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Early Childhood Curriculum Resources



BOOKS

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Boston, Lisa Sing! Play! Create! Hands-On Learning for 3- to 7-Year-Olds
This book will help kids blossom by turning how kids learn, how kids play, and how kids express themselves into practical, fun early-learning activities!
2006 J372.21 BOSTO
Briggs, Diane Preschool Favorites : 35 Storytimes Kids Love
Briggs, a veteran public and school librarian, presents 35 themes for preschool storytimes, composed of book suggestions, fingerplays, short poems, flannelboard stories (complete with patterns), music suggestions (and a discography), and very simple crafts.
2007 PTC J372.677 BRIGG
Campbell, Kelly Justus Art Across the Alphabet: Over 100 Art Experiences that Enrich Early Literacy
2003 PTC J700 CAMPB
Charner, Kathy The Giant Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Math activities for children 3 to 6
2007 PTC J372.7 GIANT
Connors, Abigail Flesch 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children
The perfect book to introduce rhythm instruments to young children. The activities bring music into the classroom and offer ways for children to participate in the music experience, using rhythm sticks, sand blocks, bells, shakers, and more!
2004 PTC J786.8 CONNO
Curriculum: Brain Research, Math, Science: A Beginnings Workshop Book
2006 PTC J372.21 CURRI
Derman-Sparks, Louise Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children
1989 PTC J372.13
Hastings, Kay Daily Preschool Experiences for Learners at Every Level, Complete Developmental Plans for 100 Days
Learning center activities for preschool learners at every developmental level.
2008 PTC J372.21 HASTI
Herr, Judy Sorting Shapes, Show Me, and Many Other Activities for Toddlers: 13 to 24 Months
Focuses on the growth of the whole child by including norms for physical, language and communication, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
2003 PTC 649.122 H43S
Hooray for Art! A Year's Worth of Arts-and-Crafts Projects
2006 PTC J745.5 HOORA
Isbell, Rebecca T. Complete Learning Center Book - Isbell, Rebecca T.
Covers details on learning objectives, time frame, layout, vocabulary enrichment, props, activities, and other elements. Many suggested books are listed.
2008 PTC J372.21 ISBEL
Math: Preschool
"Features: simple rebus pictures that encourage individual learning; reproducibles that teach essential preschool math skills; Rebus dictionary and Math flash cards that reinforce skills; ideal activities for English language learners." --Cover.
2009 PTC J510 MATH
Moomaw, Sally Get Ready to Read
How children learn to read and write -- Early reading -- Big book activites -- Words on the wall -- Words all around us -- Early writing -- Writing explorations -- Writing spaces -- Traveling words -- Fun and games with words.
2006 PTC J372.41 MOOMA
Pica, Rae Jump into Literacy: Active Learning for Preschool Children
Combines children's love of active games with over 100 lively literacy activities.
2007 PTC J372.6 PICA
Pica, Rae Jump Into Math
100 active learning math activities for preschoolers.
2008 PTC J510 PICA
Pica, Rae Jump Into Science
Active learning science for young children.
2009 PTC J 372.21 PICA
Pica, Rae Teachable Transitions: 190 Activities to Move from Morning Circle to the End of the Day
Turn everyday transitions into valuable learning experiences!
2003 PTC J372.21 PICA
Raines, Shirley C. Story Stretchers for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Experiences, activities, and games for popular children's books.
2002 PTC J372.4 RAINE
Schiller, Pamela Byrne The Instant Curriculum: Over 750 Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities for Busy Teachers of Young Children
This resource for preschool teachers has activities for every area of the curriculum.
2005 PTC J372.19 SCHIL
Silberg, Jackie The Learning Power of Laughter: Over 3000 Playful Games, Activities, and Ideas That Promote Learning With Young Children
Includes over 300 easy activities that harness the power of laughter to encourage 3- to 6-year-olds to be creative, learn sequencing skills, develop phonemic awareness, use their imaginations, develop listening skills, and work with rhymes and language.
2004 PTC J372.13 SILBE
Warner, Laverne Themes for Inclusive Classrooms : Lesson Plans for Every Learner
"This is the perfect book for teachers who have typically developing young children as well as children with special needs in their classrooms. Each lesson plan features objectives, a materials list, a circle or group time activity, assessment strategies, accommodations/modifications, and curriculum connections."--BOOK JACKET.
2008 PTC J371.9043 THEME
Weaver, Lynn R. Year Round Preschool Math
Designed for busy teachers, daycare workers, and parents, this book contains weekly activities to help preschoolers develop and reinforce math skills.
2006 PTC J510 WEAVE
West, Sherrie Literacy Play: Over 300 Dramatic Play Activities That Teach Pre-Reading Skills
Organized by themes commonly used throughout preschool classrooms, Literacy Play provides a creative and effective way to teach literacy skills to young children.
2004 PTC J372.6 WEST


EARLY CHILDHOOD THEMATIC UNITS

NOTE: All call numbers are for the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
AUTHOR TITLE DATE CALL #
Allman, Barbara All About the Pond
2005 PTC J551.46 MOORE
Allman, Barbara All About the Rainforest
2005 PTC J577.34 ALLMA
Beckes, Shirley All About the Weather
2005 PTC J551.6 ALL
Charner, Kathy Learn Every Day About Bugs and Spiders
Children love bugs and spiders! Now they can learn about these creepy-crawlers with one hundred fun activities.
2010 PTC J595.7 LEARN
Charner, Kathy Learn Every Day About Colors
one hundred activities for children ages three to six, providing teachers with innovative and fun ways to introduce and reinforce learning about colors.
2009 PTC J535.6 LEARN
Charner, Kathy Learn Every Day About Numbers
Each activity offers learning objectives to meet standards, a materials list, related children's books, and an assessment component to measure children's learning.
2009 PTC J518.45 LEARN
Charner, Kathy Learn Every Day About Our Green Earth
Activities to help children learn about the planet earth, and simple ways to care for it.
2010 PTC J333.72 LEAR
Charner, Kathy Learn Every Day About Shapes
Teachers and children alike will enjoy exploring the concept of shapes with activities such as Have You Seen My Square, The Circle in the Square, and Erase a Shape.
2009 PTC J516.15 LEARN
Courson, Diana Focus on the Arts and Sciences: Thematic Units for Early Childhood
Contains background information, an annotated bibliography of related children's literature, suggestions for a variety of cross-curricular activities and reproducible student pages ...
1993 PTC J372.19 COURS
Ellermeyer, Deborah All About My World
Early childhood thematic series
2005 PTC J372.21 ELLER
Mathews, Lisa Vitarisi All About Animals Around the World
2005 PTC J590 MATHE
Mathews, Lisa Vitarisi All About Plants
2005 PTC J580 MATHE
Moore, Jo Ellen All About Insects
2005 PTC J595.7 MOORE
Moore, Jo Ellen All About My Body, PreK-K
"Teach across the early childhood curriculum with this colorful thematic unit. Simple instructions and colorful cutouts make teaching about the human body and its care easy, fast, and fun."
2005 PTC J612 MOORE
Moore, Jo Ellen All About the Ocean
2005 PTC J551.46 MOORE
Schiller, Pamela Byrne Bountiful Earth : 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children
This book will help kids blossom by turning how kids learn, how kids play, and how kids express themselves into practical, fun early-learning activities!
2006 PTC J372.87 SCHIL
Schiller, Pamela Byrne Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! : 21 Songs and Over 250 Activities for Young Children
From "Baby Bumblebee" to "The Ants Go Marching," children will sing and learn about the insects they encounter in their own backyards. The enclosed CD features 21 fun songs-old favorites and originals-and the book offers more than 250 activities that help children appreciate the wonderful world of bugs. Book jacket.
2006 PTC J372.21 SCHIL
Schiller, Pamela Byrne Fabulous Foods : 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children
From "Sipping Cider Through a Straw" to "Apples and Bananas," children will sing and learn about a variety of foods while exploring nutrition and traditions. The enclosed CD features 25 fun songs-old favorites and originals-and the book offers more than 300 activities that help children appreciate the fabulous food we enjoy every day. Book jacket.
2006 PTC J372.21 SCHIL
Schiller, Pamela Byrne Honk, Honk, Rattle, Rattle : 25 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children
"The Wheels on the Bus" and "A Bicycle Built for Two" are just two of the songs about transportation on this collection's audio CD. The CD is accompanied by a book with over 250 activities that creatively expand on the transportation theme. Illustrations.
2006 PTC J372.87 SCHIL
Schiller, Pamela Byrne Me, My Family and Friends : 26 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children
"Make New Friends" and "You Are My Sunshine" are favorites with which children can celebrate the people that matter most in their lives. The CD is accompanied by over 250 activities that teach children about family, friends, feelings, and fun.
2006 PTC J372.87 SCHIL
Schiller, Pamela Byrne School Days : 28 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children
From "The Alphabet Song" to "The Nursery Rhyme Rap," children will sing and learn about a place they spend much of their time: school. The enclosed CD features 28 songs-old favorites and originals-and the book offers more than 300 activities that teach children about starting school, the alphabet, the months of the year, and much more. Book jacket.
2006 PTC J372.21 SCHIL
Schiller, Pamela Byrne Wild, Wild West : 26 Songs and Over 300 Activities for Young Children
This resource for educators presents more than 300 fun activities linked to 26 songs that teach young children about cowboys, cowgirls, the rodeo, and other Wild West-related themes. Each song is accompanied by a vocabulary list, home activities, and other teaching tools.
2006 PTC J372.87 SCHIL


WEBSITES

Indiana Department of Education: Division of Early Learning and Literacy
http://www.doe.in.gov/primetime/

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young People): Resources and Links
http://www.naeyc.org/tyc/links

Preschool Express by Jean Warren
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/


If you need help finding these or other Library materials, please check with anyone in Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you at the Library!




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Comments and suggestions may be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.info

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