Daily Transitions in Preschool

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Too many “stops and starts” are confusing and somewhat frustrating for children. Their whole day begins to feel like a series of transition activities rather than the natural flow of interest learning center activities.

Transition activities are those quick ideas you do during those "in-between" times, and we usually have several of these each day.

Preschoolers need routine. There is a sense of security that comes from their days being somewhat predictable and, therefore, not so confusing.  The order of the activities during the day is how they tell time.  They “tell time” by knowing what comes next.

However, there are transitions that happen. Your transition activities can be routine as well!  And this is done by taking note of the transitions that happen and how (and IF) they are planned for in your classroom schedule.

In this training 2-hour training training we'll talk cover:

  1. Planning for transitions
  2. Taking a closer look at YOUR classroom schedule
  3. Preschool skills supported through transition times
  4. Transition activities you can do for every transition occasion!

The training is broken into 4 Modules and includes video and a self-assessment and Certificate of Attendance at the end! Let's get started! ~~Cheryl

Introduction to Daily Transitions In Preschool

What to do:

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

 

Module 1: Planning for Transitions

Transitions happen every day...why and how to plan for them.

What to do:

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

Module 2: Taking a Closer Look at YOUR Clssroom Schedule

In this Module we will take are going to take a closer look at YOUR preschool schedule. Let's go through the details of how to schedule for transitions. 

What to do:

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

 

Module 3: Preschool Skills Supported Through Transitions

The although you may not have a learning objective when planning transitions, there certainly are MANY developmental skills being supported regardless of the activity!
Let's take a closer look at the specific skills supported through transition times and transition activities.   

What to do:

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

 

Module 4: Transition Activities for All Occasions!

Here we will go through some actual transition activities you can do with your preschoolers right away! 

What to do:

1Watch the Introduction video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
2Watch the Module 1 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
3Read Article: Planning Transition Times by Cheryl Hatch
4Read Article: Tips For Transitions by Scholastic
5Watch the Module 2 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
6Read Article: Planning Your Preschool Schedule by Cheryl Hatch
7Read Article: Terrific Transitions for the Preschool Classroom by Penny E. Warner, Ph. D.
8Read Article: 6 Dos and Don'ts of Circle Time by Cheryl Hatch
9Watch the Module 3 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)
10Watch the Module 4 video below (will be automatically checked when complete)

 

Resource List and Links for You!

Articles for Further Reading

Ten Tips for Dealing with Troublesome Transitions by Deborah Stewart of TeachPreschool

200+ Transition Ideas There are some gems in this article over at Perpetual Preschool!

 

(I LOVE Amazon, and some of the links below will take you to the Amazon website.  You may be able to obtain many of the recommended resources at your local library.  If you do choose to purchase yours through Amazon, they do send me a few cents--which supports my coffee habit! 😉 )

Some of My Favorite Tools and Materials for Transitions!

Schedule Cards Here is the link to the schedule cards that are available for purchase in my store, in case you want to use visual cues but don't have any created yet.

Giant Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6 is just one of the many Transition books available at Amazon. (But, the Giant Encyclopedia series is my favorite...and this Transition one in particular...oh my goodness!  There are over 600 ideas in that one!)

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