I have been designing and preparing preschool curriculum for kids since 1996. I love to be able to reach early childhood students and get them excited about learning. Because each child’s brain is different, I need to capture them differently. Often when a youngster is having a hard time focusing on academics, he or she will have trouble focusing on the non-academic parts as well. It is hard to get all kids to focus on the same thing at the same time.
There are several ways to prepare for this. I have used various approaches as I want to reach my target audience. Many others use more than one approach. I have found that teachers who use different approaches consistently have the most success. There is no one right or wrong way. However, to make sure you are capturing your students’ attention, check out the available resources.
Here are a few approaches:
1. Use books, songs, and interactive play to captivate early childhood classes.
Many pre-school teachers can captivate early childhood classes simply by using books that have positive messages and are written at a level that can be enjoyed by small children.
2. Encourage children to express themselves through repetitive physical gestures and actions.
Early childhood teachers who embrace this concept are teaching skills that will be used throughout their entire school year. I have met children and parents who homeschool because they believe this approach better prepares their children for Kindergarten.
Parents who want to know more about this motivation are encouraged to spend time with their children and read a short book together. I have read many books that have successful ideas for teaching children motivated by color and structure.
3. Teach children to listen carefully and express themselves freely.
The age of the children is a great factor in developing their ability to learn to be quiet and listen carefully. If the children are younger, they will probably only be able to listen to adults in the same way that adults listen to them.
An ideal situation is to start by teaching ‘wait for me’ skills. By presenting each child with a book or short story and asking them to readjust the first sentence, they learn to ‘see’ the reader’s facial expression and understand what the author is saying. The teacher’s role is to reinforce the child’s ability to hear and to translate what the teacher says in English. This strategy will help them to develop in addition to the skills they have already demonstrated (e.g.: understanding the foreign language conversations).
Children, however, are incredibly busy little beings. Even if they have only one adult in their lives with the skills to teach them, they will be very dependent on that person. Therefore, if the teacher-parent relationship has to be successful, the teacher needs to capture the child’s parent’s attention in a way that will capture the child’s attention. Teach the children, very young, to wait for their teacher. The teacher’s job is to model the ability to wait.
4. Model bridging skills.
Teach children how to use the eye contact you have been teaching them and practice it. Do not be afraid to tell your children how they should use it. I have found that the children will pick up the skills and use them much better than you might have thought.
5. Repeat the eye contact strategies you have been teaching them.
Teachers smile at their students and all teachers or adult will smile at children. Use this fact to cue your students to speak with eye contact.
6. Use humor to help form lessons.
Use humor; it is a great tool for building vocabulary, leadership, communication and fostering fun. Humor is a great way to enhance lessons and is an incredible tool for building relationships.
7. Focus on the interests of early childhood.
Children love to explore their world; their interests provide endless opportunities for students to learn. The names of the scientists and the colors of the rainbow are just a few of the names and colors that capture their attention. When students are allowed to explore their interests, They become hungry to learn.
8. Have a variety of early childhood classes.
Red has always been a favorite; it is visually interesting and hits children’s funny bones. experimentation is a fun activity for young ones. The eye-opening opportunity is in the name – experimentation.
9. immerse them in the preparation process
Prepare for each lesson with care as that will allow you to know exactly what items are going to be covered. This will also allow you to know how to proceed with instruction.
10. Let them apply their knowledge.
Once facts, activities, and exercises are completed, you should make sure that your students know how to effectively use the materials you have provided them.