Preschool teachers, day care workers and parents are sure to find all the tips, lesson plans and activities they need to keep their babies and toddlers happy and learning. Bright Hub’s Early Childhood Education Channel provides thought provoking articles and preschool teaching advice as well as a vast collection of activities, projects, arts and crafts. Managing Editor Laurie Patsalides is a certified PreK-6 teacher, and leads a team of equally experienced writers and professionals. Read articles on early childhood education as well as blog posts & forum discussions and watch educational videos in the media gallery. Join the Bright Hub community to ask questions, network with peers and share your own experience.
Don’t spend a mint on prepackaged assessment and observation forms. These online resources have what you need! Combine your objective observations with anecdotal records and children’s work to provide a thorough and thoughtful picture of individual student development.
What is the relationship between learning and cognition? You really cannot have one without the other. This introduction to the subject explains the differences between the two, and how they complement each other, as well as reviewing Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development.
Frequently communicating to parents and guardians of students in your ECE classroom can help build continuity between learning at school and at home. Here we look at tips for building strong parent-teacher relationships, and an example of a communication letter that introduces a new thematic unit.
When planning preschool activities, language arts can be a great opportunity for independent practice, as well as interactions with each other and with the teacher. This article will provide ideas in how to integrate language arts throughout your day.
Preschool students will make a musical instrument to learn about the five senses. Students will use several of their senses when making tambourines. There are also several other craft ideas that use texture, smell and sight.
Use these farm field trip activities to teach your students about how nutrients are obtained on the farm as well as how they get from the farm to the grocery store. Using activities like these can be fun educational and nutritious!
Most preschoolers own at least one pair of tennis shoes. Teaching them to tie them can be a huge step towards independence. Introduce young children to the concepts of when to wear them, how to tie them, and how to lace them through fun activities and books.
Have you spent hours trying to figure out what your class rules should be, how to teach them, and how to implement them? Wrack your brains no further. This article will walk you through the process of creating rules your preschoolers can follow, from beginning to end.
These paper projects for preschoolers will get the child’s imagination moving and the creativity to flow. Children will learn how to make fun treasures using recyclable items such as cardboard and magazines.
As preschoolers head to school, they often have a difficult time separating from their parents. The book “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn is the perfect way to show students how to cope with their feelings. Read the book out loud to your students and then use some of the following activities.
These activities will show children that the bee is busy indeed! Teach your preschool class about the life of bees through pictures or video, “buzz” around the room to some bee songs, make a cute bumblebee craft, and give children the opportunity to eat honey and look at a beehive.
Babies are often mockingbirds of their parents during early speech development. Sometimes certain sounds may difficult for a child to make. Read on for activities to develop speech production in infants through speech articulation.