Literacy

How to Make Preschool Calendar Time Easy and Effective

Calendar time is an important time of our preschool day!  It signals the beginning of “school” time for us, a transition from free play to educational activities we do as a teacher-led group.  Keep reading to see what I mean! How to Make Preschool Calendar Time Easy and Effective (This…

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How to Make a Cheap and Easy Sight Word Center

Centers are the core of a quality preschool classroom.  You can include sight words in your alphabet center or writing center to introduce sight words to preschoolers.  This will help them learn to differentiate between letters and words.  More advanced students may start to recognize and read the words.  So…

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All About Me: The Perfect Preschool Notebook to Introduce Writing

Are you getting ready for back to school?  Do your students love to cut and paste? And I bet they LOVE to talk about themselves! Well, if you want something fun and engaging to do the first week of school that will carry throughout your school year, check out this…

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My Simple Trick That Keeps My Classroom Library Organized [Free Download]

Is your daycare or preschool library area always a mess?  Mine is!  Who has time make sure the kids always put their books away nicely?!  But I also hate it when books are laying all over and end up broken.  Scroll down to see what I did about it and get your…

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Preschool Learning – Are Letters Really Important?

Has anyone ever questioned your preschool program because their child didn’t know the letters? You probably know that early academic abilities do make a difference.  But should letter recognition be the main focus of your preschool? Keep reading to find out what current research says about teaching the alphabet to preschoolers. The Amazing Truth About…

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Spring Read and Color Books for Emergent Readers

Spring has sprung!  Or at least, the calendar says it has and the weather is trying to catch up around here.  My kids can finally go outside to dig in the dirt and sand, instead of the rice sensory bin that inevitably gets tracked throughout the house!  So I thought I’d…

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Letter Game for Fun Phonics Practice! [FREE Download]

You probably already know that kids who can tell the beginning sounds each letter makes are better prepared for school and go on to be more efficient readers.  So I made this game so we can have easy and fun phonics practice in my own preschool program! Your Preschool Needs This Fun Letter Game…

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Making Letters Fun with Alphabet Coloring Pages

Every preschool teaches the alphabet.  For good reason!  The letter names are one of the first things children will be learning when they start kindergarten.  Even young kids can learn some of these letter names and sounds. This gets them ahead of the game and they’ll be more prepared for school. Why Simple is Better…

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