Early Education Information for Teachers, Parents & Caregivers
Early Childhood Education covers everything from infant development to preschool and kindergarten lesson plans. Articles are written by and for parents, and early childhood care workers.
Read up on infant development, milestones, and how you can help an infant learn, develop and grow throughout their first year. As your child or student grows, you will find hundreds of activities and fun learning ideas for toddlers including crafting simple toys to fun games and lesson plans.
Preschool — who doesn’t love the energetic, enthusiastic, emotional, and ever-changing, growing and learning preschooler? You will find a great parenting preschooler section, with tips, advice, and opinion you can really use. Preschool teachers and daycare providers will find thousands of crafts and activities, lesson plans, worksheets, themes and teaching strategies that will keep your active students engaged, entertained and having fun while they learn.
Practice math skills using the classic story of the Gingerbread Man. Your students will have a great time working on number recognition, counting, graphing, measurement, and basic addition and subtraction concepts.
“The Itsy Bitsy Spider” is a favorite song with young children everywhere. Try these correlating activities while singing the song to help preschoolers work on phonological awareness, comprehension and sight word recognition.
For preschoolers, it’s all about getting to grips with the control of their muscles more than it is about gripping a pencil. Expecting preschoolers to start writing just because they know what the letters look like is unrealistic. However, there are ways to make the progression easier.
Starting your day with a circle time routine is a great way to get your preschoolers ready to learn. Discover creative ideas to make circle time fun. Use these resources to help you devise a fun learning environment during the morning routine.
Preschoolers can learn about birds through fun and simple crafts. You will find easy crafts and ideas that will accompany any bird thematic unit or lesson plan. Use this guide as a tool to help you create or enhance your preschool bird projects.
Running a playgroup is never an easy undertaking. You want the little ones to have a nice time, but are also aware that teaching them things as they move on to kindergarten is important too. The real issue is keeping their attention, and no other activity is likely to do this better than crafts.
What do you have to be thankful for this year? Teach your preschoolers about the spirit of Thanksgiving through these creative crafts using all kinds of materials. From toothpicks to walnuts to plastic gloves to pine cones, there is something fun to make that will fit any classroom budget.
Crafts for preschool children work very well when paired with a specific religious verse. By doing this, you are giving the young ones a creative outlet to express their feelings about the Bible reading, but also a chance to understand the lessons.
How do you teach visual discrimination? We all know that this is an important skill for pre-readers to practice. Check out a few of these free printable worksheets for visual discrimination that are appropriate for preschoolers.
Whether you are an educator, children’s ministry leader, or concerned parent, you may find sourcing Christian based lessons to preschoolers challenging. At Bright Hub, we have done the legwork for you and created a comprehensive guide to lessons for these little learners written by our experts.
Learning about life on the farm is easy with this comprehensive guide. Included below is a collection of articles offering ideas for craft projects, field trips, literature selections, classroom centers and more.
File folder games are an easy and fun way to help your preschoolers learn. Explore ideas, activities and the best links to free file folder games on the web. Learn how to incorporate all subjects in a fun and educational way.
As it gets close to the winter holidays, many students’ thoughts turn away from learning and toward fun and festivities. Finding educational Christmas games for preschool classroom centers will keep young ones entertained while sneaking in a lesson or two.
Toys are not just for fun! Letting your preschooler explore and play helps them develop important skills. Learn about the best learning toys that will educate and entertain your preschoolers and how to incorporate them into your classroom.
Get ready to get your class moving to the beat with this collection of songs, poems and fingerplays designed especially for these little learners. Whether your class needs to learn their ABCs or sight words or you just want to celebrate a special season or holiday, you’ll find an activity to suit.
There are many different ways to introduce the concept of phonics to young learners, and not all approaches will work for all groups of children. Learn the many different methods of teaching this subject to young toddlers and preschoolers.
Preschoolers learn best when they are actively engaged in an activity or lesson. This is true of all preschool subjects, math included. Planning math activities for preschoolers may feel like a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be when you think “interactive”.
In the past teachers often demanded preschoolers pay attention, learn their lessons, sit still or retreat to the corner wearing a dunce cap. Today positive reinforcement, replacement behavior and social skills remain the focus for managing behavior in preschool.