This guided lesson on patterns teaches preschoolers how to recognize common patterns such as AB and ABC. It will also challenge kids to duplicate and extend simple patterns using concrete objects. This lesson gives kids an introduction to patterns, an important building block for problem solving and algebraic thinking. When done with the lesson, browse the accompanying pattern worksheets to extend learning.
The story "My Shadow" provides the backdrop for this guided lesson on the letters I, M and J. Learning to read letter by letter allows children to focus not only on letter recognition, but on the sounds that the letters make in context. This technique provides the building blocks for reading fluency to come in kindergarten and first grade. Kids can continue their phonics practice with the accompanying worksheets.
Shape recognition helps your preschooler learn proper communication and observational skills. Teaching preschool geometry by way of shapes early on in a child's academic career aids them later on as they learn to read and take in the world around them. Tracing worksheets also help students refine their fine motor skills. Online games are interactive and help keep the student engaged. Advanced students may prefer our kindergarten geometry resources.