Preschool

Up Down and Around

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Written by Katherine Ayres and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, Up Down and Around is Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2008 selection. The book is a short rhyming, read-aloud story that contains facts and true information about vegetables, bugs and gardens and lends itself to a variety of activities.

For example, after reading through the book once, an adult might assign each child the name of a vegetable in the book. When each child hears the name of his/her vegetable, he/she can jump up and twist and turn in the direction named: up, down, or around.

Firedog Freddie - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

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This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.

Este video se centra en ayudar a niños para entender las partes de una historia. Helen lee su cuento favorito de la niñez a Jake y Martha.

Cuatro Gatos | Sesame Street

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Learn how to count to four, in both English and Spanish, with The Cuatro Gatos!

Linda Sue Park

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Linda Sue Park is the Newbery Award-winning author of A Single Shard. In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets, Linda Sue Park compares writing to sports, questions animal sounds among different countries, and says that young writers need to practice writing. You can watch the interview, view the interview transcript, read a short biography on Linda Sue Park, or see a selected list of her children's books.

Let's Tell a Story | Everyday Learning

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This brief animation shares the story of a hamster as imagined by children. Hammie is a classroom hamster that finds new opportunity when his cage door is left open. Hammie does some exploring around the classroom and ultimately sneaks into a backpack looking for food. Three different children tell the story adding new parts and passing the story to another friend. When Hammie is in the backpack, the viewer is asked to tell what happens next.

Song: Juanes Sings Muevete | Sesame Street

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Juanes has a Spanish vocabulary song to get you moving! Follow the steps as you learn the Spanish words for hands, head, and feet. This resource teaches Spanish vocabulary through dance and song.

No Dinosaurs Allowed | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Prince Wednesday wants to pretend to be a loud dinosaur while Daniel and Katerina are playing house. They find a way to play together when he agrees to be a quiet dinosaur.

Between the Lions - A Shower of Stars

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The vocabulary word "star" and the story, "A Shower of Stars," are featured in this segment from Between the Lions: "Two Coats, One Goat and One Boat."

Los Elefantes | StoryBlocks

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La investigación muestra los bebés pueden reconocer que las palabras mucho antes de que puedan hablar. El uso de rimas hace que sea fácil de recordar palabras nuevas se introducen y presente . Estas rimas juguetonas repetición ayuda a que sus conexiones cerebrales del bebé's para crecer .

I Went to Visit a Farm One Day | StoryBlocks

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See a presentation of early literacy tips to increase caregivers' understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs. The presenters model the song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children build important pre-reading skills. Parents and daycare providers can use Storyblocks to learn fun new rhymes and songs to share with children. Library staff can use Storyblocks to learn new rhymes and songs for storytime and tips they can pass along to caregivers in the library. The literacy tips and skills presented in this video follow the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) research-based program of early literacy in public libraries. This video was produced by Rocky Mountain PBS in partnership with Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and Colorado libraries. The video is part of a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to help parents, caregivers, and library staff learn songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood.

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