Blogs are everywhere these days. They provide everything from recipes and advice to ways to connect and make friends with similar interests. Having a wealth of resources, creative support and imaginative talent at your fingertips is a must when teaching preschoolers, and blogs are an excellent way to get your fix.
Whether you’re looking for refreshing ways to decorate your classroom, ingenious techniques to advance developmental skills, or simple tips and tricks to get your class to quiet down, preschool teacher blogs have all the answers.
The tricky part is identifying which websites are worth your time. So to make your search a bit easier, we handpicked 15 of the most helpful and enjoyable preschool teacher blogs.
15 first-class blogs for preschool teachers
Kristi Delp is the coordinator and parent educator for Parents as Teachers (PAT) and the manager of this blog. Equipped with a master’s degree in early childhood special education and 20 years of experience, she shares valuable advice and insight on everything from fun family recipes and parenting tips to games and activities that develop motor skills.
You don’t have to be sitting at a desk in a classroom for a moment to be teachable, according to Amanda Boyarshinov and Kim Vij, the dynamic dui behind this blog. Both longtime teachers, they shares resources on topics spanning from science and gardening to writing and global awareness. Plus all of their content is divided into helpful categories, making it quick and easy to find what you need.
After having her first child, Jamie Reimer, a former marketing manager, decided she wanted to start doing more “hands-on” activities with her son. This desire transformed into a blog in which she now inspires others with her ideas. The site features sections on developing both gross and fine motor skills, parenting tips, art activities and even a forum to share your own activities with others. Looking for something specific? Use the search bar to filter by category, age or topic.
This blog is run by Melissa Taylor, early education expert, teacher and freelance writer. She’s a self-proclaimed “children’s book geek” and a Pinterest extraordinaire, as she’s garnered more than 1.5 million followers on the social network. Imagination Soup covers a wider variety of topics than most, including a technology section that hosts articles about educational apps, video games that develop thinking skills and more.
Are you a parent and educator who’s always wanted to launch your own blog? This is the place for you! Once you become a member of KBN, you’ll learn about blogging, share your tips and tricks with other interested bloggers and gain support from other parents, teachers and educators looking to collaborate about kids, activities and developmental methods. Who knows, you may just find your new blog featured on our list someday!
Kid’s Creative Chaos was created by Lora Langston, director at The Play Connection Inc., and is manned by a team of stay-at-home mom bloggers. The website posts photos of real-life projects—both successes and failures—rather than professionally perfected pictures. Edible art, homeschool projects and activities for kids of all ages make up the “creative chaos” on this blog. Check out the kids’ jokes section if you’re looking for a laugh!
Montessori education is a philosophy that focuses on the idea of teaching a child independence, respect and freedom within limits, among other things. The blog’s owner, Aubrey Hargis, is a Montessori teacher who was raised in a Montessori school herself. She’s passionate about making Montessori teaching methods practical and accessible to everyone. The blog includes ways to organize your home, fun developmental activities and plenty of Montessori tutorials.
This blog is all about teaching and playing with early learners. You’ll find content about teaching kids with developmental delays, preparing children for kindergarten, educational crafts and activities and some best practices in the preschool classroom. You’ll also have access to plenty of ideas and resources for teaching your own children at home.
9. Pre-K Pages
If there’s one thing every preschool teacher needs, it’s printables. Whether you’re looking for coloring sheets, activity pages, math worksheets, you name it—this blog has it! Pre-K Pages is kept afloat by Vanessa Levin, ECE teacher, speaker and author who provides her followers with printable resources that highlight hands-on learning. You’ll also find classroom management ideas, teaching tips, math and literacy activities and much more.
10. PreK Partner
Blog owner Janice Galarza taught and managed private schools for nine years and is now teaching pre-kindergarten at a public school. She describes her blog in one word: partnership. Topics like emergent writing, bilingual teaching, early childhood literacy and others populate PreK Partner, and Galarza invites you to join her in her quest to develop children into lifelong learners!
The Preschool Toolbox is a helpful resource for teachers, parents and ECE professionals alike. Followers can purchase preschool and kindergarten lesson plans for a small fee, or browse the “preschool resources” section to find materials and learning tools perfect for whatever theme you’re teaching.
The name “Rockabye Butterfly” comes from the blog creator’s six-year-old daughter whom she refers to as “Butterfly.” The blog always features a letter of the week, recommendations on educational toys and curriculums, craft ideas and many inexpensive printable worksheets.
13. Teach Preschool
This blog is owned by Deborah Stewart, ECE teacher, author and owner of The Children’s School. She strongly believes that educators should learn and grow along with their students. Her teaching style incorporates a variety of methods including art projects, songs, outdoor activities, science experiments, storytelling and more—all of which can be found on this site!
Sheryl Cooper wanted to be a teacher her entire life. She has 15 years of experience in a small, private educational program and is now teaching preschool. Her blog covers activities for both toddlers and preschoolers as well as a section especially for teachers. Cooper values Montessori’s practical life skills and often blends Reggio-influenced methods into program.
Every preschool teacher gets excited at the mention of free printables, and that’s exactly what this blog offers. Assets are available for infants to preschoolers and focus on a wide array of categories such as art, math, puzzles and seasonal. Viviana, the blog creator, has a background in teaching, graphic design, architecture, art and of course, motherhood.
Take advantage of your resources
There is an incredible network of teachers and parents out there eager to share their advice and ideas when it comes to early childhood development. This collection of preschool teacher blogs will help equip you to create the best learning environment for the children you teach.
Bookmark this list and challenge yourself to keep tabs on these blogs weekly. You can also follow them on the social media links provided above and while you’re at it, check out these 33 education twitter accounts you should Be following.