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Screen-Free Play for Preschool Fun
Screen-Free Play for Preschool Fun

Screen Free Play While I fully admit that I use my screen more than I should, I’m also a lover of low-tech, screen free “stuff”.  Especially for preschoolers.  While other preschool teachers were excitedly seeking out educational computer-based activities they could...

Let’s Play:  Sensory Tables!
Let’s Play: Sensory Tables!

Sensory tables (and sensory trays, for that matter), back in the olden days when I first started teaching, were something found only in a preschool classroom. But I'm happy to say that many people have sensory tables at home now, too.  A sensory table is one of my...

Counting With Preschool Kids
Counting With Preschool Kids

Count with Kids! Counting and other early learning math skills need to be fun and playful for kids to benefit from them.  No quizzing, no stress.  As I always say, just let them play!  So let's look at two simple ways you can play with your kids and encourage their...

Let’s Read: Preschool Number Recognition Activities
Let’s Read: Preschool Number Recognition Activities

Number Recognition Preschool number recognition is more of an early reading skill (symbols have meaning, and this symbol is a 5, and this one is an A... ) than a true math skill.  It's when kids get the idea that a specific number symbol refers to a specific quantity...

Preschool Binoculars: Let’s Play!
Preschool Binoculars: Let’s Play!

Homemade Binoculars! Simple as pie, but endlessly fun for a preschooler, homemade binoculars could be the start of all sorts of amazing adventures at home or at school.  There are several ways to make them, but I always like to stick with easy and cheap.  So, recycle...

Let’s Play: Timing Activities!
Let’s Play: Timing Activities!

Preschool Math Activities For preschoolers, time is a tricky subject. And like most things it is best learned through regular old life experiences and play. Today I'm sharing a simple activity that you can do anywhere and any time.  Use it at home when you need a...

Parking Spaces!
Parking Spaces!

Simple Preschool Math Activities I've written before about how easy it is to build early preschool math skills as you play with the kids.  And here's another fun and playful way to incorporate math into your little ones' lives.  (This is probably an activity best...

Build Your Preschooler’s Math Skills Through Play
Build Your Preschooler’s Math Skills Through Play

Preschool Math through Play? Playing is fun, and you read everywhere that “play is learning”.  Well, great—you definitely want your kids to be learning as they play!  But can your child really learn preschool math through play?  Is it as simple as just sticking a toy...