As everyone here knows I believe that children learn best by being involved in what naturally occurs throughout their day as part of daily life and through their imaginative play. It is also important for them to be involved with directed play also. A great way to incorporate that is through games, especially floor games.
As part of my effort to get my preschoolers ready for K next year we have set aside 2 mornings each week for more focused or structured learning time. This week I introduced them to a few of the styles of games they will be seeing through the year as we enrich our natural learning. These games are simple to make at home and year in and year out the kids love to play them.
A domino style:
A lotto or bingo style: