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How People Make Things (Sneakers, Crayons, Construction Paper, Wagons, and more!)
Build a Neighborhood: An online build-a-picture game, it’s fun because kids get many choices and the quality of the pictures is very good. Move the pictures around, zoom in and out, well done game from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood at PBS Kids.
How Do You Feel? When we can talk about our feelings, they can become a lot less overwhelming, or upsetting, or scary. Just having a caring listener makes hard times more manageable. Talking about feelings can be a challenge for young children. While you can encourage talking, you can also help them find other creative ways to express their feelings -through artwork or making up puppet stories, and other ways that you have found to be helpful in your family.
Common Missouri Spiders
You can listen to, or make your own, thumb piano music.
Popular artists sing classic nursery rhymes and songs, some with animations
Traffic Light: It is hard for children to develop control over their bodies. Playing games about “stop and go” help them practice control, so that they may be more likely to have self-control and be able to stop in other situations.
Quills Up: Avoiding unintentional poisoning – Quills Up!Includes an 11 minute video and classroom activities for preschooler
Pick the Duck’s Bill
Fun Facts about Frogs
MISSOURI BIRDS:Bald Eagle – pdf booklet
INSECTS AND SPIDERS:Ant websites and words and tune to “Ants Go Marching”
MISSOURI INSECTS:Common Missouri Wasps and Bees
MISSOURI MAMMALS:Bears, coyotes, fox, skunks, opossum, raccoons, otter, squirrels, deer, woodchuck (groundhog) and many more Missouri mammals. Photos, audios, links to videos! — http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/mammalsBears in Missouri video
The (very interesting) Snake Resource Page
MISSOURI AMPHBIANS AND REPTILESMissouri Turtles – excellent pdf booklet
http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/8273.pdfMissouri Snakes – excellent pdf booklet and site with two videos, including “Baby Snakes”
http://mdc4.mdc.mo.gov/Documents/169.pdfLizards of Missouri
http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/herpetol/molizard/An Introduction to Crayfishes of Missouri
http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/arthopo/crayfish/FISH AND MOLLUSKS IN MISSOURI RIVERS AND LAKESFish — http://mdc.mo.gov/fish/fishid/Mollusks — http://mdc.mo.gov/nathis/mollusks/Many videos of Missouri wildlife (turkeys, coyotes, etc)
Media: video, audio and photos of Missouri wildlife and conservationTRANSPORTATIONThomas the Tank Fun & Games
WORDS AND TUNES TO CLASSIC CHILDREN’S SONGS
Sing-Along Songs: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Magical, musical place for children:
Songs for so many different topics from many web sites!
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Download Robert Munsch reading his books!
VARIETY OF TOPICS
Highlights for Children
Lots of games so your child shouldn’t get bored. Graphic quality, learning potential, and ease of use make these games winners. Somewhat clunky navigation back to more games and the games are fairly slow loading. Overall, a great destination for online preschool games.
The prettiest preschool games online are at Original. Choose one of the pretty watercolor pictures for a game that flows at a less than frantic pace.
No reading required but your child will easily follow the toys and games in the room. We especially love the paint box where you can mix colors and wash your brush.
Perfect Attendance Certificate — writable (MS Word)
75 Transition Ideas(these very practical ideas were developed by EMAA Head Start assistant teachers)
Make your own 4×6 cards for songs and other activitiesExamples: Old McDonald animalsBaby chicks
Skinny sheets – write the children’s names once—they’ll appear four times. Makes is easy to keep up with who has had a turn. Thanks, Lacey!
Music Template – copy this page and put it in the Music Center. Children can ‘write’ their own music. Thanks, Kim!
Internet Resources for Studies/Projects
As children ask questions and strive to learn more about a topic, here are some resources that you may want to refer them to. As you find additional sites, please email Wendy, the web builder/Head Start Education Specialist, with your inspirations.