You know the old saying "Practice makes perfect." Here it is Early Learner Notebooking style!
Little bits of information repeated often; one of the easiest and surest ways for little ones to learn something. I mean, after all, don't we teach them to talk by starting with short words, pertinent to their daily activities that we, and they, can use often?? And then repeat them.....often?? Why not carry that on into the beginning of their academic studies!! Brilliant!
So.....I don't know who thought of it first, but as I was surfing the net one day, I bumped into the 'Daily Notebook' idea which uses this principle to reinforce for children various necessaries like writing their name and recoginizing numbers, as well as teaching life long learning habits like observation and evaluation.
A couple of the daily notebook ideas I came across can be found at Confessions of a Homeschooler and Homeschool Creations.
Now, I have to say, although these are very well done, I don't think they work for preschoolers in the Early Learner category so I went to work and made up some of my own. I have two versions of the same page to share with you today that I will be using with my 3yo this year. This is just the basic page we'll start each day with, and then we'll add other pages and activities to incorporate the skills and acedemics I think fit into her level at this point.
I know these are very basic, really plain even. I'm working on some more that will have a few graphics as well as other pages that will fit the daily notebook theme, but incorporate the other things a preschooler needs to learn and practice.
Let me know how you use these pages for your Little Lamb and check back to see what else I come up with!