Choosing Early Childhood Themes

by admin on August 1, 2008

Choosing early childhood themes is an important part of being a teacher. Themes are what tie your lessons together and make them come to life for your students. There are any number of different ones out there for you to choose from, so it’s best to consider what your students need.

You’ll hear teachers say time and time again that their students have different needs every single year. One group might be into one subject or topic, while another group is into something completely different. Since you’ll find themes that are varied, it makes sense to fine-tune them to meet the needs of your specific early childhood classroom in any given year.

Of course, you’ll be greatly guided by the curriculum. There are certain things you must teach each year. Many teachers make the mistake of choosing a cute theme they know their students will like, without giving any thought to making sure it matches up with the objectives of what you’re supposed to be teaching.

If you want to make sure your little ones test well and keep up with the guidelines set out for their age group it is essential that you look at the objectives your lessons or units across subjects first, and choose a theme after that. Actually, this will help to make your job a lot easier because you can narrow down a better theme this way.

Some early childhood theme ideas include:

• Fall
• Dinosaurs
• Pets
• Forest
• Homes
• Opposites
• Many more!

As you can see, there are many different themes for you to choose from. When you use a theme across all subjects, you’ll be able to tie your lessons in together and your students will be captivated. After you’ve made sure they fit into lesson objectives, choosing early childhood themes will be a breeze.

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