Learning Club — Preschool

10 Fun Ways to Learn About Transportation

10 Fun Ways to Learn About Transportation

Cars, trucks, and trains… oh my! Whether you’re: Teaching a transportation unit at preschool, or Looking for ideas to keep your little one engaged at home… Transportation crafts are a perfect way to teach preschoolers about the world, since they are usually associated with fun and excitement. Today we’re sharing 5 creative projects and 5 picture books that will help your preschooler learn through the vehicles we see around us.   Transportation Activities for Preschoolers Dump Truck Sound Sort (and other creative games!) at Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten Practice telling the difference between similar-looking letters and sounds by matching letters to the correctly...

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Here's Why Your Child Should Learn a Second Language

Here's Why Your Child Should Learn a Second Language

Immersion programs have become increasingly popular in the United States, especially in elementary schools. According to Education Dive: “The growing popularity of dual language classes is being largely driven by middle class white families who recognize their monolingual children will be at a disadvantage in the global economy without a second language. If districts limit their programs to serving this narrow group, however, it is a major loss. Schools should be thinking of dual language education as an opportunity for native speakers of other languages, like Spanish.” In other words, immersion programs benefit both native and non-native English speakers, meaning...

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How to Teach Your Child About Money

How to Teach Your Child About Money

Since money is such a big part of our lives, the earlier we can teach kids about it, the better. From preschoolers to college students, every young person needs to understand the basics of finances, starting with the names of cash denominations, all the way to budgeting and fiscal responsibility. Here are some suggestions for teaching kids about money each step of the way: Toddlers and preschoolers Our educational kids placemats include a money placemat that is perfect for teaching preschoolers the names and amounts of coins and bills. Discussing prices at the store helps your child begin to understand...

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Teaching Your Auditory Learner

Teaching Your Auditory Learner

Here at merka, we’ve discussed the theory of various learning styles, one or more of which may apply to your child or student. Thinking in terms of learning styles can help us as parents or teachers to work with our kids in the most helpful way for them. Check out the last post in our series here: Teaching Your Kinesthetic Learner. What is an auditory learner? An auditory learner processes information best by (you guessed it) listening, which includes both hearing information and repeating it themselves. There are many ways to incorporate listening and speaking into a child’s learning process....

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