jumping & skipping… singing… using props… playing alone, with other children, or with parents… tossing & catching… running… pretending… pretending to read… digging & burying… drawing & coloring… sleeping 9-12 hours nightly… making up stories… dancing… scribbling… writing… retelling stories
Tools of the Mind: http://www.toolsofthemind.org
Plans for playing while learning. Includes ideas for encouraging make believe play at home for children from 1 to 5+ years.
Power of Play: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXyYQccegEk
Documentary film on how playing is critical to children’s development.
Scholastic Lee y serás: http://www.leeyseras.net
Provides family fun guides, stories, reading lists, games and activities in English and Spanish to make reading, literacy and language come alive at home.
The Read Aloud Handbook: http://www.trelease-on-reading.com
Jim Trelease’s website offers excerpts of his book and extensive lists of great read aloud books for youth.
(Have your library card and PIN number handy!) Found in the database section of the Teton County Library’s website. Offers animated films of several storybook favorites. Some storybook films are also in Spanish. Includes games and activities related to the books.
Nourish Interactive: http://www.nourishinteractive.com
Information on childhood nutrition. Online games to learn about healthy food choices for kindergarten-5th graders. In English and Spanish.
Healthy Sleep for Children: http://www.videojug.com/interview/healthy-sleep-for-children
Expert information on benefits of healthy sleeping habits. Information about sleeping patterns.
Dr. Seuss: http://www.seussville.com
Games, videos and resources based on Dr. Seuss books and characters.
PBS Kids: http://www.pbskids.org
Educational games, videos and activities.
Sesame Street: http://www.sesamestreet.org/games
Literacy and math building games.