Teaching words that start with an “I” can be one of the most important things you can do as a preschool teacher. When kids are young they want everything to be perfect and they will often point to something imperfect as the problem.
They may not understand that what they are pointing to is usually their own behavior, or something that was your way before they came into your life. So, here are some tips on how you can help your kindergartners gain confidence in themselves and in their abilities.
One of the most important things you can teach kids about anything is yourself. This also applies to words that start with an “I.” Kids need to learn that everyone has their own ideas about the person they think of themselves as being.
So, when they see you talking about self-esteem it should always start with an “I.” Kids recognize the word “self-esteem” and they associate it with themselves. Use this word consistently when you are talking to your kids so that they see themselves as having high self-esteem.
When kids have difficulty talking about themselves they often mimic the words that start with an “I.” One of the best ways to help your kindergartners develop a sense of who they are is to encourage them to describe themselves when they have a question or issue.
After all, everybody has a dream. So, when they have a problem they ask, “what does my dream look like?”
Also, teaching words that start with an “I” should be done when the child is still a toddler. This will help them understand and have a sense of their place in the world.
After all, you did teach them where they stand and where they are now. Encourage them to identify things that are theirs and to talk about them.
The words that start with an “I” can also help teachers and parents tell what sort of things that toddlers are working on. For instance, when they are building blocks they can give directions or ask questions about things that are going to be right around the corner.
Even toddlers that are not very young can imitate when you are teaching. After all, you teach words that start with me by using the word gets. Toddlers can hear the word gets and imitate what they hear.
If you need to teach words that start with an “I,” it can be quite difficult. However, you do not have to use the word get if you do not want to. Instead, ask your children what they are working on.
When they point to something, repeat the word for them to say it out loud. You can then ask them what they were doing and have them repeat it for you.
There are some things that preschoolers do well with, like naming colors. It is important that you spend some time being consistent and making sure that they are doing things consistently so that the entire class learns from one word.
Make sure that you and your preschooler work on making words for every subject. You might have to go through a lot of practice exercises to make this part of your practice time, but stick with it.
Your children can do all of this just by listening to you. You should not only teach words that start with an “I.” Also, do not get discouraged if they do not do things correctly right away.
This happens to everyone, even toddlers. It is just a matter of patience and encouraging your child’s curiosity.