Early Childhood Curriculum Resources





CALL # AUTHOR TITLE DATE
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.
2004
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.
2003
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.
2008
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.
2006
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.
2008
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.
2006
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.
2006
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.
2007
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.
2008
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.
2009
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!
2009
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.
2009
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.
2009
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.
2004
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.
2007
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.
2006
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.
2003
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.
2002
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.
2003
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.
2011
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.
2007
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.
2005
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!
2004
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.
2008
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.
2006

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