Projects for Preschoolers
by Suzan W. Allen & Karen H. Talbot
Projects for Preschoolers is a child’s activity book filled with fun and educational projects for preschool aged children. Although these projects are designed primarily for children four years of age, many of them could be successfully done by a younger or older child. Each activity is an interesting project that teaches a concept on a preschool level. Some can be done by a child with minimal adult supervision, others require a limited amount of adult preparation. All of them are quick, easy, and entertaining. These projects are actually the visual aids for lessons outlined in a companion volume, Preparing Preschoolers. The two books certainly compliment one another, but they can be used separately as well as together. Even if a formal lesson is not taught, a child will both enjoy and benefit from doing the projects in this workbook.
Types of Projects: The projects are both guided and educational, not just busy work. A child will not only have fun, but will be learning at the same time or be developing a particular skill. There are worksheets on reading readiness, visual discrimination, numbers, colors, shapes, music, and finishing an unfinished picture–just to name a few. A child will make puppets, hats, paper dolls, charts, games, flashcards, animals, and holiday creations designed especially for the preschooler’s age and capabilities.
Ways to Use this Book: Projects for Preschoolers is designed to be used as a teaching aid by those preparing for or in the process of teaching preschool children: parents, grandparents, teachers, aides, babysitters, church leaders, and others.
Projects for Preschoolers is ideal for a mother of preschoolers to use in her home. Many mothers in the same neighborhood have found it advantageous to form their own non-profit preschool or babysitting “pools.” Each child could have his own workbook and use it throughout the year as these situations arise. Many school districts are offering preschool cooperative programs where the mother helps with the teaching. This book contains a vast resource of information and ideas that could be drawn upon for this purpose. These projects are ideal for use in preschools, day-care centers, nursery schools, and church nursery programs. Of course, any child would love a fun project to do on a rainy day or to share with a friend any time.