Preschool

Ashley Bryan

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Ashley Bryan is an eclectic artist who uses painting, poetry, music, collage, and prose to tell stories. Bryan fuses these seemingly separate art forms within his books for children. "I try not to accept walls and boundaries and definitions in a strict way," he says. "I would hope that everything I do is interrelated." Bryan is known for retelling African folktales in a distinct, rhythmic prose that is heavily influenced by African-American poetry. In 1981, his collection of Nigerian folktales, Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum, received the Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award.

Discussion about Hibernation

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Observe a kindergarten teacher discussing the concept of hibernation with a diverse group of students. See how she facilitates the conversation in order to elicit their understanding of the concept.

Martha Saves the Day - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

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This video will help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts. Martha drums up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time.

Este video se centra en ayudar a niños para aprender vocabulario y entender los conceptos de educación STEM. Martha inventa un medio de transporte para llevar a mamá al hospital a tiempo.

Read a Good Book: Letters to Farmers | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Clubhouse friends visit their local library to read and discover more about farming. In this segment kids, write letters to local farmers thanking them for the hard work they do.  

Concept of Definition Chart: Prior to Reading the Book

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Observe how a teacher directly teaches the concept of force prior to having students engage with a science text.

T.D. Tells a Story - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

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This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.

Este video se centra en ayudar a niños con la identificación de los elementos clave de una historia. T.D. le cuenta a Jakey una historia que escribió de Martha.

Happy Healthy Kids | Take a Book Trip

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In this episode of Happy Healthy Kids, Miss Kelsey illustrates how reading can burst open your imagination. Visiting new places is as easy as turning a page!

Learning Letters: Emphasis on Letter Identification

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Watch a PreK class engaged in a shared reading of an alphabet book. Notice how the teacher enhances instruction with techniques that develop students' oral language during the reading of the book.

DanBot’s Business: A Clubhouse Story | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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In this clip from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, DanBot wants to make $1 million, but there’s another robot in town giving him some competition. Dan Wardell teaches DanBot the basics of entrepreneurship.

What a Treasure

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The children’s book What A Treasure written by Jane Hillenbrand and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand is Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2010 selection. The colorful picture book for children 3 to 6 follows Mole as he digs and digs, discovering treasures for his animal friends and himself in his backyard. In this video Will Hillenbrand models how to read a picture book to preschoolers with great warmth and expression. He talks about the cover and the mystery of the characters on it. Overlaid are close-ups of his illustrations as he reads.

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