Environmental print for Pre-K or preschool can be used to harness an interest in reading and build reading readiness skills. Teach children to look for and learn from the words all around them.
When teaching phonics to preschoolers, try to integrate as many senses as possible when doing phonics activities and playing phonics games. Develop their phonemic awareness to help them become better readers. Kids learn while having fun, so here are some suggestions!
The young child who learns how to do laundry is learning more than just how to clean clothes. She is also learning some important reading, math, and writing skills.
Dynamic addition, using the stamp game, is another step on the way towards memorization and abstract pencil and paper work for Montessori students.
The Montessori Practical Life curriculum is full of activities that prepare the child to independently do laundry. These are easily implemented in both the home and at school.
Montessori addition activities become a little more abstract with use of the Stamp Game. Use this approach to challenge your students in math while having a little fun.
Children in Montessori kindergarten can learn about the concept of carrying and exchanging in addition by using the golden bead material in dynamic addition.
The initial addition presentation in Montessori is static addition, which is done with the golden beads.
Montessori children who are working toward abstract memorization of addition facts can use the addition strip board to assist them. It’s an excellent tool to make math drills more hands-on.
Many activities can be set up in a preschool dramatic play area to help children learn valuable life skills. These activities will help them with daily tasks such as buttoning and unbuttoning as well as help them become more independent.
Children wishing to utilize their writing skills have ample opportunities in the Montessori classroom to practice writing. These preschool writing activities extend throughout much of the curriculum.
Within the Montessori curriculum, there is an order in which handwriting lessons progress.
When Maria Montessori developed her language curriculum, she developed a few materials that also help teach the child how to write. Sandpaper letters and numerals, and the metal insets are the three main materials used in the Montessori preschool classroom.
The Montessori Practical Life curriculum has five direct aims that prepare the child for beginning writing skills. These individual activities can then strengthen the child’s hand for later writing words.
A Montessori art education is focused on process vs. product, so students learn how to manipulate various art media while also indirectly learning how to write. Here are some art activities for preschool that can lead to better writing habits.
More children who attend Montessori schools are being diagnosed with “Sensory Processing Disorder.” Montessori educators are concerned about incorporating necessary activities into the classroom that can fulfill the sensory diet for children. Here are some examples to try.
Teaching children conflict resolution techniques needs to start at a young age. Even preschoolers are able to utilize the peace table and flower to communicate with each other when conflict arises. The benefits of teaching peace education will continue long after they leave your preschool classroom.