EARLY CHILDHOOD

Secular Resources         Judaic Resources             Strategies


Secular Lessons & Resources

Scholastic
The Scholastic site contains lesson plans and activities by grade level. From the Teacher page click on Online Activities. Scroll down under Reading and Language Arts see, in particular, Building Language for Literacy and Clifford Interactive Storybooks.

Kinderart
Early Childhood activities submitted by teachers are included, as are colouring pages and seasonal ideas.
 
PBS
The TeacherSource section of the PBS site includes lessons for Early Childhood in the areas of Arts & Literature, Health & Fitness, Math, Science & Technology, Social Studies. The PBS Kids section has a variety of interactive activities, from stories to games to activites related to their t.v. shows.
 
The Idea Box
Crafts, games, songs and activities submitted by teachers and parents
 
Early Childhood
A wide variety of arts and crafts projects, activities and curriculum ideas as well as articles for teachers on early childhood issues.

Enchanted Learning
The Enchanted Learning site includes theme units for kindergarten - grade 3 with crafts, rhymes and activities. See, in particular, the Little Explorer section. It includes an interactive picture dictionary with more than 2000 entries that have pictures, descriptions and often links to further information. The site also has animal printouts and information and quizzes that help young children learn how to use the internet.
 
Tot City
The Tot City site includes a TotZone section under Preschooler Activities with games that children can play online.
 

Judaic Studies Lessons & Resources
Torah Tots
Short, simple versions of Parsha, holidays; includes colouring pages for alef-bet and holidays and a Hebrew calendar
 
Akhlah: The Jewish Children's Learning Network
Holidays, Parsha, information about Israel, heroes and alef bet
 
Nurit Reshef's Site
Information about holidays, Zionism, symbols
 
BJE Chicago
Learning Activities dealing with Judaic subjects are available for all age groups

Zigzag World
Must be able to read Hebrew to play the games
 

 

Strategies & Resources
Reggio Emilia
Digests of publications dealing with the Reggio Emilia approach
 
NAEYC
National Association for the Education of Young Children resources: Early Years are Learning Years - short, focused articles on topics that help parents and professionals make the critical early years the best that they can be.
 
National Center to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology
Includes tours of two ECE classrooms focusing on Special Education needs
 
Early Connections: Technology in ECE
Technology in early childhood education
 
Eduplace
Houghton-Mifflin supplement to their Invitation to Literacy program in print
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
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