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Preschool ideas and tips for teaching math concepts and numeracy skills, music and art appreciation, preschool science, reading with children, writing skills and more...





The pages listed below contain preschool ideas, tips and information about teaching various concepts to preschoolers, arranged by subject.

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

~ William Butler Yeats

These articles also contain reviews of recommended resources and suggestions about how to use them effectively to stimulate interest and learning in young children.

Remember that at this age, the primary aim is to instill a love of learning in children and not to overwhelm them with facts.




The Three R's - Reading, wRriting & aRrithmetic


ABC Fun & 1-2-3

An easy-to-use, literature-rich preschool curriculum to make learning the ABC fun!

Weekly preschool lesson plans, printable preschool worksheets, easy kids crafts, preschool & kindergarten themes, children's stories, nursery rhymes and more are included.



The Three R's Ruth Beechick
The Three R's by Dr. Ruth Beechick

Three resources in one: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Here Dr Beechick gives an explanation of how to follow a homespun, natural system of teaching that does not require expensive teaching materials and that is tailor-made for you and your child.

She gives practical advice and guidelines for what to do for each step or each age group. This book will raise your confidence levels, as well as inform you about how to teach the three R's effectively. A great investment for any parent who wants to teach their child!

Read this invaluable resource before you face the sometimes overwhelming task of choosing the "right" curriculum for you and your child.

"A wonderful alternative to the tedious workbooks and overly academic approaches usually used. The best little teaching aids I have ever read. With my children as proof, these ways are far above other methods we have tried."



Reading and Writing



Preschool Reading

Preschool Reading Skills

Get your kids hooked on books, develop preschool reading skills and ignite a desire to learn to read and enhance comprehension by reading with your kids.

Free Printable Alphabet Worksheets
Letter Recognition and Writing

Research shows that it is best not to do too much formal reading and writing lessons too early. Left to their own devices children will want to learn to read and write in their own time. Don't Start Too Soon

Writing with the Left Hand

Tips for teaching left-handed children correct techniques for writing, drawing and colour-in to avoid common pitfalls and writing difficulties later in their schooling.

preschool language activities

Preschool Language Activities

Two essential activities to develop your children's communication skills and set them up for success as adult communicators.



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Math



Preschool Math Activities

Tips for Preschool Math and Numeracy

Teach kids about numbers, counting and quantity, including concepts such as money, time and measurement, problem solving skills, classification, analytical skills and more.

Preschool Math Activities

Practical Mathematical Development Activities

Preschool math activities should mostly require children to use the manipulative mode. These practical math activities will help children explore numerical concepts.



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Science Activities & Experiments


Preschool Science Activities

Preschool Science Activities

Children's curiosity for the new is aroused by what they already knows.Find out how to incorporate easy science activities and preschool science experiments into your days.


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Social Studies


Around the World Preschool Theme

Around the World Preschool Theme

Give your children have an appreciation of people from different countries and cultures from around the globe.


Preschool Themes

Other Preschool Themes

Preschool ideas for preschool themes and preschool lessons, holiday themes, the four seasons, my body, my community and more.



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Art & Crafts


"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." ~ Pablo Picasso

"We cannot measure the influence that one artist or another has on the child's sense of beauty, upon his power of seeing, as in a picture, the common sight of life..." ~ Charlotte Mason, Original Homeschooling Series, Volume 1, Home Education


Preschool Art Activities

Preschool Crafts

Practical art and crafts projects for kids, teachers and parents including painting, drawing, cutting, pasting, modeling and construction activities.

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation

Begin an art appreciation adventure with your preschoolers and enrich their lives with inspiring works of art by the great artists. Children are never too young to enjoy beautiful art.



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Preschool Bible Activities


Preschool Bible Lessons

Preschool Bible Activities

Find easy faith building activities and resources for your Preschool Bible Lessons or subscribe to The Whole Child and have faith building and other activities delivered to your inbox.


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Music Appreciation


"Classical music does not need an audience with bow ties and lots of money to be appreciated." ~ Zenda Nel


violin

Music appreciation

This is a subject that is not bound by age-groups but can be enjoyed by everyone.
Use these ideas for your preschool music appreciation adventure.



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Kids & Money


"You don't just need a list of ways for a kid to make money.
You need a strategy to teach kids money skills for life!"


Kids and Money

Teach Kids Money Skills

Find ideas to teach kids money skills and help them learn business, entrepreneurship and other financial skills. It's never too soon to start!


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Educational Preschool Kids' Games


Essential toys

Essential Kids' Educational Toys

Well-chosen toys and games will help to create a 'learning environment' in your home, where children will be stimulated and develop skills through play!

Educational Computer Games Online

Links to free kids games online. Please tell me about others that your children enjoy that can be added to this list.

Infant car seat

Games and Activities in the Car

Learning games and ideas to entertain children and make the most of the time on the road. Suitable for short trips about town, but also long distance car trips.



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Essential toys

Essential Toys

Well-chosen toys and games will help to create a 'learning environment' in your home, where children will be stimulated and develop skills they need in life through their games and playtime!

The idea that parents should hurry reading, spelling, writing, or math ahead of children's normal development is not supported by a single replicable research study in the world or by any clinical experience in history."

(Raymond Moore, The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook

ABC Fun & 1-2-3
by Shirley Erwee

Less than $1 per week


Shirley's gentle, age-appropriate preschool programme gives you alphabet-based activities each week, alphabet crafts, alphabetized nursery rhymes, number and counting activities, as well as a list of recommended, quality children's stories to read aloud together as you and your children adventure through the alphabet, one letter per week.

All the hard work and planning is done for you - for less than $1 per week, you just open up the book and start the A-B-C fun!

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Easy Preschool Crafts

What preschool crafts or art activities have you done?

See the easy kids crafts that have shared, comment and get inspired here!

Upload a photo and share your kids' craft activities too! So easy!

Easy Preschool Crafts






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