There is an abundant supply of preschool activities available for you to try with your preschool class. You can find activities to do, with any subject you are teaching. This article will explain the different ways that children learn and some suggestions for learning environments. If you understand the different aspects of learning, you will be better prepared to find activities for your preschool class.
A child’s physical development relies a great deal on there need to explore the world around them.
This is displayed in many ways, the most common one being physical. They are fearless when it comes to their bodies.
They will run, jump and climb on anything that is around them. Many times preschoolers need to develop their fine motor skills such as drawing, pasting and using scissors. This is and important part of their development because without these motor skills they will be less likely to write or use a pencil in the future.
Preschool children have a need to understand the world, and how things work in it. This is why they ask so many questions about everything. This is when cognitive development comes into play. They are picking things apart in their little minds to better understand the world. For example, what makes boys and girl different from each other? They have short attention spans, but do carry what they have learned today and apply it to what they will learn tomorrow.
Social development is a big part of a preschoolers learning development. Some of the children in your class may seem like they are playing with a group when really they are just playing by themselves beside someone else. This is a crucial step that will develop into group play. You should never force a young child to play with others if they are not comfortable doing so yet. Allow them to play near but not with other children.
Eventually this will transform into cooperative play. Children at this age level will become concerned with having a best friend among their many friends. This does not necessarily mean that they like this person better; they just depend on them more. You as a teacher should not condone or disapprove of this behavior. Allow children to develop their social skill, as they need to. However, it is your responsibility to teach them how to behave in a social situation. Manners and politeness are examples of what you should be teaching them.
Remember that children in preschool are at different levels. They will not all learn at the same speed or enter the class at the same level of development. You as a teacher need to understand how to incorporate all of these different levels of development into activities that are appropriate for everyone in the class. Allow children to go at a pace that they are comfortable with. Pushing a child to develop faster then they are comfortable with will only harm the learning process.