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Oh Your Mark, Get Set… Preschool Thursdays with Marilyn Boyer

Thursdays-Preschool-activity-boxThis is the time of year I always prepared for my preschoolers “school” time.

I would cut shapes out of construction paper and fill a container for the little ones to “glue” down onto construction paper using glue sticks. I would also gather objects for the kids to trace.

I bought special markers and notebooks, construction paper and supplies, puzzles, flannel graphs, Do-a-Dots, etc.

These items went into a box or special place in the closet and used ONLY during “school time” each day.

I would change their activities often, before they tired of playing with them so the next time we got it out, they had the anticipation of more fun.

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That Looks Delicious!!! ~ Tuesday Teaching Tips

Tuesday-Teaching-Tips-recipesLearn to think creatively when deciding how to keep your child’s interest for school.

For instance, consider having your daughter begin her own recipe folder or box for handwriting this year.

Instead of lessons she’ll just throw away after completing, let her compile her favorite recipes to use now and later when she’s a wife and mom.

 

 

 

 

Spelling idea! ~ Tuesdays Teaching Tips

Tuesday-Teaching-Tips-Playdo

Give your child some playdo to spread flat.

Then use rubber stamp letters to spell three or four letter words, leaving out the middle letters for them to find and press into the playdo.

Ex. C_T, D_G, B_BY, R_N, S_N

 

 

 

Out of the Mouths of Babes – Preschool Thursdays

Thursdays-Preschool-talkI’ve often thought I’d like to write a book of the cute things preschoolers say. They are so honest and often take life so literally.

I made a practice of writing the “cutest” things in their baby books. Now that they are getting older, it’s fun for them to look back and see some of the things they said and remember what life was like from their point of view.

It’ll help them to be better parents the more they can remember what it was like to view life from the point of view of a child.

 

Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” Matthew 21:16

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.”  Psalm 8:2

We would love to hear some of the cute quotes from your preschoolers!!!

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Dig, Dig, Dig It’s What We Like To Do! ~ Preschool Thursdays

Thursdays-Preschool-gardenPreschoolers LOVE to have their own little flower bed or even pot of flowers to put on the deck or porch.

It’s a fun trip to the store to pick our petunias or impatiens, home to plant, and then the daily watering is a fantastic way to teach responsibility. It provides a real visual when they forget to be responsible and the flower begins to wilt.

But, conversely, when it does well, what a joy for  your little one to share and show to Daddy and others when they come to visit.

I taught them how to deadhead the flowers too by picking off the dead blooms. It brings new life to the little plant.

So many life lessons can be learned by a little flower!

Follow Their Dreams, Until… ~ Mondays with Marilyn

Mondays-w-Marilyn-(project)When you see an interest crop up in one of your children, find the resources needed for them to pursue it.

Make it a part of their “curriculum” and let them pursue what sparks their interest. Maybe they’ll be immensely interested in something for a while and then lose interest and go on to something else as some of my kids did. That’s okay. Their interests will be broadened that way.

Never feel like you have to stick to the traditional school subjects.

Life is so much more varied than the average school curriculum.