Category Archives: preschool learning activities

Spring fine motor skills bilingual activities

Spring fine motor skills can include various ways to practice cutting, pasting, and even coloring. While the typical exercises might involve cutting and pasting, there are other ways to encourage your students.

Using a spring theme can encourage your bilingual students to follow instructions, have fun painting, and practice writing. 

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Counting bilingual activities using a rainbow theme

Counting bilingual activities can consist of many different ways to learn numbers. For example, you might use simple counters like noodles, toys, socks, or manipulatives.

However, counting occurs during the daily lives of young children. From the moment they start the day until they go to bed, they encounter counting.

Developing different ways to keep them engaged while learning to count can be challenging. So, encourage to use those manipulatives or interactive activities to learn counting with themes. 

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Learning to tell time for bilingual learners

Learning to tell time is a valuable skill for any young learner, especially for bilingual learners. Of course, knowing the time is essential to get to places on time like school.

Also, learning how to tell time encourages young learners about differences in the day and night. As young children become more aware of time, seasons, and progression of a day, they are more apt to relate time with changes.

That is why learning about the seasons and time are great lessons to begin talking about the changes in a young child’s life. 

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Groundhog day bilingual shadow activities

Groundhog day is an excellent opportunity to introduce science concepts. Of course, there’s fun in predicting whether the groundhog will see his shadow or not.

Consider that this science lesson contains so much information: shadows, light/dark, spring/winter, and habitats. That is, learning about groundhog can give you so many opportunities to teach besides math concepts.

In this instance, shadows are a way to investigate measurements and how shadows form. 

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Practicing fine motor skills for bilingual learners

Practicing fine motor skills is an essential part of education. Regardless of language skills, your students need to practice fine motor skills to succeed in other areas.

Many of those learning tasks require that students master how to hold writing tools, scissors, and be self-sufficient. Creating bilingual activities for ELL or dual-language learners is also crucial for self-advocacy.

While practicing fine motor skills, bilingual learners will also be able to use manipulatives during math lessons.

How can you create fine motor skills activities for your bilingual learners? 

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