Activity for Preschool Child
Finding an activity for
preschool child does not have to be a trying task
anymore. We have several activities for you to try with
your child today.
Preschool activities are for children between the ages
of two and five years of age, pre-kindergarten.
Preschoolers should have a variety of different
activities to encourage proper mental and physical
development. Emphasis needs to be placed in the focus areas of both fine and
gross motor development, dramatic play, pre-reading skills, pre-writing skills,
critical thinking skills, and social skills, as well as others.
Fine motor skills should be incorporated into
preschool activities. Fine motor skills are working with
the small muscle groups and are the most forgotten. This
will help define your child's writing skills, cutting
skills, etc. in the future. Fine motor skills activities
can include, sand and water play, cutting activities,
placing objects into small containers and areas, hand
puppet plays with songs and many others.
Gross motor skills should be incorporated into preschool
activities. Gross motor skills are working with the
large motor areas and are most often worked on. These
activities can be achieved by playing on the
playground, throwing and kicking a ball, jumping,
skipping, hopping, and any activity that requires the
use of your large muscle groups.
Dramatic play incorporated into your child's preschool
activities will help nurture your child's development.
Dramatic play encourages your child to be creative,
think, and reinact situations and scenarios on their
own intelligence level. Children should be given props
and toys to help them reinact different events for
their learning skills.
Pre-reading and pre-writing skills should be
incorporated into your child's preschool activities.
Some examples of these skills include reading to your
child, reciting the ABC's, cutting with scissors,
tracing lines with a pencil or crayon, and drawing and
creating projects without lines. These pre-reading,
pre-writing skills will help your preschooler develop
the proper background for future life school skills.
Critical thinking skills should be incorporated into
your child's curriculum. Critical thinking skills will
help your child become a problem solver in the future.
This will help in the areas of both math and science as
well as other areas. Let your preschooler figure out
different options and strategies to get to the same
result. Let them think about the consequences and
actions of their decisions.
Social skills are one of the most overlooked strategies
in the areas of preschool activities. social skills
include playing with other children, however, the proper
way to interact with children and other people should
actually be taught. Appropriate behaviors need to be
modeled and taught, how to share, how to take turns, how
to say please and thank you, how to interact in a group,
how to wait for their turn, how to be a gracious loser
and a good winner, as well as many others.
In summation, preschool activities are a very important
part of your child's growth and educational process.
Proper planning and instruction as well as modeling will
prepare your child for their educational
accomplishments to come. Please choose preschool
About the Author Toddler Blogger, Lee's Summit,
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