As a 35-year veteran preschool teacher, I’ve worked through many theories about what makes for an effective setup of a learning environment. Today’s children have a wider exposure to technology and spend more time indoors. This influences their style of learning. We need to set up our areas considering the holistic child and individual children’s […]
Separation anxiety is a reaction to the massive change that a child can experience leaving the consistency, comfort and safety of being with their parents. This can happen when children start preschool, as they are entering a new environment with unfamiliar people, routines and not knowing what is going to be expected of them.
There are […]
I thought I’d tell you about one of the most fun activities for children – collages!
I have included my tips below, accumulated over the course of my career, for how to set up a collage cart and the educational benefits of this activity.
How to Set Up a Collage Activity and the Benefits of Collage:
To start […]
One of the most popular activities with children, in my experience, is threading.
There is a lot of room for creativity with threading exercises; however, the most popular is making a necklace for themselves that they can keep and take home (e.g. using macaroni or buttons/beads that are low-cost), or getting parents to bring in these […]
Isn’t Painting just great fun?!
Painting is one of the most classic preschool activities and for good reason; children LOVE to paint and it’s a great way to learn and develop coordination and creativity.
Here are some ideas for you on how I like to set up an area for painting:
It’s good to change the setup […]