Can I just say that my preschooler is super cute when it comes to saying “firefighter”?! She is so careful to enunciate each section, but can’t pronounce the letter “f” yet, so it sounds something like “pie pite”. I love it! I’m beyond thrilled that we have moved from less than 10 words 1 1/2 years ago, to a budding conversationalist who doesn’t stop making noise from 6am-9pm. She was crazy in love with this firefighter play dough set and it gave her lots of opportunities to say “firefighter”!
To Prep: Print, laminate and cut out the figures. It’s really that simple!
I love creating and using activities that don’t require a lot of supplies or preparation time. I mean, really, who has time to spend an hour creating an activity that is going to be used only for a few minutes at a time?
I don’t have that kind of time.
Preschool should be easy.
This week with the #TeachECE team, we are learning about “My Community” or “My Neighborhood”. It’s an awesome theme for preschoolers who are starting to realize that there is life outside of their home.
Shiloh loves to see the firetrucks go by and even got the chance to meet a real firefighter who happened to be on break at Target a couple weeks ago. The big red trucks are memorable for her, so she was thrilled to find one in her new play dough set today.
We have a paper mâché house that is destined for another project, that just happened to be perfect for playing with the firefighter play dough set.
We stuck small balls of play dough to the back of the flames and stuck them to the house. This would be an excellent opportunity to talk to kids about what they should do in case of a fire.
Play can break down barriers and help kids not to be afraid when talking about serious topics. A sensitive child might feel anxious when talking about fire, having her help as a firefighter might help to ease those worries.
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