Dawn Thys

What do 3 year olds do in preschool? Well, it looks like we are “just playing” but in reality we are focusing on the abilities and skills a 3 year old should develop.  During our morning routine, we have free play and teacher-guided play.  A few of the skills we work on are gross/fine motor, problem-solving, listening, pre-reading, memory, early mathematical concepts, and independence.

One of the most important takeaways for preschoolers is their skills and abilities around growing their independence.  I like to have them take care of themselves, their belongings, and the items in the classroom.  We teach that by having a daily routine they will follow throughout the year, and believe me they will let you know when the routine is not the same!  One of my favorite things about being a preschool teacher is witnessing the growth and development of each child in our classroom.