Go to content Go to navigation Go to search

Phonics and Learning To Read Games, Make English Fun

April 28th, 2008 by admin

Phonics and Learning To Read Games, Make English Fun by Victoria Welch

A phonics learning game can have many advantages to a traditional way of learning abc.The alphabet can be a hard concept for your preschool child to learn, and I have found that some children, if they have been over pushed, are reluctant to do any activity with the alphabet, even worse, I have known children to just say any answer, to get it over with.

There are many interactive phonics educational games, which are great fun for you and your child to play, here are some activities you could do.
Read the rest of this entry »

The Popularity Of Preschool Games

March 30th, 2008 by admin

The Popularity Of Preschool Games

Throughout the web, you will see that one of the most targeted audiences for games is for children under school age. Are preschool games good for the child? And, should you be using them as part of your child’s early education?
Read the rest of this entry »

Preschool Online Games – The Fun Approach to Learning

March 23rd, 2008 by admin

boyalphabet.gifPreschool online games are great way to help kids acquire some basic and new skills.Internet is full of wonderful things. Finding the right one is the key.

To teach your little preschooler there are plenty of online games websites which are both educational and entertaining for kids.
Read the rest of this entry »

Preschool Jokes- Knock Knock

March 19th, 2008 by admin

3155587thm.jpgMy oldest son is 4 now, just last week was his birthday. Anyhow today he says to me Knock, Knock, I said who’s there, and we went through the whole bit, except… he never finished the joke.

He just kept saying Banana and then would restart the joke. It was so great. I hear from other people that 4 is the age they start this. It is so amazing the things they pick up so easily once they turn 4. I assume he got it off of backyardigans today, yes my kids do watch tv, just a little bit.

Anyways, so I thought I would share the link we found on knock knock jokes to teach your preschoolers once they are interested. This and the printables from yesterday on drawing lines were our activities today. And of course Daddy read to him as well.

We especially liked the banana split so I screamed one since he was already saying banana.

http://www.indianchild.com/knock_knock_jokes1.htm

Preschool Activities- How to Build a Fort

March 7th, 2008 by admin

One thing all little kids love is building a fort.

Forts are exciting for several reasons. Kids love having their own little areas to play. That’s what makes forts so great. My own children love being able to bring their toys in and a small chair where they can have their own makeshift privacy.

Building forts can sometimes be a little difficult and that is where someone very experienced might help you out. So, here goes.

The first thing to do is pick a big area in your home, or outside, whichever you choose. Clear smaller furniture and objects away from the area, then grab some blankets, and get to work. You can use chairs and the larger furniture to anchor the blankets and sheets in place. Just throw the blankets over things until there is a large covered area.

Let the kids bring in some things to make it “home” for them and then crawl in and play with them. They honestley love it. You should grab a camera and take pictures, it will be a great memory for the both of you.

Preschool Games- Around The House Ideas

February 18th, 2008 by admin

You really want to use your imagination when it comes to preschoolers. cutecolorsanibear4.gifTake for instance playing games with them. We often do the games where you throw some kind of small soft object and aim for a basket, bucket or tote of some kind. This gets them going, especially if afterwards you give them some kind of treat or small toy for winning, all of the children win of course.

We also play memory, the age old game of flipping cards over and matching them up, we do it a little different though, we only use about half of the cards. The kids seem to get too overwhelmed when there are too many cards to choose from and remember. As they get older you can add more back to the game.

Another thing you can do is considered classroom games, File Folder Games. There are many to purchase online, but I have found a few great links to share that offer some for free. We like all of them, but like I said the free ones are pretty difficult to pass up.

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/file_folder_games.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/filefoldergames/

http://www.webeans.net/hutt/ffgames.htm

Enjoy!

I got the clipart for this post from www.cutecolors.com Be sure to check them out.

Preschool Games- Duck Duck Goose

February 11th, 2008 by admin

Duck duck goose has been around for many generations and it is still a very common game to playtow0031.jpg with preschoolers.

In case for some reason you are unsure what exactly it is, all the children sit in a circle and one is chosen as it.

The one who is it, runs around, gently touching each head and saying duck, and at some point goose. The person deemed goose, will jump up and run around the circle to tag the last goose when that person is tagged they sit down and the new goose goes ducking