Cross Curriculum Resources
ABCya provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6. Our activities are designed by parents and educators, who understand that children learn better if they are having fun. Games are categorized by grade and subject, and cover topics such as multiplication, parts of speech, typing, pattern recognition, and more. We even have games that are just plain fun (and safe) to play! With so much variety, there is sure to be something for kids at all learning levels and styles.
Literacy Center Education Network is a website that offers a collection of very simple online and print literacy activities. The target audience: kids learning English as a second language or dual-language learners, though the content is relevant for any kid learning to read. Online activities (called Play and Learn) cover letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, shapes, colors, words, writing, and keyboard. The printable section (Print and Practice) has printable worksheets that follow the same categories. Both the online and printable activities are available in English, Spanish, French, and German.
CLI Engage CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family is free access to lessons desigend for family engagement activites. Lessons are in Spanish and English.
The place for children of all ages to play games and discover new jokes, surveys, answers to science questions, and fun crafts and recipes from Highlights.
Play Dough Power Book
In April, Dr. Jean's Play dough power book is a free download. It includes many easy recipes to make playdough. In addition, there are recipes formagic mixtures such as: goop, flubber, ornament dough, street chalk, giant bubbles, The activites teach counting, shape, number identification, numerical fluency, measurement, creativity, letter knowledge, reading comprehension, phonics, sight word identification, color naming and color mixing, while building small motor skills.
Parents have to join Khan Academy Kids to have access to all of its free online resources for young children.
At HighScope, we view families as our valued partners and we strive to collaborate with them to promote optimal learning and development for their children outside of the classroom. During this uncertain time, we want to support educators and families, not overwhelm them. This is why we’ve curated our best “at-home” activities, strategies, and resources to give you a practical way to keep children engaged in active learning at home.
These links are from the Bush Center Institute Spotlight
Distance Learning from the Smithsonian Museum: Games, activities, and resources for parents and students via the Smithsonian Museum.
National Geographic for Kids: Explore reptiles, mammals, and amphibians!
National Geographic Learn from Home: Activities and lessons for students from K-12th grade that provide engagement in different topics on science, geography, and social studies.
PBS Kids: PBS KIDS’ new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn.
Education.com: Need help thinking of arts and craft activities? Education.com offers some ideas along with step-by-step instructions on how to create the materials needed.
Tune into the Weather Channel: Once an hour, at 50 minutes past - The Weather Channel is taking a break from forecasting and is instead providing lessons targeted to school-aged kids ranging from explaining thunderstorms, blizzards, and more!
Scholastic Learn at Home (grades pre-K to 9): Interactive reading, activities, and projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing!
ABC Mouse (ages 2 to 8): Offers curriculum and more than 850 lessons. As your child completes each lesson, he or she is guided to the next one and is motivated to continue learning by ABCmouse.com’s Tickets and Rewards System. The first month is free!
Education.com (grades K to 5): Offering free access to independent study packets that are printable booklets containing a week’s worth of learning materials across all subjects.
Public Collections from Stephanie Frosch. Inspiring and supporting educators and families through intentional, early childhood resource curation. Find additional Region 10 ESC resources in the links below.
Get your little ones moving with 20 play starters—simple ideas for play with a purpose. They can be done at any time and in any order.
Eastern Connecticut University Early Childhood video series on best practice in early childhood classrooms and with family engagement.
The e-clips series provides early childhood professionals with tips and ideas they can implement in their own classrooms. Each e-clip features an expert describing how providers can use the latest research to enhance children’s learning. Interviews with classroom teachers and footage from preschool classrooms illustrate how educators can put theory into practice and capture authentic early childhood classroom experiences.
REFLECTIONS FROM THE FIELD
In this series of brief videos, teachers and providers reflect on their practices and experiences working with young children. Topics range from supporting dual language learners to incorporating math into gross motor play to using mealtimes as learning opportunities.
Each video in this series documents children's in-depth learning experiences as they explored a topic for several months at Eastern's Child and Family Development Resource Center. Videos include interviews with preschool and toddler teachers about how children engaged in literacy, math, science, art, and other activities while investigating topics such as trees, balls, pathways, rocks, containers, and babies.
FAMILY READING TIME/LA HORA DE LECTURA EN FAMILIA
This video series was developed to provide multilingual families with tips for reading with young children. For children from multilingual households, spending time reading every day in both English and their first language can support their language and literacy development, as well as help maintain first language proficiency.
SUPPORTING CHILDREN'S PHYSICAL AND OUTDOOR PLAY
A series of videos and accompanying printed tip sheets for infant, toddler, and preschool teachers/caregivers with strategies to support children's physical and outdoor play. Videos focus on how adults can incorporate motor activities to support children's social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development.
INFANT AND TODDLER VIDEOS
This collection of videos all feature footage or and strategies for working with infants and/or toddlers. Although the videos are from a variety of different series, each is intended to support teachers, providers and home visitors who serve families with children under age three. Videos range in length from 1:00 minute to 12:00 minutes.
These are brief videos that focus on one, specific strategy utilized by an early childhood teacher or provider to meet an objective. Some illustrate a specific teaching behavior or interaction with children; others may show how a teacher or provider planned a transition or an environmental modification to meet children’s needs or elicit new or different behaviors or learning. The videos are designed to give viewers ideas for implementing a new strategy.
SUPPORTING ORAL LANGUAGE IN THE PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM
In this this four-part series experts discuss oral language development and strategies for creating a language-rich environment in their preschool classroom, including building language skills through interactive read-alouds and oral story telling. In addition, experts present strategies for providing support to dual language learners. Videos range from 7 to 11 minutes.
These brief interviews with early childhood experts cover topics such as creating classroom getaway spaces, using literature to help children with their emotions, creating classroom rules with children, the importance of building positive relationships, and teaching children conflict resolution skills. Videos range from 1 to 3 minutes.
EARLY CHILDHOOD INSIGHTS
These podcasts feature longer, more in-depth interviews with early childhood experts on topics such as teaching children conflict resolution skills, using technology with preschoolers, using video to enhance observation and assessment, and cultural differences in children's play. Podcasts range from 9 to 18 minutes long and feature George Forman, Douglas Clements, Carlota Schechter, and Patricia Ramsey.