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30 Rhyming Activities for Kindergarten

We know how essential it is for rhyming activities to be fun and engaging for our students, and we know you want that too! So, we have compiled this list of 30 Rhyming Activities for your students. Each one will engage your students and be no prep for you! We have included games, videos, books,…  learn more

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5 Activities You Shouldn't Skip the First Week of Kindergarten

The beginning of kindergarten is so busy! We pack in so much in 15-minute increments that I know it can be hard to make lesson planning easy. Here is my cheat sheet of 5 activities I'd totally make sure get into my first week of kindergarten lesson plans.  learn more

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50+ Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for Teaching Kindergarten

Kindergarten teachers are magical people. It takes a special person to be able to manage the littlest students without breaking a sweat! Teaching kindergarten is also a special opportunity to introduce children to school and instill in them a love of learning. In honor of you who teach this grade, we’ve scoured our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group…  learn more

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All Kids Network

Resources for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children. We've got thousands of fun kids activities like kids crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.  learn more

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BrainPOP Jr - Bullying

Helping kids understand their world.  learn more

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Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC4Kids)

CBC4Kids is the site for children's programming by the Canadian Broadcast Network.  learn more

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Characteristics of Great Kindergarten Classrooms

Here are the things that make up the sights, sounds, and feelings of thriving kindergartens.  learn more

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Early Childhood Education

The early childhood phase of human development usually ranges from birth to eight years. Because these are very important developmental years, the education administered to children is designed to contribute to their overall development. During this phase of childhood development, most children learn through fun activities or play. According to current research, the first eight…  learn more

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Early Childhood Education Solutions

We believe that all children deserve a nurturing, engaging, and high-quality learning environment designed to support their unique needs throughout the critical, formative years. At Teaching Strategies, we help early childhood educators build this environment and provide the foundation for success for every child by connecting teachers, children, and families to inspired teaching and learning…  learn more

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Early Education Information for Teachers, Parents & Caregivers

Early Childhood Education covers everything from infant development to preschool and kindergarten lesson plans. Articles are written by and for parents, and early childhood care workers. Read up on infant development, milestones, and how you can help an infant learn, develop and grow throughout their first year. As your child or student grows, you will…  learn more

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Education World: Early Childhood

This community has been created to celebrate and support the creativity and dedication of all those who participate in the education of young children. Teachers, parents and administrators are encouraged to explore these resources and share your ideas for working with young children.  learn more

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Elementary Nest Lesson Plans

Here is a collection of free resources that you can sign up to check out my RL units closer. If you have any colleagues that you think will be interested in these resources as well, please send them the link to this website. Each of these free resources come with one lesson plan out of…  learn more

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Gryphon Books: Early Childhood Educators

Combining theory and best practices, Gryphon House’s award-winning authors have developed practical advice and effective teaching strategies for early childhood development. Our educator resources focus on a wide range of topics from strategies on teaching math to toddlers to creative lessons plans for preschool teachers to address the most challenging problems teachers face. Browse our…  learn more

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Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners

The thoughtful use of technology by parents and early educators can engage children in key skills such as play, self-expression, and computational thinking which will support later success across all academic disciplines and help maintain young children’s natural curiosity.  learn more

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Helping Teaching: Online Self-Paced Math Lessons

Our collection of math lessons is designed to cover fundamental concepts and skills in the areas of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics, and trigonometry.    learn more

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How to Engage Preschoolers

Sometimes engaging toddlers and preschoolers might seem as complicated as herding cats. Not only do they have tons of energy, but they’re also very opinionated. How do you engage a child whose favorite word is “no” and favorite question is “why?” Believe it or not, it can be done. The key is to use their…  learn more

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How to Rock Your Kindergarten Classroom Management Plan

Think through a solid plan for classroom management for kindergarten. Here's what makes a good classroom management plan, how to plan rewards and consequences and I'll share my own classroom management plan with you.   Leslie Simpson  learn more

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How to Set Up a Year-Long Math Games and Activities Center

Set up a math games and activities center in your classroom that is easy to maintain all year long. I think that math games are the perfect fit in a kindergarten classroom. They can help your students practice math skills and learn without you physically being there. Students can work independently which frees the teacher up to…  learn more

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JumpStart: PreSchool Lesson Plans

Make classes fun for preschoolers! Instill in your preschooler a love of learning with our free lesson plans. This is the time when 2 – 5 year olds learn new things rapidly and are introduced to a diverse range of subjects and topics, and it is important to try and keep lessons simple and structured. Homeschooling parents and…  learn more

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Jungle Junior: Typing for Kids

Jungle Junior is an interactive typing game for kids. Through the course of about 200 friendly, colorful videos and interactive lessons, kids will learn all about the alphabet and practice sight words, word families, and simple sentences. Aimed at students in pre-k, kindergarten, and the 1st grade, Jungle Junior will also teach children to associate…  learn more

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Kindergarten Activities & Teaching Ideas

Kindergarten Works The Kissing Hand is a classic book for many kindergarten and elementary classrooms on the first day of school. Here are Kissing Hand freebies, activities, videos, and books listed all in one place so you won’t have to go digging to look for them.  learn more

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Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Surfnetkids Kindergarten Readiness August 11, 2020 by Barbara Feldman August is “Get Ready for Kindergarten” month for almost two million American kids entering kindergarten in the fall. Today’s collection of websites include a mix of online and offline activities for parents to do with their preschoolers. But remember, although worksheets and online games are fun, reading out…  learn more

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National Association for the Education of Young Children

Together with our members, community partners, and network of Affiliates across the country, we proudly ensure that the early childhood profession exemplifies excellence and is recognized as performing a vital role in society. Alongside you, NAEYC is the national voice of the early childhood community.  learn more

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NGSS Encourages Teachers to Focus on Science in Early Elementary School

For many early elementary classrooms across the United States, the amount of time that has been allotted for educators to teach science is minimal. But as more schools continue to adopt Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, or state standards similar to NGSS, many educators are experiencing or anticipating a shift toward increased science education exposure…  learn more

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PBS Learning Media: Pre-School

PBS LearningMedia offers FREE educational resources for PreK–12 educators and students. Our goal is to enhance educator practice and equitable student learning through educational resources that are: Available to teachers and students at no cost for educational use. Relevant, accessible, and trustworthy. Intentionally designed to supplement classroom instruction. Representative of diverse perspectives and communities, including underrepresented…  learn more

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Preschool Inspirations: FALL LESSON PLANS

Fall lesson plans that are purposeful, full of literature-based resources, and developmentally appropriate. Fall lessons are the perfect way to teach the magic this new season has to offer and the excitement of leaves changing color. Fall is a fantastic preschool theme, and it’s easy to see why: gorgeous weather, savory snacks and scents, as well as…  learn more

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Seussville

Seussville — the official home of Dr. Seuss on the Web — is the place for children (of all ages) to play and learn with Dr. Seuss's whimsical books and classic characters. Welcome Educators Welcome to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss! Here you will find resources to share with your students, news about special…  learn more

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Starfall Education

At Starfall, children have fun while they learn. Starfall.com® opened in September 2002 as a free public service to teach children to read. Since then it has expanded to include language arts and mathematics for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics, and common sight…  learn more

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Teaching Resources for Preschool

PBS Learning Media Build foundational skills in your preschool learners with videos, lesson plans, and games.  learn more

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Teaching Strategies: Teacher Toolkit

Thank you teachers! We invite you to take advantage of this free toolkit of resources specially selected to help preschool teachers like you feel confident and prepared as you welcome the new school year. Early childhood best practices shouldn’t end when a child enters elementary school—children need the same systems of support and learning throughout…  learn more

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Technology and Young Children: Online Resources

NAEYC Position Statement  When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development.  Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children.  Limitations on the use of technology and media…  learn more

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The Storyplace

For years children and their families have enjoyed attending storytimes, checking out materials and participating in a variety of other programs at the various Charlotte Mecklenburg Library locations. StoryPlace came about to provide children with the virtual experience of going to the Library and participating in the same types of activities the Library offers at…  learn more

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Uncharted Territory: 10 Technology Tips for Preschool Parents

Parents today are making decisions about technology that didn’t even exist when they were young. Parents make creative decisions daily using their best instincts. Here are 10 tips that might help when making technology decisions for your child.  learn more

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WILD Wordsmyth: Picture Dictionary

The Wordsmyth Illustrated Learner’s Dictionary (WILD) is Wordsmyth’s most exciting, colorful, and interactive dictionary. WILD is geared toward children in Grades K to 2 as well as to young English Language Learners. At the core of WILD is an abundantly illustrated dictionary that contains child-friendly, full-sentence definitions and example sentences for approximately 4,000 words.  learn more

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WILD Wordsmyth: Teacher's Area

Welcome to WILD! We hope that by trying some of these ideas and activities, you will be able to use WILD with your students to make meaningful connections to language. Using WILD, you can help your students explore words in the world around them through both teacher-led and independent activities. These engaging actvites have been…  learn more