S. J. Little’s Preschool Blog 

The following posts are written by S. J. Little, a preschool teacher. They are written for parents, preschool teachers, caregivers and anyone else who has a toddler or preschooler in their life

If you have a topic in mind that you’d like to see me write about, feel free to submit your idea here.

Also, I have compiled links to a few of my favourite preschool resources here.

4 Sides: An Easy Preschool Gym Game

The following game gets children moving with very little prep required. As an easy preschool gym game, it can be...
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Ready for Kindergarten: 5 key ways to prepare your child academically

A wealth of information exists about child development and what a preschool child needs to know in order to be...
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Zoo Animal Skin Matching Game

  Preschoolers love animals and so do I. Preschoolers also love guessing and learning. That's why I've created this Zoo...
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Toy Rotation

Are your kids bored of their toys? Are they disengaged and uninterested? Try rotating their toys. Toy rotation is highly...
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The “What’s Missing?” Game

This simple game is fantastic for engaging your preschoolers. It makes your children think hard as they try to solve...
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Another 7 Simple Christian Songs for Preschoolers

Last July, I posted "7 Simple Christian Songs for Preschoolers". So many people enjoyed those songs that I decided to...
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5 Types of Storytime Seating for Preschoolers

Circle time. That point when the entire class gathers around the teacher for songs, stories, and activities. This can be...
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What Snack Options Should I Pack for My Preschooler?

5 tips from a preschool teacher Do you have a preschooler? Do you pack snacks for them? Then you’re in...
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It’s Cold Outside Today – Preschool Song

  This is one of my favourite winter preschool songs. My preschoolers enjoy its full-body actions and snowy day application....
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My Favourite Preschool Christmas Song

"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" has been my favourite preschool Christmas song to teach my class for several years....
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Why I Give Preschoolers Stickers

Why do I sometimes give preschoolers stickers for craft time? Am I being lazy? No. When used intentionally, stickers provide...
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11 Quick and Wholesome Snacks for Preschool

I get it. You're busy, and you're on a budget, but you still want to pack a wholesome snack for...
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9 Ways to Volunteer for Your Child’s Preschool

There are endless ways to help out your child’s preschool Another school year is upon us. My, how time flies!...
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7 Fantastic Animal Guessing Books for Preschoolers

The following are some of my favourite animal picture books that get children interacting at storytime. These guessing books for...
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7 Simple Christian Songs for Preschoolers

  Recently, I've had a couple of people ask me about simple Christian songs to sing with preschoolers. Songs that...
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Never-Ending Outdoor Painting that’s almost Free

Ever struggled to wash paint off a child's hands, or sent chalk-covered children home? Ever had someone complain because your children...
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Run, Run, Run

When running in circles is a very good thing for children... Ah, spring is in the air. That lovely time...
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Teaching the ABCs at Circle Time

9 unique techniques to keep your class engaged in learning the alphabet   With spring comes wiggly children. Keeping the...
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Beyond the Paintbrush

  13 Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Engage Children with Paint and Paper Perhaps you have some washable paint laying...
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If You Want to be a…

What follows is one of my favourite preschool animal songs. I sing it often with my class. I will share...
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