Everything you need for a successful year of skill building and developmental activities.
"Daily Schedule and 36 Center Ideas" (*with editable files)
All you need to set-up a perfect Pre-K classroom. This download targets preparing the environment and controlling the rate of activities for the best outcome, happy engaged preschoolers.
Whole child focus on language, social and adaptive skills, gross and fine motor targets, and cognitive skills.
A developmentally appropriate enriching daily schedule, visual classroom set-ups, visual room layout plans, year-long centers, rotating play centers, sensory and gross motor centers, play stages.
"Ten Minute Circle Time Book" (with editable files)
Start the day off right!
10 minute daily review of date, day, month, weather, songs, number skills, sight words, and two games.
Get your little learners on the right track! Use this pack to help you with the logistics of your class from circle time to centers.
Fun and focused learning! A solid understanding of shapes, size, letters, and numbers is the bridge to all other learning. Little Learners will enjoy working on these targeted "task mats". Increase the level of complexity by giving 2 step directions. Challenge your little learners cognitive, visual, and fine motor skills with the "complete the picture mats".
Having good fine motor control takes attention, practice and self-control. Little learners are less frustrated when they can "do the work themselves". Get ready for school, start practicing today!
Pump up your Freeze Dance with these high interest post cards. Kids have to move! Have fun and work on following directions, impulse control and memory. Includes an auditory processing activity.
“The Preschool Games”
Improve your preschooler’s self-control = improve their life. Start Here's "The Preschool Games" is squarely based on the theory of executive control - the same basis of "The Marshmallow Test"* that has been featured regularly on PBS. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/teach-self-control-reduce-economic-inequality/
Four games to play in a circuit - start these little learners on a path to greatness and self-control! Print and Play.
“Five-Minute Pencil Work”
Learners who understand how letters are made will be better writers. ( lines, stops, curves etc.)
Pencil work is a very important "back to school' skill. Ensure that EVERY learner knows the shapes and directions for writing letters. 16 clean and clear worksheets keeps all learners on track.
“Into To Emotions”
This download will give little learners a look into basic emotions. Thirty-five prompt cards that are real pictures! You can also turn the cards into little flip-books by emotion.
Teaching little learners about emotions is not only an important life skill, it is also an important language, adaptive, and social skill. Unit has matching and paper activities.
Teach, Talk, Pretend, and Draw! Download and start today.
This pack is perfect to keep those little bodies moving while learning the basics about bees. The info-bunting doubles as a book and a decoration - it will make any classroom feel like Spring!
Play is a child's work.
"Let's play at the water table, color a picture, climb the rock wall, sing "Happy Birthday" to a friend (I wonder what's inside the present box?)...all of these activities (Over 60 topics) and more are waiting to be discovered. Great for play therapy, speech therapy, early intervention, and general play.
This package includes "Real Life to Play" Activities to bridge that cognitive jump from concrete to abstract.
Play Dough with a Purpose! Print and Play. Use this download as an independent activity or a center. Little learners strengthen hands and answer cognitive boosting questions. Targets fine motor, cognitive, and language domains.
“Getting Ready For Reading Game”
Work on early literacy skills in a fun, focused and developmentally appropriate way.
Over Twenty Work Mats! Inviting & Vibrant Interactive Activities! Start Here's basic skills pack will transform any learner into a counter.
"Play With Your Food”
Reinforce phonics in a fun way! Learners will finish the word (food theme) using their prior knowledge. Sixty mats will cover a years worth of solving. Answer key included.
The ability to scan left to right and distinguish shapes are prerequisites for all academics. *Self-Control Work* This activity can also be to practice "calmly" scanning a large field.
EARLY CHILDHOOD INFO:
Young children need to explore, but they also need to learn about boundaries and how to follow directions. A balance of free play and structured play is critical in developing the kinds of skills that will make them more flexible, resilient, and persistent. Daily engagement in these critical areas work together to create a “whole child”. Have Fun!
“Start Here!” was created in order to provide access to high quality researched based activities for parents, preschool teachers, and daycare providers.
The first years are a peak period for a toddler/preschooler and it is important to support the six domains of early childhood development.
I created and used these materials in my own career as early intervention practitioner. My aim is that all adults who care and work with children will be empowered by the information and activities. Everyone, when using best practice, can help kids reach their potential.
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Note to parents: these materials are not intended to replace professional evaluation and treatment. If your child is exhibiting any signs of autism spectrum or speech-language delay, they will be best served by being evaluated and treated by a licensed and certified professional