When children play we often just think they're having fun, but research has shown that the benefits of play extend far beyond that in early childhood.
Developmental Milestones ages 3 to 5 chart. What child development skills you can expect will be mastered between these ages.
The Inspired Treehouse
This is a good graphic that can be used by both teachers and professionals. It outlines the main developmental milestones that children who are typically developing go through so they can screen for red flags.
Spelling our Names - 10 Fun Ways to Practice from Play to Learn Preschool
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I will learn to write but first I need to: ≈≈
Learning Through Play
Sensory play is vital to early childhood development, create a handful of Touch and Feel Sensory Sticks in under 15 minutes and for less than a few dollars - meaningful toys don't need to expensive!
DIY - Crafts and Activities for Kids
Great list of books for preschool classrooms. Alphabet books, counting books, and other books to use for all your lessons. Great ECE resource.
Kid Book Lists
Make Your Own Paintbrushes for Kids! Click for tutorial and to read about the importance of playing with textures in early childhood
Projects for the kids
Lots of great ideas for pre-schools / early childhood education centres. Enjoy all the pics :)
Cool Classroom Ideas
Early Childhood Program