leaves. Preschoolers love working with watercolors because the water allows the colors to bleed together, creating new colors.

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35+ Preschool Literacy Ideas that are Perfect for Summer

(6 days ago) Alphabet Large Motor. Freeze Dance: Practice phonics while playing a letter sound freeze dance. (Meaningful Mama) Chalk, music. Water Balloon Fun: Play an alphabet game with water balloons. (Teaching Mama) Water balloons, alphabet letters, small objects. Water Balloon Smash: Use water balloons to play letter smash.

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15 Amazing Preschool Space Activities

(1 days ago) 15 Outer Space Activities for Preschoolers. Galaxy Dough – Create your own “galaxy dough” that resembles the shimmering colors of the night sky. (Growing a Jeweled Rose) Telescope Decorating – Use paper towel or toilet paper tubes to decorate with space-themed items, discussing how scientists use telescopes to gaze up at the stars and

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25+ Dramatic Play Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

(9 days ago) Pumpkin Stand. Apple Stand. Honeybee Stand (Planning Playtime) Winter Bear Cave Dramatic Play. Post Office. Movie Theater (Research Parent) Zoo Animals (Teaching Mama) Veterinarian Office (with Printables) Bird’s Nest (Creekside Learning)

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Classroom Interior Ideas

(9 days ago) Classroom Interior Ideas. March 19, 2013 by Sheryl Cooper. When one of my neighboring teachers added new interior ideas to her classroom, I was immediately in love with the transformation. She and I have visited several Reggio Emilia-influenced schools and took an online class from Fairy Dust Teaching. During this class, we had the opportunity

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Promoting Diversity in the Preschool Classroom

(1 days ago) Promoting Diversity in the Preschool Classroom: Ideas and Activities. Read Multicultural Books – Learning about cultures through books allows children to connect with the experiences of the characters on the pages. (Growing Book By Book) Create “I Am Different” Books – Create a paper book for each child about how they are individual and unique, and …

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Preschool Name Recognition Ideas

(7 days ago) We love preschool name recognition ideas because names are often the first word a young child learns how to read. I’ve shared how we include literacy activities in all areas of the classroom, and our students’ names included. If you were to walk into our classroom, you’d see names on the wall, on furniture, on cards, on photos, even

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25+ Favorite Chalk Activities that Build Skills

(Just Now) Art. Dip it: Dipping chalk into paint creates a creamy texture, perfect for drawing on sidewalks and other surfaces. (Happy Hooligans) Rub it: Place items under a piece of paper and rub chalk on top. (Lessons Learnt Journal) Explore with it: Rub colored chalk into salt to make chalk salt. Tape it: Use tape to make colorful sidewalk mosaics.

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The Ultimate Collection of Preschool Math Activities

(Just Now) The Ultimate Collection of Preschool Math Activities. March 6, 2020 by Sheryl Cooper. Inside: Preschool math activities do not need to be complicated. Every day there are opportunities to expose young children to math in fun, hands-on ways! Preschool math activities can feel overwhelming, especially when you are trying to figure out what part

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Dennis Yang: Literacy for All Children

(2 days ago) Along his journey, Dennis stopped by children’s hospitals, orphanages, and public schools to give away books he has written. These books are written under the name Papa Didos. Dennis shares his love of reading, living healthy, and setting goals. He tells children “never stop believing you can make a difference”. What a wonderful message!

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How to Easily Manage Preschool Show and Tell

(7 days ago) One Touch. One of the items is chosen and the sharing person walks around the circle, stopping in front of each preschooler who can then give it “one touch”. During this time, I ask questions to the sharing person about the item. This is an easy way to work on communication skills and help young children gain confidence.

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Classroom Ideas for Spring

(1 days ago) Classroom Ideas for Spring. April 21, 2014 by Sheryl Cooper. I love collecting classroom decoration ideas for spring. I get on Pinterest and peek into other classrooms. Most of my inspiration, however, comes from what I see outdoors. I pay attention to the colors and textures and think about how they will work indoors.

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15 Favorite Preschool Water Activities

(Just Now) Bottle Caps and Water: Fill caps with water using pipettes. Another fun way to work on those fine motor skills! (Fantastic Fun and Learning) Sink or Float: Collect items from nature and see which ones sink and float. (Laughing Kids Learn) Experiment with the Changing Shape of Water: Find out what happens when water is poured into different

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Fun Toddler and Preschool Animal Activities

(2 days ago) Wash the Animals – Work fine motor skills while scrubbing animals in the water table. Bird Nest Sensory Bin – Fill a bin with seeds and nature materials to build a nest for the birds. (Fantastic Fun and Learning) Sensory Habitats – Put together sensory bins themed around different animal habitats, such as the desert or arctic.

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How to Set Up an Inviting Preschool Writing Center

(9 days ago) Providing a writing center in the preschool classroom is a fun way to encourage young children to use writing tools. This area can have a variety of materials that strengthen the hands and fingers, while also exposing children to the alphabet. While some might be able to write some letters, or their names, others might be working on circles and

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Easy Ways to Develop Preschool Communication Skills

(6 days ago) Reading books and singing nursery rhymes to young children builds valuable communication skills. They are being exposed to speech sounds and language structure. We read and sing multiple times during our preschool day. Some are planned and some just happen. We have books in all areas of our classroom, not just in the reading and writing center.

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