Marcella Menard December 28, 2019 Preschool Printable Activities
So what are printables? It sounds pretty self explanatory, and it is. They are activities, games, coloring sheets and worksheets that can be saved and printed, again and again. Printable activities can be found in many places all over the web today. Printables can be useful in occupying children through coloring activities, math activities, puzzles, activities for learning certain words etc. You can even make your own printables using your creativity, a good black marker and a scanner or photocopier. As parents or teachers printable activities make planning lessons for teaching children easier. The wide variety of topics relating to printables gives parents and teachers many different options and themes for printables.
When you start looking for printable worksheets on the internet, look for the following: age-specific worksheets that are designed to suit your child’s stage of development, rather than providing ’one-size-fits-all’ exercises. Variety in the method of teaching used in each worksheet, so your child learns to understand the concepts and doesn’t get bored. Worksheets that have been developed by a preschool teacher who knows what the school requirements are and what your child needs to learn. A set of worksheets that cover all learning areas is easier for you to work with, and will take up less of your time than searching for individual worksheets. Worksheets that progress from easy to more challenging to stimulate your child and prepare them for the next stage in their preschool education.
Fun activity-how to draw activity. Draw images of alphabets, animals, cartoons, numbers, leaves, etc. is another way to impart understanding within a kid of various living or non living things on the earth. It invokes the imagination within a kid; make use of paper and vibrant colors to start such drawing activities with your kids and make sure you occupy an outdoor location such as gardens, roofs, or terrace etc.
Besides helping the children to develop their imaginations, parents can utilize stories from the coloring pages to teach their kids practical lessons. While the children are enjoying the process of coloring the images, they can be taught values that are important for them to grasp at a young age. Lessons from the real world can also be taught at the same time. When parents take the time to tell their children stories as they color, the child’s imagination is further strengthened and enhanced.
Quality vs Quantity. Some free worksheets are not good quality – the pictures are fuzzy, backgrounds print grey or speckled – and children tend to notice these things. If you are using the worksheets to educate your child, you may want to choose good quality worksheets that encourage your child to produce good quality work. After all, it’s a little difficult to ask your child to color within the lines and work neatly when the worksheet they are filling in hasn’t done the same.
If you are unable to find black and white preschool worksheets that you like, you can still go for the colored ones; however, you may want to consider adjusting your printer settings. Instead of having them print off in colored ink, you may want to adjust your settings to gray scale. This will save you a considerable amount of money and printer ink, especially in the long run. Doing this can also create an additional activity for your child, as you can have them color all the pictures themselves.