Being a kindergarten teacher the most challenging job is to engage the kids during their time in the kindergarten. Preschool activities play a significant role in developing the mind and skills of the kids. The toddlers generally have an empty mind and it becomes easy to stuff in things. So the activities should be such which help them to grow and develop in the best possible way. So, Remini have listed below 5 preschool activities which can help you keep the kids busy and they are also a fun way of learning:
Physical outdoor activities
It is most important to build and enhance the motor skills of the kids. Engaging your kids in physical outdoor activities like jumping, skipping, racing with peers, cycling, swimming, climbing, playing mini-golf etc. will make them physically fit and help them to play and increase their fitness.
Activities to develop hand and finger skills
The above mentioned physical activities developed the movement of the kids but it is also important to develop the curriculum in such a way that the activities enhance the hand and finger skills of the kids. Activities like drawing, painting, copying shapes etc. This helps the kids to increase confidence and also increase concentration.
Activities for language development
As already said above, toddlers have an empty mind and it is the duty of the teacher to stuff in correct things which would benefit them in the future. One such thing is language development. Teachers can engage them in activities which help them to develop their language. Teachers can engage them in activities like quizz or storytelling or describing the colours, making up sentences and other activities which develop their communication and listening skills. Language development is very important because it helps the kid in socializing with others and it becomes a base for them for higher schools.
Activities for cognitive development
The list of preschool activities for the development of the kids is incomplete without mentioning about activities for cognitive development. Children are very inquisitive in nature and it is the duty of the teachers to answer all their questions instead of suppressing them. The preschool activities which aims at developing and broadening the minds of the toddlers are very important. Activities like memory games, logical solving, sorting colours or alphabets, classifying them into various heads, recognition of shapes and colours are some of the activities which aim at cognitive development.
Activities for emotional and social development
Every preschool, teacher and parents focus on developing the academic or the motor skills of the kids but no one talks about developing emotional and social skills. Developing these skills are equally important because we are humans and not robots. This is an era where EQ I.e. emotional quotient is more important than IQ I.e., Intellectual quotient. We develop the academic skills of the kids but forget to develop social skills. To ensure that these skills are developed, a teacher must engage the students more in team activities. They must give students activities like group projects or quiz in groups which lets them socialize with their peers so that they can inculcate teamwork and other similar skills in them.