Download the free Power Packs™ app and be sure to use the built in social share feature!
The free educational app is a “power pack” of ideas for adults to promote children’s vocabulary, curiosity, independence, and wonder. This edition, specifically aims to BLEND, BRIDGE, and BOOST children’s self-regulation skills. Self-regulation is defined as the conscious control of thoughts, behaviors, and emotions…the ability to stop, think, and then act.
The app helps to create meaningful interactions between children, teachers, and other loving and supportive caregivers. Using the app will elevate personalized learning experiences and the intentionality of Pre-K instruction.
Video: Overview of Power Packs™
Suggestions for using the app:
- Strengthen the home-school connection by texting family members cards from the Power Packs™ app.
- Spend quality time with children who sometimes get less of your attention by use the Power Packs™ app’s cards as conversation starters.
- During morning meeting, along with the children, select one or more of the cards as the focus of conversation and learning for the day.
- Print off a handful of the cards from the Power Packs™ Starter Packs (see below), and then post them around the room, to remind all adults, how they can teach self-regulation during daily activities.
Power Packs™ Printable Starter Packs
The starter pack contains 25 ideas, and can be used with or without the app.
Additional Free Power Packs™ Resources!
Power Packs™ (aka intentional instructional sequences) are designed to BLEND effective teaching and children’s innate curiosity to learn, to BRIDGE philosophies and practices from across disciplines, and to BOOST lesson plans to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Power Packs™ allow for customized teaching sequences to be delivered consistently by all team members with little or no training during ongoing activities, daily routines, and of course during play.
Free Power Pack templates for teaching common outcomes [pdf]
Free Power Printable Power Packs™
- Bad Day Go Away [pdf]
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom [pdf]
- Daylight [pdf]
- Good Night Oregon [pdf]
- Little Owl [pdf]
- Soul Friends [pdf]
- The Chubby Grasshopper and His Two Friends [pdf]
- The Day Kyle Met Nuf [pdf]
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar [pdf]
- The Elephant Who Tried To Tiptoe [pdf]