Creating a writing center in the preschool classroom is so important. In fact, we have one in our toddler classroom as well. Have writing materials available encourages young children to explore writing tools, building fine motor skills that are necessary for future writing. Change out what you offer at this center so that they can experience different writing tools and surfaces. You can add other materials, too, such as stamps and stickers.
Creating a Writing Center in the Preschool Classroom
One of my favorite areas in our preschool classroom is our reading and writing center. It’s so cozy with an area rug, couch, bookshelves, and a small writing table. Our toddlers and preschoolers often will remove themselves from the busier areas of the room to spend some peaceful time at the writing table or snuggled on the couch looking at a book. I thought I’d share how we use this area and the materials we love that go with it.
- colored markers
- pens and pencils
- colored pencils
- triangular crayons
- finger crayons
- letter stamps and stamp pads
- dry erase boards
- dauber paints
- colored masking tape
- chalk and chalkboards
- letter lacing cards
- magnetic letters and a magnetic board
- crayon rubbing plates
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How about adding a sign to your writing center? You can download center signs here.