Promoting life skills in the preschool classroom

by    DEBORAH J. STEWART, M.ED originally posted on 

by DEBORAH J. STEWART, M.ED originally posted on 

In the preschool classroom, teachers are always planning and evaluating their student’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills but today we are going to take a look at what many refer to as “life skills…”

The development of life skills often happen naturally as preschoolers spend each day doing daily tasks such as putting jackets away, pouring cups of juice, or washing hands and getting ready for snack…

Life skills are an essential part of early childhood education and many kinds of life skills can be naturally promoted by  integrating these skills into children’s play (like pouring). The key for teachers is to be able to connect the dots between child’s play and the value of that play when it comes to building and promoting daily life skills…

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