Discover preschool activities that will do more than just keep your child occupied. Yes, I am one of you. I am a mother of three young boys – sweet, teach preschool blog, love them to death but they drive me nuts sometimes.
In other words, I am the person who greets your precious little angels with a big smile and a warm welcome every morning as they trot into the classroom. And yes, it can be a real challenge at times. How do we do it well and how can we do it with ease? This is where I come in handy and why I created this website I am here to save you time and money! This website, Preschools 4 All, contains a wide variety of preschool activities that I acquired or created over the years as both an educator and a parent.
Being a Parent Makes Me a Better Teacher, and Being a Teacher Makes Me a Better Parent. In school, I depend on my early childhood education and teaching skills to create purposeful study and play times for my preschoolers. However most parents are not teachers by profession, so time and time again, I find myself helping out parents who are looking for fast solutions or clear explanations about their child’s behavior. Nothing shapes a young child’s mind quite like reading. I reveal which are the must-read timeless classics, modern best sellers and favorite kids picks. How Well and Fast Are Your Kids Growing?
Are your kids growing up fast and developing well? Find out how are they progressing in the key areas of childhood development: gross motor skills, fine motor skills, cognitive learning, language skills and emotional well being. My early childhood lesson plans will make it a breeze for you to have worthwhile and fun activities with your preschoolers. Introducing your little ones to outer space? Sharing bible stories such as David and the Goliath?
You will find them among my tried-and-tested collection of lesson plans. Leave me a comment in the box below. Here at Investing in Children, gratitude is at the forefront of our minds. From our dedicated staff, volunteers and Board of Directors, to our funders and supporters across the community, we are so grateful for your commitment and support, and for helping us make a difference! In celebration of this warm and fuzzy feeling of gratitude, we collected 19 children’s books for you to share with your little ones. Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.
This book conveys, in pictures and simple yet beautiful language, all the ways one can be thankful, and all the different things in life to be thankful for. In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion, Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw. Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s charming illustrations bring to life this celebration of family and friendship. Young readers will delight in discovering the special gift Bear has to share.
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? This classic book provides the perfect antidote for readers of all ages who are feeling a bit down in the dumps. Seuss’s trademark rhymes and signature illustrations, readers will, without a doubt, realize just how lucky they truly are. Giving Thanks is a special children’s version of the Thanksgiving Address, a message of gratitude that originated with the Native people of upstate New York and Canada and that is still spoken at ceremonial gatherings held by the Iroquois, or Six Nations. It is a song that inspires courage, compassion, and hope. In this exquisite picture book and accompanying CD recorded by Art Garfunkel, Anna-Lisa Hakkarainen’s radiant paintings bring John Bucchino’s words to life.
A joyous celebration of the beauty of the seasons, the wonders of nature, and the blessings of faith, here is a gift to be treasured by children and adults of all ages. Violet the Purple Fairy learns how to make Gratitude Soup by thinking of all the things, people, places, and experiences that she is grateful for, putting them in an imaginary soup pot. She is able to shrink her pot of soup with her imagination, and she keeps the gratitude warm and flowing in her heart all day and all night. Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut.
Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help. As he follows the Rabbi’s unlikely advice, the poor man’s life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-colour illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.
Super Streak scooter, his own cell phone, and even a limousine! In the inspirational text that made him a bestselling, internationally acclaimed author, Douglas Wood offers a spiritual homage to nature and the world. Greg Shed’s stunning portraits of the natural world tenderly portray all of the many ways in which we can say thanks for the wonders we sometimes take granted in life. Splat the Cat’s trusty mouse friend, Seymour, needs cheering up, and Splat wants to help. He’s been working on something special for Seymour — not just a thank-you card but a thank-you book!
His book lists all the sweet and often hilarious reasons Splat is thankful for their friendship. The funny adventures that Splat and Seymour have had together, complete with animated illustrations and a laugh-out-loud text from bestselling author and illustrator Rob Scotton, will leave Splat fans thankful to know this cat-and-mouse duo. Sylvester can’t believe his luck when he finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion jumps out at him on his way home, Sylvester is shocked into making a wish that has unexpected consequences. After overcoming a series of obstacles, Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family. Illustrated with William Steig’s glowing pictures, this winner of the Caldecott Medal is beloved by children everywhere. In sixteen extraordinary poems that range in form from a haiku to a rebus to a riddle, Nikki Grimes reminds us how wonderful it is to feel thankful, and how powerful a simple “thank you” can be.