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Cross Curriculum Resources

Cross Curriculum Resources


 

ABCYA

ABCya is normally a website that you have to pay an enrollment fee. During this Covid 19 crisis, they are offering the site usage for free.

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.

PreK Games

 


 

Unite for Literacy

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.

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CLI Engage CIRCLE Activity Collection

CLI Engage CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family is free access to lessons desigend for family engagement activites. Lessons are in Spanish and English.

Highlights Kids

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.

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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.

Parents need to know that Khan Academy Kids is a huge database of activities that address learning themes. Content includes activities in math, ELA, executive function, socio-emotional learning, and creative expression, and the content stretches up to first grade. Parents must provide an email address and confirm the address through their email account to begin using the app. Once in, parents can create multiple user accounts with name, avatar, and age. Kids can follow a learning path, which automatically presents varied activities based on age and past performance, or browse the database for videos, games, books, songs, and more. Parents must allow access to their device's microphone for some activities to work fully. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.


How to keep children engaged in active learning at home.

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

Educational Fun!

  • San Diego Zoo: Watch live video footage of animals including pandas, penguins, polar bears, giraffes, and more! Don't forget to take a tour of the zoo as well.

  • 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!

 

Curriculum Resources

  • 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.


     

Stephanie Frosch

Stephanie Frosch (@R10EarlyChildhood) - Wakelet

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.

Play Starters

Learn at Home Play Starters | PreK-Kindergarten

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.

 


easternEastern Connecticut University

Eastern Connecticut University Early Childhood video series on best practice in early childhood classrooms and with family engagement.

E-CLIPS

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.

 

INVESTIGATING...

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.

VIDEOS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH

 

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.

VIDEOS ON INFANTS, TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS

 

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.

SEE VIDEOS AND RESOURCES FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS

 

TEACHING STRATEGIES

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.

SEE VIDEO SERIES

 

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.

SEE VIDEO SERIES

 

EXPERT INTERVIEWS

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.

SEE EXPERT INTERVIEWS

 

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.

LISTEN TO INTERVIEWS