A typical playschool day includes the following activities though not necessarily in that order. Activities are planned around themes. A monthly calendar is prepared by the teacher(s) to keep you informed of the day’s events and to request any special items the children may need to bring.
Greet the children as they arrive and check attendance
Show and tell
Variety of songs or rhymes.
Talk about the days themes, special eventss combined with a short lesson.
Free play time:
Free to play at any of the various centers around the room.
Craft table – crafts related to the day’s theme
Rotating activity tables – featuring math, science, writing or listening activities.
Water table and bead/sand table – activities may be planned to coincide with theme.
Paint centre, play-dough table.
Games, books and puzzles.
Playhouse, doll house, blocks, building toys, vehicles and animal toys etc.
Snack time will be offered during free play time.
Children are encouraged to help put toys and the day’s activities away.
Story book is read.
Music or quiet group game may be played.
Indoor activities to include games, music and movement, parachute games.
Outdoor activities include walks in the neighborhood
To ease flow between activities, teachers often sing songs, play group games or do finger plays. This tends to help children move from one activity into the next.