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How to Create Lesson Plans for Preschoolers?

Lesson planning(preschool activity) is one of the key responsibilities of a preschool teacher. It enables them to chart out the activities for the coming weeks, but also assists them in setting future goals for students. A well written lesson plan helps develop the skills of students holistically and they will help them in different developmental areas including language development, numerical skills, cognitive development, and psychological development.

Each preschool lesson is based on a specific developmental area and each of them is divided into several milestones. Students should be assessed according to each milestone and their progress should be evaluated accordingly. When students submit their assignments, teachers are able to understand needs, strengths, and weaknesses. They can then create a progression plan for them accordingly.

A preschool teacher needs to know that not all students will be the same. They may have to teach kids with a developmental disorder and they should plan preschool activities and lessons by keeping this in mind. 

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Tips for writing effective lesson plans for preschoolers 


  1. Define the Purpose

Every lesson in your curriculum should have a specific purpose and should work to develop a child’s skills. Before adding an activity to the lesson plan, you should think if it serves any long term purpose. Which development are you targeting? Make it the focus of lesson planning and your curriculum should do well. 


  1. Keep Preschool Activity Simple

It is important to keep a kid’s mind active. The best way to do so is to indulge them in simple activities. Kids start learning complex activities by participating in simple activities. 

They take out the lessons from the simple activities and apply them to the complex ones. Overcomplicating tasks could lead to confusion amongst the kids and might not produce the same result you desired.


  1. Have a play-based approach

Your preschool lessons shouldn’t be too theoretically heavy. You should equip your classroom with a range of different preschool activity, from building blocks, playing musical instruments, drawing, and more. Give your students at least 30 minutes of playtime to ensure the best learning experience. 

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  1. Keep students interests in mind

The best way to ensure that your students don’t start yawning in class is to create preschool lessons based on their interests. Choose themes that your students will be interested in and start planning the lessons accordingly. You cannot create the lessons in isolation and forget about the students. Otherwise, the participation in the classroom will be poor. Preschool students are usually interested in a play based approach and that is why you should know that they will easily participate in playful activities. 


  1. Include writing in preschool activity

You should not forget to include writing in your preschool activity. If you are not able to make it interesting, then you will lose the preschooler’s attention. Try to create multiple activities that require the preschoolers to write. How you can do this depends on the subject that you are teaching. Writing activities will be different for English and Mathematics.

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