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Teacher Activities

Games and Activities for Children:

The following website links contain fun ideas for educational games and activities that you can try in the classroom and at home.

Educational Game and Activity Sites
www.coolculture.org/ - Cool Culture makes it possible for over thirty-five cultural institutions, including museums, botanical gardens, and wildlife centers, to be visited at any time without charge or contribution. Cool Culture is specifically designed to help low-income families overcome the obstacles that prevent them from visiting arts and cultural institutions. Cool Culture currently works with families and staff in over 250 Head Start and city-funded group and family child care centers throughout the five boroughs.
http://www.kidsmartearlylearning.org/ -Kids Smart offers information, resources and practices so parents and teachers can integrate technology into their homes or programs. The website is available in eight languages.
http://pbskids.org/
http://www.teachers.net
http://www.123child.com
http://www.abcteach.com
http://www.theideabox.com/
http://www.earlychildhood.com
http://www.sesameworkshop.org/
http://www.preschoolrainbow.org/
http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/
http://www.lil-fingers.com/games/index.html
http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm
http://www.education-world.com/early_childhood/
http://www.ed.gov/Family/RWN/Activ97/early.html
http://www.ed.gov/Family/GrowthChart/page2.html
http://www.earlyliterature.ecsd.net/resources1.htm
http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/backtoschool/
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listkindersu.html
http://www.longman.com/young_learners/teachers/teaching_tips_pronunciation.htm

Resources for Early Childhood Special Education Teachers

The following website links contain fun ideas for Early Childhood Special Education Teachers and other service providers

Links
Activities for Reading Comprehension - The site contains sign-language materials for hearing-impaired children such as phrases for signing at school; an alphabet line in sign language; basic signing for childcare providers; sets of cards for basic signing vocabulary; and more.
www.sandralreading.com
Different Roads to Learning - contains a complete resource for ABA materials for children with autism spectrum disorders.
www.difflearn.com
Get Ready to Read! - is a national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children. The website contains a screening tool that educators can use to assess the early literacy skills of children with disabilities.
www.getreadytoread.org
KidSource - is an online community with a variety of resources including a compilation of articles divided by topic. In this section you will find documents on Learning and Other Disabilities that have information and advice directly relevant to preschool children.
www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages/preschoolers.disabilities.html
Let’s Home School - is a free educational resource for parents and teachers that contains educational software and other materials for children with special needs.
www.letshomeschool.com/specialneeds.htm
The Drive for Rebecca - contains a special needs caregiver survival guide and useful strategies for teachers and caregivers.
www.driveforrebecca.org/SpecialNeeds
Preschool Zone - Resources for Early Childhood Special Education- contains a database of teaching ideas organized by topic and available for download. It also provides useful links to research and articles on early childhood special education.
www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/pep/pz.html
Resources for Early Learners - A list of useful software and recommended websites for early childhood special education teachers from the Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
www.fsdb.k12.fl.us/rmc/content/early_learners.html
Speech Therapy Activities - The site has a variety of printable activities and ideas for parents and educators and children with speech and language impairments of all ages.
www.speechtx.com