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Sheppard Software: Fun free online learning games and activities for kids. Preschool Learning Games For Kids. Activities for 3 Year Olds – Free Online Activities for Three Year Olds. Thank you for Signing up. Kiz Phonics - Membership Plans With the following membership plans, you get full access to our online materials.

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Don't see your plan? No Problem. Speech Therapy Worksheets and Forms. Letter Sounds - Free Worksheets and Resources. Primary Resources - FREE for Early Years (EYFS) KS1 & KS2. Classroom corner. Infants. Play to Learn Preschool: Spelling our Names. Recently we posted some of the ways that we help our preschool students practice writing their names.

Play to Learn Preschool: Spelling our Names

Writing is not the only thing we do with names, though! Another important activity is learning to spell our names. We sing lots of songs and rhymes with our names, and these are 10 of our favorite ways to practice them during centers: Name Puzzles Write the child's name on a piece of cardstock. Sentence Strip Matching Program sentence strips with each child's name. In September we used apples and in October we used leaves. Star and basic shapes work well any time of year. In My Name vs. Print a sorting mat and provide a bowl of letter manipulatives. Letter Beads We have a set of Learning Resources beads that the students use to make name necklaces. Pattern Block Letters We love these amazing free printables from Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Magnet Center We use our magnetic white board to practice lots of skills, including spelling our names. Clothespin Dinosaurs Clothespin Folders. 21 Handpicked fun activities for 3 year olds. 20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers. I’ve been sharing a lot of simple science experiments for kids on my facebook page lately, and the response from you guys has been terrific!

20 Science Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Wow! You really love your science, don’t you? Rainbow Dyed Daisies. I love daisies.

Rainbow Dyed Daisies

Their sweet summer faces always delight me as they freckle the fields. I thought it might be fun to use that daisy white as a palette for a rainbow of colors. My littlest and I really enjoyed watching them change color over time. Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients. Make an ocean in a bottle with 3 easy ingredients.

Ocean in a Bottle with 3 Simple Ingredients

It’s a fast, easy and fascinating science experiment for toddlers and preschoolers! I love making homemade toys for the hooligans. Discovery bottles are always a favourite here. Easy Puffy Paint recipe. 3-Ingredient, homemade Puffy Paint an easy art technique for kids using microwave and a few basic kitchen ingredients.

Easy Puffy Paint recipe

If you know me, you know we LOVE homemade paint recipes and easy science activities. How to make your own giant bubbles - bubble recipe. Make the biggest bubbles ever with this homemade giant bubble recipe.

How to make your own giant bubbles - bubble recipe

Homemade giant bubbles have been on our to-do list for a while, but we were waiting for optimum weather conditions: humid and overcast, with very little wind. Well, yesterday was perfect, so I whipped up this Giant Bubble Mix in the morning and we tried it this afternoon. I am thrilled to report that this bubble recipe really does make the biggest bubbles ever! And, if you’re looking for cool backyard science activities to do with the kids, you can put this at the top of your list! Check out the size of these bubbles! I have to admit, I was not altogether convinced that this bubble recipe would work. Melting ice with salt and watercolours - happy hooligans. Melting Ice with Salt and Watercolours – a colourful science experiment for kids.

Melting ice with salt and watercolours - happy hooligans

One of the hooligans favourite science activities is melting a block of ice salt and water. Today we’re doing this experiment as a Valentine’s activity so we’ve used a heart-shaped ice block. We’ve done plenty of melting ice experiments before, but this was the first time we’ve included liquid watercolours in the experiment. Salt, glue and watercolour art - happy hooligans - name recognition. A name recognition activity with salt, glue and watercolour art!

salt, glue and watercolour art - happy hooligans - name recognition

This was our first time doing salt, glue and watercolour art, and the hooligans and I had so much fun with the process! I used the technique as a tool to help work on letter and name recognition, but it can be used purely as an art project or simple science activity as well. Playing with Coloured Water - Free, Easy, Educational Fun for Kids.

Is there a child who doesn’t love playing with coloured water?

Playing with Coloured Water - Free, Easy, Educational Fun for Kids

This backyard water activity is a super way for kids to learn about colour-mixing, to strengthen fine and gross motor skills, and it’s a terrific way for children to keep cool on a hot, summer day! This water activity is one of our favourites from our collection of simple science activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Ah, good-old water play! What child isn’t happy when they’re playing with water? The hooligans love it when I set up a water bin in the backyard. Show - Teach Your Monster To Read. Preschool games. Online games for toddlers: Geometric Shapes! What is the best way to teach mixed age groups? Teaching a group of mixed age students can be challenging. But there are many ways that you can work with this situation and have a fun and successful time for all of the students involved. Here are some ideas to get you started. Communicate clearly with parents Let parents know what the goals for the class are and what assistance you will need from them.

With mixed age classes, students may be working with different materials, such as textbooks or worksheets. If that’s the case, you as the teacher won’t have as much time to spend helping students as you normally would, so you’ll need the parents to help out. Allow the older students to lead If the lessons are created around activities that appeal more towards the younger learners, there is a good chance the older learners will start to tune out, even if they are helping out a lot.

ESL Kids phonics,Sounds Word Building, Reading through Phonics. Main/ Courses / Worksheets / Teaching Tips/ Songs/ Phonics / Flashcards/ Shop / Contact/Partners Phonics Materials for All Games In this section you will find a generous collection of the best phonics resources. There are flashcards, Video slides, Worksheets and more for teachers. KizPhonics.com offers the best Phonics Printables and more. Kiz Phonics is an excellent progressive program for teaching kids to read using a systematic phonics approach.The Kiz Phonics program is carefully arranged by levels from Preschool Ages 3-4, Kindergarten Ages 4 -6, 1st Grade Ages 6-7 & 2nd Grade Ages 7-8.

ESL Kids -Teaching English To Children. HOME: house and furniture Roof, chimney, wall, window, door. Bedroom, bathroom, living-room, kitchen. You can each them words like: bed, chair, table, curtains, basin, towel…etc. First teach them basic words and then expand the vocabulary by making associations with another word class. Kindergarten Education Games Songs Stories. PBS KIDS! Ict games. Machine. Www.theschoolhub.ie/flash/sound_matching.swf. KS1 Bitesize Literacy - Deep Sea Phonics.

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Phonics games. Phonics games will help your child to practise sounding out words, which will help them to read. Initially, children will learn basic letter sounds, such as "c-a-t" for "cat". Later they will move on to sounds such as "th", "sh" and "ch", then "oo", "oa" and so on. Once they recognise a few basic letter sounds, they will be able to work out what a written word says for themselves, a skill which they will be very proud to show off! Follow the links below to the free phonics games. Your child will have lots of fun while developing their phonic knowledge and skills. Click for free printable phonics resources to support the DfES Letters and Sounds scheme. Another skill which phonics games can help with is being able to recognise the sounds that a spoken word is made up of, which will help them when it comes to writing and spelling.

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3-4 Year Olds.