Communication Activities for Preschoolers

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Learning to communicate is one of a preschooler's main tasks. The activities in this lesson will keep preschool students engaged and interested while helping them develop communication skills.

Communication and the Preschool Years

As a preschool teacher, you are probably thinking about many different aspects of your students' development, including motor skills, independence, emergent cognitive skills, and social and emotional development. All of these different areas rely on your students' ability to communicate, which covers everything from letting others know your needs to expressing feelings or playing with someone else. One of the best ways to help students communicate effectively is to make sure communication is built into all of the activities you do. This lesson offers a series of activities that will help your preschool students grow in communication skills.

Communication Activities

Draw with a Friend

Almost all preschool students enjoy drawing, and they are often able to do amazing things with very simple materials. Put your students in partnerships and give each pair a piece of paper and crayons to work with. Explain that their job is to create a drawing together. They will have to talk to each other as they work so that they can enjoy the activity and also so that the picture comes out in a way they will feel happy about. When your students are done, display their partner work for parents to see.

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