Looking for ideas when writing curriculum for your early childhood classroom? Check out 10 of my favorite “go-to” resources. This is not an all-inclusive list, but these are books I use often and recommend frequently.
Why are process-based experiences important? Watch and discover how open-ended experiences such as process-based art can help enhance skills and get children ready for kindergarten.
How do I find a preschool that teaches my child to write?
As parents, we always want to ensure our children are adequately prepared for school if not ahead. One of the criteria we look for involves teaching children how to write their names and the alphabet. Although this is important and is a skill that is eventually needed in elementary school, learning to create a story and a message and then convey it to paper is just as important and is learned best through play. With this video, discover standards to look for in preschools as well as questions to ask the school administration and staff about their approach to the writing process.
Other information pertaining to looking for developmentally appropriate preschools:
- The 10 NAEYC Program Standards
- What to look for in a program
- 10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play
- Choosing a Preschool or Childcare Center
How does play teach my child to write?
Play is the best way to prepare young children for kindergarten. It is amazing the educational skills learned when playing including the ability to write and create stories. Explore how dramatic play, block play, and outside play all provide opportunities for young children to develop creative storytelling skills needed to be successful writers in the elementary, middle, and high school years.
When do children start to write letters?
A common questions among parents is what age do children start to write letters? Part of the early writing process is children understanding that letters are used to form words and convey a message on paper. If given plenty of opportunities for open-ended drawing, children will start to draw letters on their paper and eventually letter strings. Watch to learn more about the writing process and see examples of what young children’s drawings might look like as they develop as emergent writers.
What are the early stages of writing for preschool age children?
An essential and early part of the writing process involves children having ample opportunities to draw. Around the age of three, you will notice that children’s scribbling will start to look like something and say something. See samples of the different developmental stages you can expect children to progress through as they are learning to write. Also learn best practices to help promote the emergent writing process.