Since I started College, (cough, cough 15 years ago), I have noticed that coloring books, work books and work sheets have gotten a bad rap. They have also been used and abused by many a teacher. But I think it is important that as children are exposed to different types of print that coloring books, work books and work sheets can be helpful.
Now it’s very important to understand that there needs to be a balance when using these types of tools in the classroom. Many times, teachers will lean too heavily on these tools. Which is why I think there has been such an aversion for some states about their use in the early childhood classroom. Banning their total use though is just a disservice. Here are the reasons and ways that emergent writing tools from Mother Goose Time.
Live long and keep teaching!
I am provided Mother Goose Time Curriculum for an honest review.