I’ve been provided a premium subscription to facilitate a product review. As always, you can expect my review to personally written and honest.
I’m always on the lookout for great resources to use for preschool activities. It seems like there’s always a need for more, or something fresh. It keeps learning fun and interesting for me as well as the kids! I like to expose my group to lots of different things – it helps them grow!
Also, printable materials are a big time saver. That’s probably the biggest reason I like printables.
I’ve seen the Twinkl site before and used some of the free items, so when I was offered a premium subscription to review, I was excited to see more!
Twinkl features over 60,000 beautiful hand drawn resources and are used in primary schools and educational settings all over the UK (and the world!).
- There’s quite a large assortment of resources on this site! Everything from themes, class management tools, signs and labels, story lists, certificates & awards, a forum, apps, classroom display ideas, PowerPoint presentations, games, flash cards, word activities and a store to purchase preprinted stickers and resources from.
I especially like the PowerPoint presentations! My little learners like to use the computer. They also like to “see” something – often I don’t have a book or item to present on our theme, but we can always look online. They are great for supporting teaching on a topic, they can be used as discussion starters and during whole-class teaching. An absolute must!
Quality images for printing realistic photos. Children need to see real photos, not just line drawings or cartoons. I like to make photo books for themed centers! Print on photo paper and slip pictures into inexpensive photo albums. *Beware- this is addicting!
The themed “word mats” are wonderful too. Great for posting for display or putting in the writing center.
We know parent’s involvement in their child’s education is essential so I like that there is a parent’s section. There’s educational guides, behavior management charts, home routine tools, and other educational materials to support learning at home.
- Some items I would use and others I would not – which is the same with any other resource out there.
- There are some language/spelling and terminology differences for us in the US since Twinkl is in the UK.
It’s excellent that users can suggest a resource! Often we know what we want, if we could just find it! Very helpful!
Check out Twinkl for yourself. You’ll want a premium subscription to get the great use of the materials. Happy printing & planning!