“I’ve got an interactive whiteboard in my room but I don’t know how to use it.”
“What readilearn resources can I use with my kindergarten children?’
“Schools have said they want our children to come to school able to listen and follow instructions. What resources can we use?”
These are some of the statements and questions that teachers of children in their kindergarten year, the year before they start formal schooling, have put to me.
The main focus of my preparation of readilearn teaching resources is on the first three years of school. I hadn’t considered their application with children aged four to five. However, teachers have assured me that some of the readilearn interactive whiteboard lessons are very suitable for children in kindergarten as one part of a rich play-based learning-focused environment.
Using readilearn lessons on the interactive whiteboard in kindergarten
- provides variety,
- introduces children to the use of technology and some of the skills involved such as drag and drop, and click to select items,
- provides opportunities for children to take turns, work cooperatively, listen actively to the teacher and other children,
- encourages vocabulary development – the lessons are intended to be teacher-led and involve discussion with the children.
readilearn lessons support kindergarten teachers with
- lessons ready to teach – login in the morning, keep one tab open – stay logged in for the day,
- opportunities for children to make the connection between print and spoken language,
- providing children who are ready to read opportunities of doing so.
readilearn interactive resources and lessons suitable for use in kindergarten:
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