What are fine motor skills? What can preschool teachers do to aid children in the development of essential fine motor skills?
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 [...]
Fun in Fabulous Fall: Introducing Preschool Children to the Wonders of the Season! Fall Activities for Preschoolers for You to Use All Season and Addressing all Developmental Areas Dancing like the leaves Falling from the trees Swaying like the trees Shaking all the leaves Amalia Willis The most obvious sign that Fall has arrived is [...]
The best play dough is home-made play dough. It can be a fun comprehension exercise to make the dough with the children too, but be careful of the boiling water. A no baking recipe for kids! Ingredients 32 oz plain flour 16 oz salt 2 tablespoons (1 oz) oil 4 tablespoons (2 oz) creme of [...]
I've pulled together my favorite coloring pages tips for getting the most out of using coloring pages with preschool children and making it an educational experience: Start with larger drawing materials like thick pencils and crayons before introducing thinner ones. The thinner ones are suitable for children with a controlled grip. Avoid markers, as they [...]
Puzzles address many essential learning outcomes for preschool children, including cognitive, physical, social/emotional and language skills. The beauty of puzzles is that the level of difficulty can be scaled according to the abilities and progress of each child. This ensures engagement and challenge for the individual child. For example, start with a simple peg puzzle [...]