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If you are looking for teaching ideas and printable activities to help you teach Pre-K or Preschool, you are in the right place. You will find hundreds of classroom tested lessons and ideas to teach Pre-K: everything you need from math to literacy, fine motor to classroom management. Whether you are a teacher, parent, librarian, or anyone who wishes to teach early learners, you are welcome here!
Preschool kids can play and have fun while learning the skills they need.
Here at PreKinders, we believe hands-on, active, playful learning is important in the early years.
About Karen Cox
I began PreKinders in 2000 to share ideas with fellow Pre-K teachers. It began as a Geocities site and moved to the PreKinders.com domain in 2003.
I have 19 years teaching experience in both private and public school Pre-K programs. My degree is in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and I have spent all of my teaching career in Pre-K, teaching 4-5 year olds. I have taught in the nationally recognized Georgia Pre-K Program for many years.
I was trained in High Scope early in my teaching career and although I no longer teach using High Scope, that philosophy still influences my style in many ways. Many teachers tell me I have similarities to Montessori methods, and although I’ve never received Montessori training, I take it as a compliment. 🙂
Since I have taught 4-5 year olds my entire teaching career, the activities on this site are focused towards that age group. Many teachers of younger preschoolers and Kindergarten children find the activities useful.
Kaplan Early Learning (freelance educational product designer)
Boston Children’s Museum
We Are Teachers
The Portfolio Connection, by Susan Belgrad
Nellie Edge Excellence in Early Literacy Award
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What People Say About PreKinders
“I gain so much from you and your site! PreKinders is one of my favorites and the FIRST place I look for ideas. You are making a huge difference in the lives of many children all over the country through sharing your knowledge and ideas with their teachers.”
— Michelle C.
“I am a first time Kindergarten teacher and I stumbled onto your sight. I cannot thank you enough for doing all the work for me! You’ve saved me loads of time. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw it was free. I’m bookmarking your site. THANK YOU again!” — Lindsey P.
“For several years now your site and you have been a big blessing to me and to the students I work with. I am so thankful that you make it accessible and truly give of your talents to all. As a person on a tight budget and one who desires to give my students the best, you have assisted me many times to do just that. — Linda M.
“This blog has tons of teaching advice for the pre-k crowd. Whether you need general information on pre-k kids, or a quick last minute activity because you’ve had a change of plans, you can find it on this site. You can tell that Karen Cox knows preschoolers.” — Karen Nelson, We Are Teachers