Download the encouraging reading PowerPoint template.
Reading is a good skill to develop as early as possible in a child’s life. You really can start as early as you want: reading a bedtime (or any kind of) story to babies, reading the ingredients of food when you’re shopping with your toddler, reading together the recipe for a cake you’re baking with your young one – these are all great ways to promote the idea of reading. Reading is a necessary part of your every day life and you are providing an easy to swallow example of it.
And reading is such a powerful tool. With reading, you can educate yourself, learn new skills, understand opinions other than your own etc.
If you can make the act of reading an ordinary – and, in fact, a necessary – part of your day to day life, your children will see this and adopt these values for themselves (or so goes the theory!). But this PowerPoint presentation is all about the encouragement of reading, and to this end it succeeds. Download it for free!
Here is a PowerPoint Opposites Quiz that your kids will love. It’s ideal for 5 to 7 year olds. On each slide a word is shown, and your kids have to guess (ok, know) its opposite. They’re all fairly easy opposites, like up and down, but they’re good fun, nonetheless. You can also use this PowerPoint as a template for your own opposites quiz, if you want to add your own opposites.
Click on the image above, or the previous link, to open up the template in PowerPoint. From there you can ctrl+s to save it to your computer. Pressing F5 will run the quiz from the beginning. Left click on the mouse to move to the next slide and left click again to make the “opposite” word appear. There are twenty pairs of opposites. Most of the opposites are fairly cut and dried, but there may be some that offer a couple of alternatives. You could use these for further exploration with your children.
This Name The Animal PowerPoint Quiz is a little out of character for us. Most days we strive to bring you stylish (and usually shiny!) PowerPoint backgrounds that you can just plug into your existing presentation ideas. Our designs are very useful from an aesthetic point of view, so if you want to impress, you came to the right place. This template, however, is different. We have education on our minds. We believe it is important for children to be able to differentiate the different sounds made by the animals of the earth.
To this end, our intrepid designers-come-interviewers got on their bikes and went out into the fields to collect sounds. No poor animal was left un-bothered. OK, that’s a sligt exaggeration as we have only 15 different animals covered. We call that artistic license. The end result is this educational PowerPoint template. The format is this: each slide contains the media file of an animal making a noise. Click on the play button for the media file to play the animal’s noise. Click again to trigger the name of the animal to come flying in. Click again to move on to the next slide. We have ducks quacking, dogs barking, and much more. Here is the definitive list of animals used on the slides:
It doesn’t really matter whether answers are given in the plural or the singular. If a child says it’s just one bee making all that buzzing noise, it doesn’t really matter that we wrote down “bees” here.
Click on the image above (or the link) to open up the template in PowerPoint. Save it to your hard drive and you are good to go.