Celebrating the ABC’s of Teaching Preschool and You!

This post is to celebrate the 20,000 members who have joined Teach Preschool on Facebook and the wonderful bloggers who share their amazing ideas and insights each day.  As a special thank you to each of you who care for and educate our youngest learners, the bloggers and I have put together  “The ABC’s of Teaching Preschoolers”. Be sure to visit my fellow bloggers and check out the fun and insightful tips they have prepared especially for you.

There are three parts to this celebration…

Part one: The ABC’s of Teaching Preschool

The ABC’s of Teaching Preschool is being brought to you by the amazing bloggers whose ideas I regularly share on my Facebook page. In trying to pull all of this together, I put out a request to the bloggers asking them to write an article on teaching preschoolers.  I asked the bloggers to celebrate you – and they came through for me with a bang!! I can’t tell you how thankful I am for their support.

Each blogger chose one letter of the alphabet to focus on and has written something just for this celebration. A few of the letters are even used more than once because I had such a great response to my call for writers.

Take the time to visit each of these blogs and you will discover the ABC’s of Teaching Preschoolers and some wonderful bloggers too.

See the Linky below this post too as a link to each letter will be shared as the blog articles go live!

The ABC’s of Teaching Preschool

 A is for Alphabet   is for Brain Development is for Creativity  
 C is for Color  D is for Dance  is for Experiment
  is for Fun with Food   F is for Freeplay is for Glue 
 is for Helping Hands  is for Imaginative Play  J is for Joy
 is for Kids get Crafty
 is for Library  L is for Literacy 
 is for  Memory   is for Music  N is for Night Light
 O is for Outdoors   O is for Outdoor Kitchen  P is for Play
 Q is for Quiet Play  R is for Relaxation  S is for Sensory
 T is for Transition Tips  U is for Up, up, up!  U is for Understanding
 U is for Umbrella
 V is for Vehicles  W is for Word Families
 X is for the X-Factor  Y is for Yabbies!  Z is for Zoom!

And a late but great entry: F is for Fish!

 A Special Note to Preschool Bloggers:  If you are a preschool blogger and a friend of Teach Preschool on Facebook and you did not get a request from me to join us – please accept my apology. I put out one announcement which I am sure didn’t get to everyone so don’t feel left out and know that you are invited to join me too! Make sure you add your link below!

Part 2: Teach Preschool Super Stars

I am awarding this button to those of you who have a blog that I have shared a link on Facebook or my blog to. Feel free to place this button on your blog because I think you are a Teach Preschool Super Star!

Part 3: Celebration Give-Aways
I have three give-aways to share with you all this week. The first one begins September 1st so be sure to check back and see the goodies I have to share!


Linky Note:  When adding your linky be sure to title it with a title such as P is for Preschool.  Use the letter you have selected first! Thanks!

Note to email subscribers: You won’t be able to see all the additional links share on the blog by email so you will want to stop on by the blog today because they are terrific!

By |2011-08-31T10:00:54+00:00August 31st, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Please note that some of the bloggers are still preparing their posts! I will update my blog as they get theirs ready but be sure to view the linkys!!

  2. kristin @preschool daze August 31, 2011 at 10:39 am - Reply

    hooray, hooray for you!

    glad to keep learning from this amazing group of people.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Kristin – You have always been one of my favorite bloggers and such an inspiration from the very start!!

  3. Annette W August 31, 2011 at 10:45 am - Reply

    I included a link up for encouraging reading (aloud) to toddlers who don’t like it. It’s from a parent’s point of view, but thought it could also apply to any educator!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      I will be sure to take a look – Thank you Annette!

  4. andiejaye August 31, 2011 at 10:54 am - Reply

    wow! soooo awesome! congrats on hitting that mark! gonna pop back in and explore later tonight at “mommy time”. have a great day!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm - Reply

      How sweet of you to give up some mommy time for us:)

  5. Debbie Clement August 31, 2011 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Deborah!!! Congrats on everything that you’ve done to corral and coordinate so much for so many — on behalf of our treasured resource, our children. To have 20,000 hearts tuned in to the same message is truly thrilling. Here’s to more assignments as you hit amazing new milestones in the future!!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you Debbie – isn’t the early childhood world so fun?

  6. Kristina August 31, 2011 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Congrats Deborah!! What an amazing accomplishment to be helping and supporting so many educators and parents. I appreciate the time you donate to your blog and other preschool projects. 🙂 I’m excited to link up an idea when I have a second to sit down later today!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      I would love that Kristina – I hope all is well with you!

  7. Ameera August 31, 2011 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Congrats Deborah!! Many of us have benefited from what you share. I’m glad to be part of the ABC list!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      I am so happy you participated Ameera – you are always so generous!

  8. Teacher Tom August 31, 2011 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Congratulations and thank you Deborah! What an amazing milestone!

    I know I’m speaking for many of us when I say we wouldn’t be doing this without your support and encouragement.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      And just think of all the wonderful ideas and support folks would be missing out on! Thank you for joining me today Tom!

  9. shar August 31, 2011 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Deborah! Your website and the links have been an amazing resource for me as it has so many other parents and teachers. I love your passion. Thank you.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you Shar – I always enjoy the comments you leave me!

  10. Terri August 31, 2011 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Congrats on reaching this milestone! It’s so well deserved! I’ve found so many fun things to do with my girls from the links you’ve shared. Plus a very sincere thanks for the times you’ve shared posts from my blog!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      You are very welcome Terri – thank you for your kind comment:)

  11. Vanessa @Pre-K Pages August 31, 2011 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Deborah! I am honored to be a part of the linky party and I’m so glad I discovered your Facebook page “way back when”. I could never say anything as eloquently as Teacher Tom so I’m just going to say “what he said” 🙂 Somebody really should come up with a “most generous” or “kindest” blogger award because you would definitely take first place!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Thank you Vanessa – Hmmm, maybe I will make a button! LOL!

  12. Sherry and Donna August 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Congratulations again Deborah and thanks for inviting us to be a part of this great milestone celebration. You have not only been a great influence to the two of us, but undoubtably you have inspired Teachers, Parents, Carers and Tertiary Students of ECE all over the world, and for that we ALL say 20,000 THANK YOU’s!
    Donna 🙂 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you Sherry and Donna for your continued support and writing that fun Zooming post! Such a good sport to take the letter Z!

  13. Leeanne A August 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Congratulations and thank you so very much for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful gathering of impressive educators!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      You know I wouldn’t have a celebration without you Leeanne!

  14. Laura (The SEEDS Network) August 31, 2011 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Thanks for including all of US in your celebration, Deborah! That’s is definitely one (of the many) things that makes you so special! Glad to be a part of it!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm - Reply

      Thrilled to have you join us Laura!

  15. Christie-Childhood 101 August 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Deborah! I am in awe of how you do it all and so, so thankful that you do 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. August 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for joining us Christie!

  16. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree August 31, 2011 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for including me in your post/celebration! I am honored to be a part of this!!! Congrats and you truly are an Amazing woman! You are truly doing what you love and it is so admirable! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 1:42 am - Reply

      Melissa – you are a doll for joining in the celebration! Thank you back!

  17. Kristina August 31, 2011 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    We just added our N is for Numbers post- Number Hockey. Glad we can celebrate with you in our own little way.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 1:42 am - Reply

      I am too!

  18. Kristina September 1, 2011 at 12:05 am - Reply

    Sorry for messing up your linky 🙂 I tried posting mine and it didn’t show up at the bottom as #41, so I reposted it… looks like it got added as # 23 and #24. Don’t want to take over your linky. Any way you can delete one of them?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 1:41 am - Reply

      It is not a problem at all Kristina – I will go take care of that now! Thank you for joining us!!

  19. andiejaye September 1, 2011 at 2:29 am - Reply

    some amazing resources here! i’m in the presence of greatness with this linky party. mrs. deborah plus all these others? this post is gonna be a bookmark for me until i can do most of these activities!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      I am glad to hear that Andie – It is a bookmark for me too!

  20. heather September 1, 2011 at 4:28 am - Reply

    congratulations, deborah! what a great milestone… and so deserved 🙂 thanks for spreading such wonderful ideas to so many people… you’re an inspiration!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm - Reply

      Thank you Heather – I really appreciate your support and comments:)

  21. Greg September 1, 2011 at 8:43 am - Reply

    I was Xcited to part of such a worthwhile celebration, marking a fabulous milestone for one who helps, inspires & connects to so many of us.
    A BIG THANK YOU!!!! 😀

    ps: when I clicked on the ‘F’ link it took me to ‘U’

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Oh – I better go back and fix that!! Thank you so much!

  22. Scott September 1, 2011 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Deborah, when I launched into the blogosphere I never thought I would connect with someone so inspirational and giving as you. Thank you for letting me/us be a part of your celebration. I’m glad we all can connect together.

    (And I still say I want my blog to be like yours when it grows up.)

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Haha Scott – your blog often reminds me of the things I care about and write about so I say you are already all grown up!! I have enjoyed connecting with you over the past 2 years (Has it been that long already)?

  23. Mama Roses September 1, 2011 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Congratulations Deborah! So happy to be a part of a celebration for one who is pre-school personified.

    THANK YOU for being around for us!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you back – I am enjoying the journey!

  24. Lauralee September 1, 2011 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Congrats! I saw the big number on Facebook. So happy for you!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Thank you Lauralee!

  25. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree September 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    When I click on Fish it goes to my blog. JUst thought I’d let you know!

  26. Darcey September 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Deborah, Thank you for another great post and congratulations on the 20000 Facebook fans! There are so many great ideas on this post. I had to also include this one on my weekly favorites here: http://play2grow.blogspot.com/2011/09/weekly-favorites-for-september-4-2011.html Maybe I’ll be able to include a post of my own on your next linky.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. September 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      I would love it if you would Darcey!

  27. Deb @ Living Montessori Now September 8, 2011 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Congratulations on your amazing milestone, Deborah! And thanks so much for all the wonderful contributions you make to preschool education! 🙂

  28. annakp October 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    many congrats for sharing your experiance..

    warm greetings from Greece:-)

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