Early Childhood Curriculum Resources

Books covering age-appropriate activities, philosophies, early literacy education, and so much more for healthy academic development in children ages six and under.

J786.8 CONNO Connors, Abigail Flesch 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities for Young Children
The perfect book to introduce rhythm instruments to young children! Activities include making the sound of ocean waves using shakers, pretending to be a train using sand blocks, creating a rainstorm with rhythm sticks, and performing circus tricks with jingle bells.
J700 CAMPB Campbell, Kelly Justus Art Across the Alphabet: Over 100 Art Experiences that Enrich Early Literacy
"Art Across the Alphabet" contains art-centered activities for children ages three to six to reinforce letter recognition, build phonemic awareness and pre-reading skills, and associate reading with fun.
J372.21 ISBEL, 2008 Isbell, Rebecca T. Complete Learning Center Book
Wake up your classroom with these unique learning centers and new ideas for energizing traditional learning centers. Completely revised, each learning center now includes assessment tools and updated literacy components.
J372.21 CURRI Neugebauer, Bonnie Curriculum: Brain Research, Math, Science: A Beginnings Workshop Book
Beginnings Workshops, an established feature in each issue of Exchange Magazine, have earned the reputation of being one of the best staff development tools in the field. Now in book form, Curriculum, Brain Research, Maths, Science is the fourth in the series.
J372.21 HASTI Hastings, Kay Daily Preschool Experiences for Learners at Every Level, Complete Developmental Plans for 100 Days
With 100 days of plans, Daily Preschool Experiences has learning center activities for preschool learners at every developmental level.
J372.41 MOOMA Moomaw, Sally Get Ready to Read!: Making Child Care Work for You
Offers parents creative ways to work with their child care provider to build a foundation and love for reading and writing in young children.
J745.5 HOORA Education Center (Greensboro, N.C.) and Ward, Allison E. Hooray for Art! A Year's Worth of Arts-and-Crafts Projects
Build fine-motor skills with these all-new, developmentally appropriate art projects. Over 280 projects are teacher-tested to ensure students' success as you encourage creativity and self-expression.
J372.6 PICA Pica, Rae Jump into Literacy: Active Learning for Preschool Children
Combines children's love of active games with over 100 lively literacy activities.
J510 PICA Pica, Rae Jump into Math: Active Learning for Preschool Children
The perfect way to turn childrens' love of active games into learning opportunities. The activities in each chapter are organized by level of difficulty, and each one incorporates fun, exciting math experiences with movement.
J372.21 PICA Pica, Rae Jump into Science: Active Learning for Preschool Children
Bring science to life as children learn about their bodies, animals, seasons, and the weather.
J535.6 LEARN Charner, Kathy Learn Every Day About Colors: Best Ideas from Teachers
Teachers from around the globe contributed their favorite activities that they use in the classroom, all focused on topics that teachers use every day!
J518.45 LEARN Charner, Kathy Learn Every Day About Numbers: Best Ideas from Teachers
Classroom-tested and teacher approved, these activities help children ages three to six learn all about numbers.
J516.15 LEARN Charner, Kathy Learn Every Day About Shapes: Best Ideas from Teachers
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.
J372.21 THOMP Thompson, Kim Mitzo Let's Get Ready for Preschool
"Let's get ready for Preschool contains a variety of different activities that not only will prepare children for the Common Core Standards set for Kindergarten, but will make learning fun by incorporating songs and rhymes."--Back cover.
J372.6 WEST West, Sherrie Literacy Play: Over 300 Dramatic Play Activities That Teach Pre-Reading Skills
Children love to pretend, and dramatic play is the perfect environment for practicing and applying literacy concepts. Whether they decide to be firefighters, to open a pet store, or to have a tea party, children will increase their vocabulary, communicate with their friends, and learn to recognize environmental print - all important skills for pre-readers.
J372.677 BRIGG Briggs, Diane Preschool Favorites: 35 Storytimes Kids Love
This book presents suggestions and resources for a variety of themes, from "Animal Oddballs" to "A Woggle of Witches." Each session includes a variety of books and activities per topic, so tellers can pick and choose based on their own styles.
J372.21 BOSTO Boston, Lisa Sing! Play! Create! Hands-On Learning for 3- to 7-Year-Olds
Four kid-favoured themes set the stage for stress-free early learning: At the Pond, In My Garden, At the Zoo, and On the Farm. Children move from parallel play into participatory activities.
J649.122 HERR Herr, Judy Sorting Shapes, Show Me, and Many Other Activities for Toddlers: 13 to 24 Months
Based on recent research on brain development that emphasizes the importance of the environment and relationships during the child's first three years of life. Written for care givers, early childhood educators and families.
J372.4 RAINE Raines, Shirley C. Story Stretchers for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos
Its never too early to read to a child, especially when you have Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s (R) The youngest children love the repetition of words and experiences that stories provide.
J372.21 PICA Pica, Rae Teachable Transitions: 190 Activites to Move from Morning Circle to the End of the Day
As children pretend to trudge their way through knee-deep marshmallow fluff, or zoom around like a vacuum cleaner, even cleaning up the classroom becomes an enjoyable experience.
J372.21 FALAS Falasco, Deborah Teaching Twos and Threes: A Comprehensive Curriculum
"With a focus on the special joys of working with two- and three-year-olds, this comprehensive curriculum meets their unique developmental needs and supports critical early learning. Teaching Twos and Threes includes a wide range of activity ideas and learning experiences, as well as strategies to help you plan a thoughtful program, build positive relationships with young children, and support learning in all areas"-- Provided by publisher.
J372.21 SCHIL, 2011 Schiller, Pamela Byrne The Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood: Over 1200 Easy Activities to Support Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles
There's more than one way to be smart! This award-winning curriculum for three- to six-year-olds offers a complete plan for every learning style.
J372.7 GIANT Charner, Kathy The Giant Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Organized by curriculum area or time of day, each activity is complete with math concepts, materials needed, and step-by-step instructions.
J372.19 SCHIL Schiller, Pamela Byrne The Instant Curriculum: Over 750 Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities for Busy Teachers of Young Children
"Resource book for teachers in early childhood education, providing over 750 activities to use in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.
J372.13 SILBE Silberg, Jackie The Learning Power of Laughter: Over 3000 Playful Games, Activities, and Ideas That Promote Learning With Young Children
Serious learning can happen in playful moments. Children and teachers alike will love the creative, fun activities that enrich any classroom experience!
J371.9043 THEME 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.
J510 WEAVE 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.
J372.35 KUROW Kurowski, Kathryn Year Round Project-Based Activities for STEM : Grades PreK-K
STEM based activities for children in preschool and Kindergarten.

Comments and suggestions can be sent to Mary R. Voors, Manager, Children's Services at mvoors@acpl.lib.in.us.
Copyright© 2015 Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802   Phone: 260.421.1200