Literacy Play Centers

Literacy Play Centers | All children deserve rich experiences in literacy play centers, opportunities for dramatic play, outdoor play—and block building. This fun learning for kids board is filled with creative classroom ideas, free resources, and playful inspiration to build kindergartens for the 21st century. “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein
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Literacy for dramatic play kitchen

restaurant = restaurante :) "recipe book" using environmental print.great for dramatic play kitchen.also could do "menus" based on the play food in your kitchen area and teach children to recreate the menu their friend chose.too fun!

Play Is The Highest Form Of Research Albert Einstein Wall Quote Vinyl Wall Decal Sticker

Albert Einstein Wall Decal

Albert Einstein Wall Decal - by Decor Designs Decals- Einstein Quote - Playroom Wall Decals - Kids Quote Wall Decals - Play Is Research - Classroom Decor, Decal Playroom Kids Quote Wall Decal- by

bookcase dollhouse

book case like a doll house This is what I'd like to do in the kids' room eventually. Book case dollhouse for Barbies

Have the child say the individual letters as they trace them in the salt/cornmeal, and you're addressing all three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

literacy center sight word activities- put the sand in a pencil box for easy upkeep and clean up! NOTE: this only works with a thin layer of sand. If you put too much the writing doesn't show up. It went over okay with my kids, not their favorite

Play Dough Creation Station: A super simple play prompt that will keep your child entertained

Play Dough Creation Station *Super simple play prompt that will keep your child entertained.Melissa and Doug - of course!

Another great idea for the blocks center :0

Add pictures of houses and building structures from magazines, the Internet…

The Ultimate Playlist: 50 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Play - PlaygroundEquipment.org - Infographic

e Power of Play in Early Childhood Education - Infographic

The Ultimate Playlist: 50 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Play - Lovely medley of powerful quotes supporting play!

Chef hats with plastic bags...use with recipe writing

Lee's Kindergarten: Community Helpers and Career Day-chef hats-plastic bags stapled to strips of paper

Exploring Measurement Through Play - Mass

Exploring Measurement Through Play - Mass

Exploring Measurement through play - Mass. Ideas on setting up the environment, what resources to use and how vocabulary development helps build understanding.

Vet's Office Pretend Play - Great for a dramatic play area. Includes free printable!

Pretend Play Vet's Office with Free Printable

Play: Vet's Office Pretend Play - Great for a dramatic play area. Could come up with a pretty funny clown skit with this idea!

There is so much information about the importance and value of play and play-based learning. As a parent, how do we build on our child's play and are there things that can hinder the magic of play-based learning?

The Magic of Play-Based Learning: What Builds and What Breaks?

There is so much information about the importance and value of play and play-based learning. As a parent, how do we build on our child's play and are there things that can hinder the magic of play-based learning?

Learning Through Play Infographic

Learning Through Play Infographic

Learning Through Play Infographic- Kristy- i love this idea- could we customise some of these and have them mixed in with the nature zone in the hallway?

Letter Recognition Activities - Matching Upper and Lowercase Letters using paper cups, and lots of other fun activities.  There are several really good ideas for centers here that would be perfect for students with special learning needs.  Read more at:  http://planningplaytime.com/2016/01/preschool-letter-recognition-activities.html

Preschool Letter Recognition Activities

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