The Editorial Team. (n.d.). Teaching strategies for preschool educators. Resilient Educator.
The article focuses on the main teaching strategies used in preschool education. The first strategy is the promotion of early literacy. The major activities that help develop literacy skills are reading aloud different stories, writing letters and students’ names, and perusing picture books. The second strategy is the introduction of numbers and mathematics. The role of a teacher is to teach the basic concepts of math through games and other activities (The Editorial Team, n.d., para. 3). Science can be taught through observation; for example, teachers can ask students to classify objects according to their visual properties. Educators can also encourage children to test their hypotheses with the help of different experiments. Creativity and art can be taught through such creative processes as singing, drawing, or dancing. The authors offer to add creative activities to the entire curriculum of the week. Finally, teachers should communicate with parents and introduce them to the strategies they use in preschool activities to improve the education process.
Having read the article, I discovered that working with preschoolers is not as easy as it may seem. Children perceive new information better when they play, so the role of a teacher is to make lessons interesting and manifold, including different kinds of activities. I like the strategy that offers to combine art and creativity with other classes. In such a way, math or writing lessons will be brighter and more interesting for preschoolers. In addition, I would like to add such activities as starting a garden and establishing rules. The first activity will help children learn science and nature while the second activity will prepare them for school. Although preschoolers tend to forget the rules quickly, it is important to remind them about the necessity to stay calm and disciplined during the lessons.