SOCIAL STUDIES in PRESCHOOL…
Over the past few weeks Preschoolers have been studying their FAMILY and the world around them. Very young children are focused on their own wants and needs, but as they grow older (4 and 5 years old) they become developmentally ready to begin forming relationships with other people and exploring the world around them! Social Studies for Preschoolers begins with the child and gradually expands their awareness of the world around them and their place in it to include the immediate family, extended family, neighborhood, and community. It helps them move beyond their natural egocentricity and begin to take on the perspective of others, becoming active participants in the larger world beyond the home.”
Through discussions, drawing family portraits and reading a variety of books, Preschoolers have learned that FAMILIES look very different; however they have two things in common…
They ALL LOVE and TAKE CARE of EACH OTHER!
To honor our Preschool FAMILIES, next week preschoolers will prepare an edible treat to share with their family members. Children will be responsible for reading a recipe, following directions, preparing a festive treat and writing a heartfelt note to RELATIVES!
Have a wonderful family feast!