Why Use Practice Centers?

Learning through active exploration and play is an essential part of the Frog Street Pre-K curriculum. Each week, options for Practice Centers provide ways to integrate the week’s learning goals into practice time. Practice Centers give children an opportunity to explore their interests, learn cooperatively, make their own choices, and develop independence.

Practice Centers provide opportunities for children to consider choices, make decisions, and solve problems. Choices allow individuals to match personal goals with instructional goals. Children develop decision-making ability.
Children develop and enrich their oral language and vocabulary as they communicate with each other to share ideas, collaborate, and negotiate.
Practice Centers support the social nature of a young child’s world. Children interact with one another, learn from each other, and discuss their experiences.
Practice Centers provide opportunities for children to consider choices, make decisions, and solve problems. Choices allow individuals to match personal goals with instructional goals. Children develop decision-making ability.
Children develop and enrich their oral language and vocabulary as they communicate with each other to share ideas, collaborate, and negotiate.
Practice Centers support the social nature of a young child’s world. Children interact with one another, learn from each other, and discuss their experiences.

Practice Centers in Frog Street Pre-K

Writer's Corner

Writer's Corner

Children respond to informational text and literature with print and writing materials.
ABC Center

ABC Center

Children practice naming and forming uppercase and lowercase letters using manipulatives.
Construction

Construction

Children play creatively and develop spatial awareness and sense of balance.
Creativity Station

Creativity Station

Children explore their creativity as well as develop fine motor control.
Fine Motor

Fine Motor

Children manipulate items that help develop their small muscles and eye-hand coordination.
Gross Motor

Gross Motor

Children participate in large-muscle movements and games that use their arms and legs.
Language and Literacy

Language and Literacy

Children participate in language skills as they interact with peers while retelling stories and enjoying books.
Math

Math

Children explore number and operations, patterns, geometry, and measurement through hands-on experiences.
Pretend and Learn

Pretend and Learn

Children develop imagination and creativity as they act out different roles in pretend play.
Science

Science

Children investigate science concepts as they explore, ask questions, investigate, and design solutions.
Sensory

Sensory

Children explore tactile items as they develop eye-hand coordination and explore changes in states of matter.
Library and Listening

Library and Listening

Children have opportunities to enjoy hearing a book read aloud as they follow along.
Technology

Technology

ABCmouse® for Schools digital activities provide practice with math and literacy skills.