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Center Signs that Work Harder centers play-based

When it comes to play-based learning, sometimes it's hard to see what children are actually learning.

Think about it, in a center where children are sitting and doing worksheets or workbooks, we can see the learning outcome.

More importantly, parents can easily see what their child...

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Pizza Shop Dramatic Play centers dramatic play

Kids love pizza! I created this Pretend Pizza Shop in our Dramatic Play Center for my little pizza eaters! My littles love to pretend to be Chef’s in the Pizza Shop. I love that they are working together, negotiating roles and role-playing. Another bonus to this Pizza Shop set is the...

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Construction Zone Dramatic Play Center centers
I love to create new experiences for my preschoolers. Creating a Construction Zone in our Dramatic Play center was another one of these experiences! This construction theme expands on a love that many children have - building!

Things that I included in this Construction Zone Drama Center:

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How to get your Writing Center Rockin' centers

Writing in the Early Childhood classroom is important.


Even though preschool writing may not look like traditional writing, it is an important part of the literacy process.

But, have you ever struggled with getting your preschoolers to go to the writing center?

Yep, me too. When given...

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Preschool Spaceship Dramatic Play   centers
This Preschool Spaceship Dramatic Play Center idea is far out… way far out! Encourage your students to blast off into space to learn and imagine what a world beyond ours holds!

To create this Spaceship drama center, several different pieces were put into play.  First, the...

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Baby Care Center Dramatic Play centers
In my classroom this year, I have lots of students who love to play with baby dolls. I wanted to enhance that love by creating a pretend play area where students could be little caregivers!

I already knew that I had students that would love this area, but I was surprised at some of the...

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Preschool Beach Dramatic Play centers
Here in Missouri, we (sadly) aren't even remotely close to a beach.  Most of my preschoolers have never even seen a beach!  So, creating a pretend play beach and ice cream shop was super fun for my midwest kiddos!

To create this Beach drama center, several different pieces were...

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Preschool Rainforest Dramatic Play centers
 I love the way that a dramatic play center can take preschoolers to another place.  In this Rainforest Tours Pretend Play Props, children took a jeep tour to look for rainforest animals and also pretended to be animals!  The creativity and team work witnessed in this center were...
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