Preschool Learning Online http://www.preschoollearningonline.com Preschool Learning Activities, Pre-K Games & Lesson Plans for Kids. Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:08:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 109421599 Classic Kids Nursery Rhymes http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/poems-for-kids/nursery-rhymes/classic-kids-nursery-rhymes.html Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:50:54 +0000 http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/poems-for-kids/nursery-rhymes/classic-kids-nursery-rhymes.html Classic Nursery Rhymes & Rhyming Ideas for Preschoolers: Classic nursery rhymes and preschool rhymes are fun ideas to use with teaching your preschool children, toddlers and young kids in elementary school and home. Kids really enjoy the rhyming and the fun stories found within these classic nursery rhymes. These kinds of activities as well as poems usually work well to help keep a child’s attention just as it would while telling a story. The way that each of the individual nursery rhymes flows will keep your preschool children’s focus and make them eager to learn more of these fun preschool poems and rhymes. These are great ways to spend some time with your children before bed, great to use for rainy days or for a fun, educational preschool circle. Added Teaching Tips: Some of the nursery rhymes and poems listed on this learning page have a few tips added below to give parents, e.c.e educators and teachers some ideas on how they can use the rhymes to teach something new and to discuss new ideas with the preschoolers and children in their care. Classic Nursery Rhymes for Kids:   A Diller a Dollar: (Classic Nursery Rhymes) A diller, a dollar A ten o’clock scholar What makes you come so soon? You used to come at ten o’clock but now you come at noon.   *Parents-Teachers Tip: Show times on a clock to get children familiar with clock and hands of clock     Sing A Song Of Sixpence: Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four-and-twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened The birds began to sing; Was not that a dainty dish To set before the king? The king was in his counting-house, Counting out his money; The queen was in the parlor, Eating bread and honey. The maid was in the garden Hanging out the clothes; Down came a blackbird, And pecked off her nose.     The Man in the Wilderness: The man in the wilderness asked of me, How many strawberries grew in the sea. I answered him’ As I thought good, As many as red herrings Grew in the wood.     A Wise Owl: A wise owl lived in an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he herd. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? Pease Pudding Hot: Pease pudding hot, pease pudding cold, Pease pudding in the pot, nine days old. Some like it hot, some like it cold, Some like it in the pot, nine days old. Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man: Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man, Make me a cake as fast as you can. Pat it, and prick it, and mark it with a T, And put it in the oven for Baby and me.   *Parents-Teachers: Change the letter T for the letter of a child’s name in your group. Replace the name Baby with the child’s name. *Repeat to give all children…

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Fine Motor Activities For Development http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-activities/fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-for-development.html Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:44:35 +0000 http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-activities/fine-motor-skills/fine-motor-activities-for-development.html 52 Fine Motor Development Skills and Activities for Kids   Why are fine motor skills are so important when it come to a child’s development? When a pre k child or young child engages in an activity which encourages the use of their fine motor abilities, they are utilizing their brain, hands, and eyes to develop hand-eye coordination to help them manipulate objects. This is very important for learning self-help skills, becoming ready for many academic tasks in the future, as well as becoming proficient in writing skills. It is a good idea to provide a variety of fine motor skills and fine motor activities for children to practice. Some motor activities may require more effort on the part of some pre k children, where other fine motor activities can be mastered with only minimal effort, but they are all important in the growth and development of young children during their early years. Below are 52 fine motor activities to keep you going for the entire year, plus 6 bonus activities to mix things up when you need it. These activities are a combination of art materials, manipulative toys, and more to give the preschoolers and young children a variety of fine motor activities at various difficulty levels. You can use these fine motor activities however you like with the pre k children in your care. We recommend providing one fine motor skills activity per week so preschoolers & toddlers have time to master that skill. Some pre k children and toddlers may need longer, some children may need less time. It is important to make sure each child gets the time they need to practice before moving onto the next activity. If you feel some preschoolers or young children are ready to move on but some need a bit more time, you can have both fine motor skills activities out at the same time.   52 Fine Motor Activities for the Classroom (plus 6 bonus activities) Molding and rolling play dough into large round balls using the palms of hands. Using large tweezers to pick up various sized objects (pom poms, cotton balls, etc.) Providing finger puppets for playing games or action songs. Placing a hole punch on the art shelf with construction paper. Using chop-sticks to pick up small objects. (The children don’t have to master the proper use of the chopsticks but the practice is great for fine motor development.) Create a make-shift clothes line and have the children use clothes pegs to hang up dolls clothing and blankets. Cutting a variety of paper using child safe scissors. (Calendars, card stock, construction paper, magazines paper, etc.) Stretching rubber bands around different sized bottles and containers. Put objects in a bowl and have the children move the objects to another bowl using a spoon. Stringing beads on shoelaces, string, or pipe cleaners. Using different sized chalk on chalk boards or construction paper. Ripping up news paper into pieces. Crumple up the pieces into balls. Using stickers or self sticking shapes…

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Bubble Songs For Toddlers http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-songs/summer-songs/bubble-songs-for-toddlers.html Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:21:12 +0000 http://preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-songs-2/summer-songs/bubble-songs-for-toddlers.html Fun Bubble Songs for Preschoolers This children’s song section includes bubble songs for preschool kids. Are you looking for fun, simple bubble songs for toddlers and preschool children to use with your favorite summer activity? These simple summer songs for kids and bubble songs may be appropriate for using during a circle time when you are discussing new things with the toddlers and preschool children like bubbles, soap, car washes, doing laundry, bath time and cleaning etc. These fun preschool songs could also be used when you are using a lesson plan with the pre k kids related to topics that would include bubbles. (eg.) washing, laundry, cleaning, washing the car and other related teaching ideas for kids.  These songs would also work to be added along with fun summer time activities for the children, like blowing soap bubbles. Bubbles All Around (sung to Twinkle Little Star) © M.Robinson-Preschool Learning Online Bubbles floating all around. Bubbles they don’t make a sound. Bubbles on my hands and nose. Bubbles fly when the wind blows. Bubbles floating all around. Bubbles they don’t make a sound.   Teaching Kids About The Shape Of Bubbles with a Song: Here is a song to help teach toddlers and preschoolers about the shape of bubbles. We know bubbles can be big, small, long, short wobbly and wiggly, but for the most part they are round. We are going to use the word round in this song but feel free to change the word round with any of the descriptive words mentioned above.   Can You Blow a Bubble? (sung to the tune of “Do you Know the Muffin Man?”) © M.Robinson-Preschool Learning Online Can you blow a round bubble? A round bubble? A round bubble? Can you blow a round bubble? With your bubble wand.  

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Cutting and Pasting Food Recognition Activity http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-activities/fine-motor-skills/cutting-pasting-food-recognition-activity.html Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:21:49 +0000 http://preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-activities/fine-motor-skills/cutting-pasting-food-recognition-activity.html Cutting and Pasting Activity for Fine Motor Skills Emotional Development for Preschoolers Preschool aged children benefit greatly from learning activities like cutting and pasting activities like those below, which help in the development of fine motor skills and emotional development. Preschoolers and young children are fascinated by different varieties of food and they of course, like adults, have their favorite foods, drinks, snacks and treats. Why not turn that into a fun cutting and pasting activity for fine motor skills development? But how? Check out this simple, fun activity that will help familiarize pre k children with different types of food & snacks, all while developing their fine motor skills using scissors, cutting and pasting and simple identification. Cutting & Pasting for Food Recognition: Flyers, old magazines, newspapers and calendars are great places to find numerous pictures and images of meats, fruits, vegetables, desserts, candy, cereals and more to use for this kids activity. Using these old newspapers and magazines is also great for the environment. It’s always a good idea to use old materials like these for images and information which you can use to make your preschool tools and activities. Recycling is always a good idea and it teaches the children good habits. What You Want to Do for this Preschool Activity: Provide child scissors (yes – the ones specifically for children. They should be labeled as such and usually have rounded ends and fit a child’s small fingers) What you want to do is get an assortment of different flyers, magazines and newspapers full of different images of various food types.   Different Options for this Fine Motor Skills Development Activity for Children For this kids fine motor skills and emotional development activity, you could have the children search through flyers and newspapers and find food, drinks, and snacks that they like. Or to make it a little more challenging you could have them find ONLY the ‘meat’ products. Or Find only the ‘vegetables’ etc. When the children are searching for their own personal favorites, this helps with their ‘emotional development’ and also builds ‘food recognition skills’. The cutting, using child safe scissors, helps children to build fine motor skills which includes the building of the small muscles of the hands and fingers in children.   Obviously there are different ways that this activity can be done or even expanded on. You could even pick different ways for different children. When finished, you can keep all the food images that have been cut out and paste them on a sheet of paper and have the sheet laminated. Once laminated, you can then cut the images out again and use them for various learning and teaching activities in the preschool classroom or at home with your kids. You could even allow the children to paste the images and make a collage of their favorite foods, favorite vegetables etc. on a paper plate. This pasting and sticking also helps with fine motor development of the children’s small muscles of the fingers…

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Circle Games & Kids Party Game Ideas http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-activities/circle-games/circle-kids-party-game-ideas.html Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:46:05 +0000 http://preschoollearningonline.com/preschool-activities/circle-games/circle-games-kids-party-game-ideas.html Kids Circle Games & Party Games   Kids circle games, party games and learning activities for circle time are simple ideas that make learning fun for preschoolers, toddlers and young children. These preschool activities and games are great ideas for kids parties, sleepovers, and for fun, simple preschool circle activities to use in daycare classrooms. These kids circle games and party ideas can also for use at home for some fun, rainy day activities when you are trying to keep children entertained and educated with new, interesting ideas. Your preschoolers & toddlers will love these simple activities and games anytime!   Guess The Shadow Game What To Do for this Circle Game: Get a white sheet and place it on an open area on a wall in your home or at the preschool classroom. Have one of the preschool children sit on a chair facing the sheet on the wall. At the opposite side of the room have a lamp sitting on a table or something level with the room. You can now have the preschool kids (players) walk between the ‘guessing player’ (facing the sheet), and the lamp on the table to cast their shadows on the wall, one at a time! The ‘guessing player’ must try to identify each other child’s shadow one at a time as they walk by. The students casting shadows can try to alter their shadows to make it more difficult and fun. The children who have their shadows correctly identified, now becomes the ‘guessing player’. **You then repeat the game play. You can also play music softly in the background for more fun!     Kids Musical Bumps How this Circle Activity (Game) Works: Play some fun, happy energetic music or high energy childrens music. All the preschool children have to run, skip, dance, hop, jump, etc. while the music plays in the room or in the background! As soon as the music is stopped by the ‘music person’, they must sit on the floor as quickly as possible! The last preschooler or child to sit down on the floor is out of the game or becomes the music helper for the next round. *This is a fun party game for kids or preschool activity that keeps the children active and can be played inside or outside. It makes for a great rainy day activity for children and keeps children active.   Pass the Parcel Game How the Circle Activity/Party Game Works: This is a fun, simple preschool activity or kids party game for children for those rainy days or just simply for fun in the preschool class. Sit the preschool children or young children in a circle. Play some fun lively music for the preschoolers and young children. Pass the parcel in one direction around the circle. When the music stops, the child with the parcel gets to remove one layer of paper. Continue on until the music stops again…and allow the next student to remove one layer etc. Be sure you have enough layers so everyone…

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Healthy Drink Recipes For Kids-Fruit Punch http://www.preschoollearningonline.com/healthy-preschool-snacks/drinks/fruit-punch-drink-recipes-kids.html Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:26:00 +0000 http://preschoollearningonline.com/healthy-preschool-snacks/drinks/healthy-drink-recipes-for-kids-fruit-punch-2.html Fun Drink Recipes & Healthy Punch Ideas for Kids   One thing children love is tea parties, hot chocolate parties, or any kind of party where you can make something that you can also enjoy. But in the summer months who wants a hot drink!? We have some delicious healthy drink recipes for kids in this section with more on the way. Try the refreshing fruit punch recipe for children (or adults) below. You can use this fruit punch recipe to have a dress up party with the kids and then all sit down in your “adult clothes” and sip on some wonderful cold tasty punch. This fruit punch is a refreshing drink for kids after playing outside or whenever you want a delicious, fun drink for you and the children to enjoy!   Fruit Punch Recipes For Kids This punch recipe is enough for a preschool class or large group of children. If you are a home daycare provider you can always cut this punch recipe in half. It’s pretty easy without much measuring at all.   ‘Tooty Fruity’ Fruit Punch Recipe: 2×2 litre Bottles of Ginger Ale 1 litre Club Soda 1 Can Lemonade ¼ cup sugar 1 pack of frozen strawberries 1 pack of frozen raspberries 2-4 trays of ice Orange slices for garnish (optional) Punch bowl stirring spoon Ladle Plastic champagne style cups   Fruit Punch Directions: Empty the contents of the lemonade can in the bottom of the punch bowl, then pour the sugar on the frozen lemonade. Next, empty the Ginger Ale and the Club Soda in the punch bowl and stir all ingredients together. To finish, add as much frozen fruit as you desire, or 1 cup of each. Then set the orange slices on top so they are floating. Then using the ladle fill each plastic champagne cup about half way. Feel free to have seconds, thirds or more. There you have it, refreshing Tooty Fruity Fruit Punch for your next dress up party or outside activity with the children.

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