• Tearri Rivers

Learning Games Made For Easy Assessments in Preschool

September has been a busy month for us. We have made a few new friends, as well as made the adjustments necessary to accommodate virtual learning for schoolaged children.

I mentioned in the video here that our preschool curriculum Experience Early Learning added some new Teacher Resource Tools this preschool year to enhance our daily learning, encourage parent engagement, and to improve the environment ( I love our word wall).

Today, I wanted to share about our Learning Games that are not only fun to play, but helps the teacher to assess what knowledge the child may have in regards to the skills that are incorporated in the learning game. It’s all hands on fun, and easy -peasy to stay on top of.

Experience Early Learning provides the materials for all the learning games, as well as a calendar of the Learning Games. My favorite component to the Learning Games are the posters. Each Learning Game comes with a poster that I hang in the hallway so parents can use their phones to take a picture of the QR Code that is on it. This is an awesome resource for the parents. The QR Code leads them to information about what specific skills were being reviewed or taught, and also how they can extend the activity further at home.

I decided to hole punch the posters and keep them in a binder. I ❤️ binders! They are very useful. I can have all of the Learning Game Posters in one place and also feel like an organized preschool teacher. On the back of the posters there is a template that allows you to take note of the child’s skills that were observed while playing the learning game. I usually do this at the end of the day when I replace the next day’s learning game poster.

Our first learning game was Name Pockets the children thoroughly enjoyed playing this game. We did keep the Name Pockets in a basket accessible for the children to play with independently during the week,

Below are a few examples of other learning games we played throughout the month of September.

Another cool thing about this method of assessing skills being reviewed or introduced is that if a child missed participating in the daily learning game for whatever reason.l can still offer the child at a later time a chance to play the learning game, Experience Early Learning is a research based preschool curriculum and it shows in everything that they provide in making preschoolers feel confident, and happy. As a teacher or parent you feel confident too knowing that your covering the core concepts all while having hands on fun with your student or child.

We‘re wrapping up September’s theme All About Me, and I am looking forward to putting the children’s portfolios together (yes, binder format 😀) Again, with the help of Experience Early Learning putting the childrens portfolios together will be a creative pleasure, instead of a daunting task.

As an Experience Early Learning Blogger, I receive the Experience Early Learning Preschool curriculum in exchange for honest and authentic experiences. As always, my opinions  are 100% my own.  #preschool #familychildcare #EELblogger

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