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Teaching Pre-aged Children
Transcript of Teaching Pre-aged Children
Encourage independence by involving them in family & school life, offer love & support.
Provide learning disabled students with frequent progress checks. Let them know how well they are progressing toward an individual or class goal.
Encourage cooperative learning activities when possible. Invite students of varying abilities to work together on a specific project or toward a common goal. Create an atmosphere in which a true “community of learners” is facilitated and enhanced.
The Development of a Preschooler
Stage development (2-7 years )
Children are individuals who each learn differently based on experiments, social environment, small groups for learning, language, parents and teachers and peers.
They make believe play, use symbols, egocentric view point, limited focus.
Children learn best through prepared learning environments
Strengthen muscles, prepare a child mind body to encourage independence.
Strategies for teaching
Repeated Exposure to Words
Restructuring Reading Materials
Different ways of learning
Children learn best through their senses; choose learning activities that stimulate many senses
Learning activities should be interesting and meaningful; select activities that create enthusiasm and interest
The child’s learning is enhanced through the use of concrete materials; teaching should move from the concrete to the abstract as appropriate
Consider the child’s developmental level, experiences, interests, and abilities
When possible, give the child something to keep or to take home■Activities such as games, role playing, showing items and objects, using puppets and artwork, and telling stories and reading books are appropriate for this age group
How a teacher should be with the student
Be prepared and organized.
Establish a regular routine and schedule.
Be an explorer
Get to know every child as a unique individual.
Become a keen and regular observer
Keep your sense of humor close by.
Teaching Pre-aged Children
Hands on learning encourages children to read and express their emotions
Hands on learning
Kids will learn to recognize and name all 26 uppercase letters and some lowercase letters, lowercase letters are harder to learn at this age. They will recognize their own first name and be able to print it, along with other letters and meaningful words like Mom, Dad, and love. Preschool children will also develop a connection between letters and sounds and know some of the sounds that letters make.
Letters and sounds