Explore BrainMass

How 3-4 year olds learn

I need help with an outline on how 3 - 4 year olds learn. I need about 300 words, with some examples of fun learning games or techniques to play with the assigned age group.

Solution Preview

I've given you two paragraphs (368 words) of examples and ways to play with preschool-aged children. I'm an elementary school teacher now, but I taught preschool and daycare for six years, and my advice would be to start with a theme that children are enthusiastic about, and then connect their learning to that. If you have a group of little boys who loves racecars, but needs to learn how to count, then have their little cars race down a board, and have the kids count who came in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. Or perhaps you have the children help you measure ingredients, and you count 1, 2, 3 teaspoons of sugar. Highly structured activities are not necessary; often the kids learn the most and have the best time when they are allowed some choice in what they do. This doesn't mean they can do anything they want. ...

Solution Summary

Examples of activities that help preschoolers grasp important age-appropriate concepts while remaining engaged and entertained.