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Play Dough Writing Tray-Use this fine motor activity to practice writing letters, sight words, numbers and more

Play Dough Writing Tray

Play Dough Writing Tray-Use this fine motor activity to practice writing letters, sight words, numbers and more

Fill Your Classroom with Opportunities to Write by Teach Preschool

Fill your classroom with opportunities to write!

I am a huge fan of inviting young children to write all throughout the day. In order to get my students writing all through out the day, I have to fill my classroom with opportunities to write. When I use

Tracing letters, numbers, and shapes on the flannel board

Tracing letters, numbers, and shapes on the flannel board

A wonderful way to introduce letters and shapes while building pre-writing skills! There are so many creative and fun ways to introduce tracing letters, shapes, and numbers around the classroom without ever setting out a worksheet. Where I can find alternative, hands-on ways for my students to practice skills, such as tracing, I get all excited

Learn with Play at Home: Clever classroom trick for kids learning to write in the lines.

Clever classroom trick for kids learning to write in the lines.

A clever classroom trick to help children learning to write inside lines

Giant Dry Erase Mat | I Heart Arts n Crafts

$1 Giant Dry Erase Mat Kid & Toddler Activity

This is our go to rainy day activity and the best part is, the mat only cost me $1! I love finding uses or coming up with craft ideas with items I can purchase at our local dollar store. Dry Erase Mat Kids Activity This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy. For […]

Make a mailbox for your writing center to encourage your students to write!!

Mail Box

This Mini Mail Box is the perfect craft to hold all your mail - a great Valentine card holder! Easy to make with simple supplies and our printable accessories!

Learn with Play at Home: Learn to Write. 12+ Activities for early writers.

Learn to Write. 12+ Activities for early writers.

Follow us on Pinterest for tons of great kids activities and ideas. Activities for teaching children to write Before children can write, they need to build up the necessary fine-motor skills. Involving them in a range of fine motor activities will allow them to develop the muscle strength and coordination necessary for writing. Like many things that children must learn, writing is something that comes with time and practice. It also often goes hand in hand with learning letters and learning…

3 Pre-Writing Activities with Craft Sticks

3 Pre-Writing Activities Using Craft Sticks - Your Therapy Source

Here are three simple activities using craft sticks to help learn horizontal, vertical and diagonal pre-writing strokes. Using the craft sticks makes the child associate linear objects with lines and provides a more kinesthetic approach versus just drawing lines. Find out more information about the activities at https://yourtherapysource.com/freeprewriting.html

6 ways to encourage writing in preschool

6 ways to encourage writing in preschool

Get your students excited about writing in fun and interesting ways! There are many different ways to encourage writing skills with preschool aged children. Today, I am going to share with you some of the ways we encourage beginning writing in our preschool classroom. Ways to Make Writing Fun When

6 Pre-Writing Activities for Kids - Golden Reflections Blog

6 Pre-Writing Activities for Kids

6 Pre-writing activities for kids (toddlers & preschoolers ages 2-5) using straight lines, circle shapes, squares, rectangles, cross shapes and diagonal lines.

Signing in to preschool by Teach Preschool

Signing in to preschool

A simple way to practice name recognition and handwriting at the beginning of each day. Since a few of my students have been with me for two or three years now (depending on birth date and kindergarten eligibility), I decided to change up my sign-in routine this year and invite the children to sign-in to preschool

An invitation to play at  each center from Teach Preschool

An invitation to play all throughout the learning environment

Today I want to share with you how an invitation to play can be set up throughout the classroom environment. An invitation to play at the art table By taking the time to make each area of your classroom inviting, the children will be more interested in participating in each area of your classroom. When providing a

The Good Long Road: Simple and Effective Early Writing Activities {or The Evolution of a Reluctant Writer}

Simple and Effective Early Writing Activities {or The Evolution of a Reluctant Writer}

This may not look like a success, but for us it is! See that "w" he's forming! I'm taking a break from sharing my Tot School post this week to share some of the activities we've done that have (finally) engaged my reluctant preschool writer. (I use writing with my preschooler to include drawing, coloring, scribbling, tracing and the actual formation of letters and numbers). Fine motor skills receive a lot of attention and emphasis as essential skills for toddlers and preschoolers, and I…

Learn with Play at Home: A Letter for the Postman. Acts of Kindness for Toddlers and Preschoolers

A Letter for the Postman. Acts of Kindness for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Are you following us on Pinterest? Each year around Christmas time, my children and I love to bake cookies and deliver them to an assisted living centre to bring some Christmas cheer to others. We're looking forward to doing this again this year slightly closer to Christmas. Whilst it is important to encourage children to be kind and thoughtful towards others all year round, Christmas is certainly a fabulous time of year to put a real emphasis on kindness, giving and thinking about others…

Gift box chalkboard writing game for preschoolers!

Gift box chalkboard writing game

As I mentioned in my previous post, we have been having fun with gift boxes around the classroom and that includes our chalkboard easel too... To put a little holiday spirit into our chalkboard easel and to promote a little bit of

Gel writing

Gel Writing

A fun sensory way to learn your ABC's with gel writing.