It is important that preschool children develop their communication skills during this stage of life. What are the best activities, games, tips and strategies to enhance and develop communication skills?
The single most effective way to instil learning in children is to make it fun.
Kids love games – and we can use games to drive developmental and educational outcomes in a wide range of areas.
I am now sharing my 50 favorite games for preschoolers. Each one of these games has been tried and tested at the preschool coalface over […]
What are the benefits of nursery rhymes?
Nursery rhymes are a perfect opportunity for preschool children to practice language, pre-reading, sequencing, memory / recall, problem solving and math concepts.
Nursery rhymes also enable connectedness between parent and child, which helps to reinforce and promote the child‘s self-esteem.
Depending on the nursery rhyme, physical skills are often practiced, too; […]
What should you look for in a preschool book?
Books are the single most important aid for teachers, as well as parents, in guiding a child’s learning. In my experience, there are ten main benefits of reading books with children. These are to enhance children’s:
Expressive and receptive language
Recognition of […]
Music is a fun, relaxing way of expressing our feelings and should be a part of children’s everyday life.
Music experiences in preschool can be used to:
Develop children’s appreciation of music by exposing them to a wide variety of music
Develop listening skills and auditory awareness
Movement to music gives the children a chance to […]
I would strongly discourage the use of video as a substitute for a teacher. However, I do agree that short videos can be an effective teaching aide to support learning in certain areas.
These topics are typically areas where you can’t get out and see the real thing; for example, space or the ocean. Videos are for immediate […]