The Best of Preschool Inspirations in 2013

The Best of 2013 by Preschool Inspirations

It’s time for my best of the best! Preschool Inspirations was born this year, and it has been an amazing beginning! I am so thankful to have you all reading along! Here are my top 10 most popular posts this year:

1. Preschool Supplies for Back to School

Preschool Supplies by Preschool Inspirations

If you are looking for the “must have” items for preschoolers as far as math, art, and science, these would be my top picks! This also has my iconic counting bear picture that you see on the Preschool Inspirations facebook page.

2. Candy Cane Literacy Game

Candy Cane Literacy Game by Preschool Inspirations

This fantastically fun literacy game is both exciting and educational. I am a huge proponent of learn through play, and this is what it looks like in action.

3. Color Mixing with Preschoolers

Color Mixing Preschool Inspirations

We LOVE color mixing at my preschool, and these are three of our favorite hands on learning methods to make new colors.

4. Lacing Beads and Literacy

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This is a Montessori inspired literacy activity that teaches name recognition. I love lacing and literacy, so this is definitely one of my favorite learning activities.

5. Fall Montessori Ideas

Fall Montessori Ideas by Preschool Inspirations-7

My preschool class had a blast doing these activities, Montessori style! It involves one of my favorite materials: seasonal ice cube trays!

6. The Word Windows

Window Wall by Preschool Inspirations

We don’t have a word wall, but I like our method better. The Word Windows are my reinvented way of helping provide a print rich environment.

7. 20 Fun Spider Facts for Preschoolers

20 Fun Spider Facts for Preschoolers

Perhaps you don’t think spiders are fun. It wasn’t until I had my own kids that I started taking more of an interest into bugs and insects. You are bound to learn a handful of new spider facts in this post!

8. Finding Beauty in the Unexpected

Finding Beauty in the Unexpected by Preschool Inspirations

This is my family’s story which shares the joys and struggles of raising a child with special needs. Our daughter was born with eight fingers, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

9. DIY Sea Stars

DIY Sea Stars

With Plaster of Paris, a sea star ice cube tray, and pastini, you can make your own starfish! I love how amazing these turned out, and they have provided hours upon hours of ocean learning enjoyment.

10. Preschool Supplies for Back to School — Sensory and Fine Motor

Sensory for Preschoolers

Another list of preschool must haves! Sensory play and fine motor practice are some of the most important learning domains for toddlers and preschoolers. We practice these skills every day in my own preschool!

Thank you for such a great year! I am so grateful to be able to share our ideas with you and to inspire you and the little ones in your life. I am so looking forward to what is in store for next year!!

May you have an incredibly blessed 2014.

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Comments

  1. Jennifer Fischer says

    Great selections to share. Thanks for joining the KBN Best Of Blog Hop. I particularly loved your candy cane literacy activities.

    • says

      Thank you so much, Jennifer! The candy canes were such a blast! Thank you for putting in so much time and effort to make the Best of Blog Hop!! It’s so wonderful to be part of such an awesome group!

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