Early Childhood Education Teacher Blogs
- The First Grade Parade
- The Imagination Tree
- Teach Pre-School
- Miss Kindergarten
As an early childhood education teacher, you're always looking for inspiration for your classroom. Blogs are a great way to be inspired, find new ideas for your own classroom and connect with other teachers. These blogs were chosen for their sense of community and interaction as well as the innovative ideas they share.
The First Grade Parade
This blog is written by Cara Carroll, who spent 15 years teaching in classrooms for grades K-2. Her enthusiasm and love of teaching comes through in all her posts. She covers topics like organization as well as providing teachers with games to make learning fun. There are math guides that teachers can download as well as guided reading games. The curriculum topics are grouped by topic as well as grade.
The Imagination Tree
A primary school teacher named Anna, who lives in the United Kingdom, writes this blog. She taught school for 10 years before staying at home with her four children where she took the lessons from school and applied them at home. She has activities that center around topics like literacy, creativity and physical fitness. The resource pages feature inspiring outdoor play spaces, sand and gravel construction site play and creating a math investigation area.
This blog is updated regularly with topics that will be of interest to early childhood education teachers who are starting out or need new inspiration and ideas. The topics are filtered depending on whether they are about literacy, art, STEM, sensory play or ideas for the classroom itself. Teachers who are trying to teach STEM topics early to children will find much information on science, technology, engineering and math. The blog covers organization of the classroom through do-it-yourself projects like adding a new bookshelf or bulletin board.
Hadar is a teacher who has spent time teaching kindergarten as well as first, second and third grade. She has found that her heart is in with the little ones in kindergarten. Her blog covers everything you could imagine for the early education teacher to be inspired. There are back to school topics, classroom setup, crafts and posts on kindergarten common core standards. There are plenty of freebies for download on the site as well as tons of information in every post.
Karen Cox has been writing this blog since 2000. She's been teaching Pre-K for over 16 years and wanted to create a place where teachers can find free resources. She shares lesson plans and free printables for teachers to use in their own classrooms. There are teaching tips for classroom organization and ideas like Scientist of the Day. Teachers often pay out of their own pocket for supplies, and this blog has tips for how to make inexpensive classroom aids.
Early childhood education teachers who want to be effective in the classroom will often interact with other teachers to be inspired and get ideas for their own classroom. Many of these blogs can lead to interactions with others in the field who understand the joys of teaching.