Preschool

Animal Families | Everyday Learning

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Families are our introduction to society. By living and growing within a small connected group, we are prepared for encounters with larger groups within society. Animal families provide a great example of similarities and differences within various family groups. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Sofia and Mr. Parrot | Take the Stage

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Learn prepositions (on, under, next to, over and around) by singing a mariachi song with Sofia and Mr. Parrot!

Viewers sing and dance along with Sofia as she learns prepositions demonstrated by Mr. Parrot being on the sombrero, under the sombrero, next to the sombrero, over the sombrero, and around the sombrero.

Learning Objective:
Understand and use the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking (with adult assistance): prepositions and simple prepositional phrases appropriately when speaking or writing (e.g., in, on, under, over).

View the Spanish version of Sofia and Mr. Parrot by clicking here.

Making a Difference | ARTHUR

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Learn how students can work together, talk through problems, and effect positive change in this animated video from the PBS KIDS series ARTHUR. When Francine starts a campaign to help save the environment, Muffy worries that her family’s business—selling cars—will be affected. Then she and her dad discover a solution that is not only ecological but will help ensure his company’s future.

Find out more about ARTHUR on the series website.

See What it is, You Might Feel Better Strategy Song | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Once you see what is there, you might not be so afraid! Teach kids to not be afraid until they know what is there, especially when they are in an unfamiliar place.

New Experiences | Daniel Tiger: Life's Little Lessons

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Childhood is full of new experiences. Whether going to the doctor, traveling on an airplane, or visiting a relative’s house for the first time, talking about and planning for new experiences can help children manage their fears and expectations.

In this set of resources, we will focus on how you can help children work on using play to better understand feelings, develop imagination, and feel proud of themselves for facing a new experience.

Watch the videos about New Experiences and think about how you could use them as part of the classroom activity or throughout the year as children face new experiences such as a trip to the doctor.

Explore further the topic of New Experiences in your classroom with the Teacher Tips and Classroom Activity. 

Share the Family Activity document with the families of your students, so they can continue the conversation at home.

The Tortoise and the Hare

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Using this Super WHY! episode, students learn about about good sportsmanship using the story of The "Tortoise and the Hare". They also sing the alphabet song, identify the letters G and O, practice spelling skills, and use the power of reading to change the ending of the story. Students follow along as Princess Pea and Red are partners in a potato sack race but can't decide whether to go slow and steady, or super fast. The Super Readers fly into the famous race between the Tortoise and the Hare to help the friends decide on a winning strategy. By the time they have reached the finish line, they've learned that winning isn't always about coming in first.

The Frog Prince

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Using this Super WHY! episode, students learn about the value of compromising using the story of "The Frog Prince". They also practice the alphabet, rhyme using words from the "UMP" family, and use the power of reading to change the story. Students follow along as Princess Pea wants to do ballet and Spider wants to spin webs. To find how these friends work together, the Super Readers check out "The Frog Prince" and meet another princess who can't see eye-to-eye with her friend. When the Super Readers help the Princess and the Frog kiss and make up, they show Princess Pea and Spider how to give and take too.

Song: Letter of the Day: L | Sesame Street

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Make learning the letters of the alphabet fun with this catchy "Letter of the Day" song featuring everyone's favorite Muppet friends!

Word on the Street: Disguise | Sesame Street

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What's the word on street? Murray introduces the vocabulary word "disguise."

Usher: Volunteer | Sesame Street

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Teach language, vocabulary and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!

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