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Fred Rogers

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning."

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It’s Raining. It’s Pouring!

Weather is a complex and fascinating topic to teach in the preschool years. There are many ways to teach it. I've included just a handful...

The Worm Hotel

"Do we need a bathtub for the dirty ones? Oh wait! They're all dirty. They're worms!"

You Don’t Scare Me!

We all have problems; some we have even created ourselves. However we also all have the strength and wit to overcome those problems.

Ice in the Desert

At Teacher Stacey's Playground we had to be creative when it comes to learning about snow, and arctic animals. But we did just that!

Five Senses (Part 2) Smell

For teaching smell I had some fun ideas! At the art table we did spice painting. I used fall scents since it is also the beginning of...

Five Senses (Part 1) Taste

Teaching children about their primary 5 senses has always been a favorite theme for me. I absolutely adore witnessing the connections...

It’s Opposite Day!

Did you ever play that in Elementary School? Basically people felt the freedom to insult one another as long as they followed it up with...

Colors and Shapes

Grab a Pre-K curriculum book or a book of arts and crafts ideas for preschoolers and you are bound to find a section that encourages...

Children’s Day/Dia de los niños

The origin of this holiday goes back to 1925 when representatives from different countries met in Geneva, Switzerland to convene the...

A Story By Any Other Name....

My favorite retelling of classic stories however are when I find one depicted in another culture.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Did you know the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff began as a Norwegian Fairytale in 1841?! That is old! While many things from the...

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of February. LitWorld founded the campaign twelve years ago in 2010 to advocate...

Little Red Riding Hood

There are so many versions of the classic fairytales. I love to read the different spins different authors put on them. Reading different...

When Education Hits Home

This post isn't about my students or my preschool or even me as a teacher. This post comes from me as a Mommy. With my daughter's...

Let it Snow!

My in-home Preschool is located in Central Arizona where I assure you it does not snow. Or maybe it did that one year for 23.4 seconds at...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of my favorite ways to prepare a lesson plan is to use a book as the theme. The Very Hungry Caterpillar has several dimensions to teach!

Fine Motors in the Making

One of my main objectives as a Preschool Teacher is to prepare my students for Kindergarten. This takes on many forms. Some children may...


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