A blog about all things Kindergarten. Especially the crazy stuff.
Essential for Early Learners April 19, By: You can listen to this article in podcast format over here!
Most research on early writing has focused on lower primary-aged children which means studies on younger children from years are a little thin. One of the causes of this was the long-held philosophy that very young children would learn what they needed by merely playing within a print-rich environment.
However, research has since shown that this is not enough. The print-rich environment is still a great idea, but children also need explicit instruction. After all, how many children manage the following activities correctly without guidance? After all, learning and skill development is a process and usually a long one.
You might like to pin it to keep for later. This has led researchers to suggest that: It includes a free poster showing the correct hand position and the song to go with it! For eg, opening a jar, sharpening a pencil or cutting paper. There are activity ideas and an accompanying free printable HERE.
Upper body strength and postural control: Children need to be able to effectively use their toothbrush, hair brush, crayons, spoon and fork. Encouraging independence will give kids a lot more practice at using their hands with growing efficiency.
Try sorting marbles, buttons or small shells into groups by colour or size. This is clearly a precursor to learning to hold a pencil!
There are free hand division mats for kids HERE.
Spacial and temporal vocabulary:Hi, friends! Fall is just around the corner, and with fall comes all things pumpkins! Pumpkins might be one of my favorite topics, as there are so many pumpkin activities to complete during this time! This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience.
Any purchases made through one of our links earns us a small commission, at no extra cost to you, which helps to support the blog. The next unit in our full year of Kindergarten Math Units is our Counting to Activities. These fun centers and worksheets are perfect for day, but they are also helpful as those kinders are learning to .
Summer break is nearing it's end, and I can't wait to share my new back to school kindergarten worksheets with you. I began the process of creating kindergarten worksheets in December of last year, so after working on more difficult topics, I was able to go back to the beginning for this set.
It really was a lot of fun and exciting to see the progression the little kinders make throughout the. Hey all! I’m so excited to finally be blogging about something that has made my life so much easier over the past year and a half–using exit tickets!
Sound a little heavy for kindergarten? Some people think so.
Let me be the first to say that as much as I enjoy meaningful data, I also believe that giving students too many lengthy formative assessments can rob us of valuable instructional time. Nov 25, · 'What can I write about?' If you've ever done writing with young children, you've probably heard this question more than a few times!
It's this very question that leads many parents and teachers to hunt for daily writing prompts.
Each day they put a prompt on the board and expect each child to complete it. But helping kids find their own journal topics in preschool and kindergarten is easier.
Here are 15 fun, active, hands-on alphabet letter identification activities for Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten. You can find many more Alphabet Activities here. Letter Basketball.