Posts Tagged ‘ Youngest Years ’

Autumn Stories

Autumn Stories

This enchanting picture book includes two little stories about animals preparing for the coming of winter. In the first story, Little Blue Feather Is Surprised, Nutkin, the squirrel, stores his acorns in a hollowed out pumpkin with Little Blue Feather’s help. In the second story, Little Blue Feather and the Rabbits, Little Blue Feather...
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Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

Pre-school and Kindergarten Activities

A Homeschool Curriculum for Pre-school and Kindergarten, by Lillian Jones at BestHomeschooling.org is an excellent collection of links to educational and fun activities for helping young children learn. An excerpt: “Can anyone recommend a curriculum for pre-K and kindergarten?” This is a frequent question homeschooling bulletin boards and email lists. It’s a perfectly reasonable...
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Starfall

Starfall

The Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service, and the Starfall site, for beginning and early readers, is a completely self-directed program. The site owners explain: “Reading is a vital part of life and we feel that no child should be left behind. That is why we are offering this on-line...
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Children’s Picture Book Database

Children’s Picture Book Database

The Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University (CPBD@MU) is a bibliography for designing literature-based thematic units for all disciplines. The database contains abstracts of over 5000 picture books for children, preschool to grade 3. Search over 900 keywords (topics, concepts, and skills) to locate books with storylines adaptable to your curriculum or program....
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Librarian Memory Game

Who hasn’t played a memory game one time or another. Here is one with a bit of a different twist. You get to look at the books and their location, then they’re hidden and you have to find them as patrons request each subject. Lightning Librarian
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Wild Safari Game

Wild Safari game for the younger set from sproutsonline.com.  You’ll find many other games there as well.
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Wiggity Bang Games

Wiggity Bang Games

These games from Wiggity Bang Games look like fun. Here are the descriptions from the site: Quelf Ages 12 & up / 3-8 players / 60 minutes to play Quelf is insanity in a box! With this hilariously silly party game, you will have outrageous fun with your family and friends. Quelf will inspire...
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Count us in

These games are designed to help children understand the basic number concepts. Count Us In
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Noggin’s Friendship Garden

Noggin’s Friendship Garden

This Friendship Garden Game from Noggin is definitely for littles, but I enjoyed it. I wish my garden grew so easily! Noggin’s Friendship Garden
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HearthSong

HearthSong

HearthSong. HearthSong – Toys You’ll Feel Good About Giving Barbara Kane founded HearthSong in 1983 because of a growing conviction that, “..too often, in our culture, children are pushed to grow up too fast. I started HearthSong to make a statement reinforcing what parents themselves know is true, right and healthy–that childhood is a...
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