When a young child is sent off to preschool for the first time, every parent hopes that it will be the beginning of a fun, educational path. At this stage of their life, your child is developing new skills every single day, and it is your job to make sure they have the physical tools to help them learn. One thing they will tackle early on in preschool is learning how to write, and the stronger their hand muscles are, the easier this task will be for them.
The start of winter is a great time to explore the theme of rain in your early learning environment. Children naturally wonder about their environment, so incorporating the natural changes in the environment with the changes of season can be a very engaging way to incorporate learning into your early learning themes. Music themes Sit the children in circle with bongos or drums. Ask them to listen to the rain and match the rhytym of the drops.
It's so great to see children asking questions. I try and view childhood education as a process where they ask questions, and we work together to work out the answer. It's more important to know how to find answers than to know every countries names, or the height of the highest mountains in the world. If children can stay curious about their world, then they will keep learning and become powerful citizens. This site has my tricks for helping children and hot to encourage learning within day to day life, and within the formal education environment. I hope you enjoy!