How do Preschoolers Learn Best?
Preschoolers are curious and love hands-on activities. Preschoolers love work that they can touch and make sense of with their eyes and hands. A “look only” approach is not very successful with children, especially with children 6 and under.
In this post, you will see a number of creative, fun and very educational activities that Preschoolers will love and want to do over and over again. The best part is that it is so easy for moms and dads to put together! Win-win!
My oldest is almost 6 years old and he has been using “Teach My Preschooler” for several years. He has loved it very time! Lately, he is letting Sister do the lessons with him and she (3.5 years old) enjoys it just as much.
Teach My Preschooler is a super complete set that helps your Preschooler learn numbers 1-100, addition and subtraction, sight words for beginning reading and tracing shapes, letter and numbers for beginning writing. Take a look at what comes in it!
Brother has his numbers down really well, thanks to Teach My Preschooler, but Sister is still struggling with a few, especially 69-70 (she says 69-80 sometimes). This set has been helping her a lot to keep the numbers straight because of the hands-on manipulatives and visuals.
The Numbers section comes with number cards that have the numbers on one side and the number words on the other. The cards resemble train carts, so we set the cards in order as a super long train. It also comes with foam numbers and a book with numbers 1-100.
In the Math Section, we have both addition and subtraction with a double-sided poster, an addition book, a subtraction book, manipulatives and foam numbers, along with addition, subtraction and equal signs.
Sister wanted to do the addition book. First, we practiced the numbers using the post on the addition side. Next, we started with the easier addition problems. She did great because the visuals make addition simple to understand.
After that, we flipped the poster over and let Brother have a go with the subtraction booklet. It was a great practice to him and most importantly, he was recounting the entire subtraction process out loud for Sister to hear and begin understanding how subtraction works.
The “Ready to Read” section of the Teach My Preschooler kit is awesome! It comes with several readers that teach the letters, high frequency words and sentences. It also comes with flashcards with words for practice. There is also a soft pouch that fits a few flashcards and the tin box fits all the cards.
The cool thing is that you can use the cards only or you can keep the cards at the back of the reader where these words are introduced. For example, I like to follow the manual that comes with the kit and go over the words in the reader we will be reading using the cards in the back of that reader. This makes it easier for them to recognize the words.
The other Language Arts section in the Teach My Preschooler kit is called “Ready to Write.” This one is cool and so attractive because it comes with a writing pad and a set of transparencies for pre-writing and writing practice.
There are bigger transparencies with lines, curves and other shapes. Then there are smaller individual transparencies with letters and numbers. Sister insisted on trying this one out first. She is ambidextrous, so you can see her trying out both hands. This is a great way to do that
In short, the Teach My Preschooler kit is wonderful. Both my children love it and never get bored using it, especially when they work on a kit together. I highly recommend it!
I wanted to make it clear that I am recommending this kit because we genuinely love it. I didn’t receive any free product or compensation. We just truly love sharing what we love using in our homeschool! We hope you get one and watch your children enjoy it as much as mine do!
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