Should Preschoolers be doing Worksheets?

Should Preschoolers be doing Worksheets?

Episode Summary

Putting the words preschooler and worksheet in the same sentence can sometimes bring up some big feelings from educators.

It seems that there are many views on the worksheets or no worksheets stance in preschool. Some educators think they are helpful, some use worksheets sparingly and some use no worksheets at all.

In this episode join host Ashley Rives as she discusses both sides of this issue AND gives you a suggestion on how to find a middle ground when it comes to worksheets.


Topics Discussed:

  • Possible disadvantages of preschoolers doing worksheets
  • Possible benefits of having preschoolers do worksheets
  • Introducing recording sheets as an option


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More About the Lovely Preschool Teachers Podcast: 


Are you a busy preschool teacher who loves gaining new ideas, perspectives and inspiration for your classroom? The Lovely Preschool Teachers Podcast is here to help you up your confidence in educating early learners in a quick, actionable way!

As an early educator who is still in the classroom, Ashley Rives will share the ins and outs of how she runs her classroom in a play-based, child-centered way. Each week, expect a new episode focused on actionable strategies to level up your abilities and confidence as a preschool teacher.

Ashley Rives is an early educator with over 17 years of experience and a strong passion to help teachers implement child-centered learning in preschool classrooms all over the world. You can follow her on Instagram @lovelycommotion or learn more at the Lovely Commotion Preschool Resources website: