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Racing to Read

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Play and learn with books and activities curated by the Library Youth Services staff who bring you storytimes and other fun that supports your child's learning!

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Books & Reading

Explore the beauty of diversity with your baby by checking out these board books from SGCL's See Our World booklist. Teacher Workshops, Book Of Changes, Literacy Programs, Library Services, Play Based Learning, Book Categories, Book Club Books, Book Series, Early Literacy

Diverse Books for Babies

Explore the beauty of diversity with your baby by checking out these board books from SGCL's See Our World booklist.

An engaging picture book that uses food art to explore feelings. Would lend itself to all sort of fun extension activities at home. Kreative Snacks, Different Emotions, Breakfast For Kids, Breakfast Meals, Children's Picture Books, Best Fruits, Food Humor, Cooking With Kids, Dinner Plates

Foodie Faces

An engaging picture book that uses food art to explore feelings. Would lend itself to all sort of fun extension activities at home.

Ready to work on the alphabet? Try this Post-It Match activity! A hands-on, play-based approach to learning the alphabet. A great indoor activity from Busy Toddler. Letter Activities, Preschool Learning Activities, Preschool Lessons, Preschool Activities, Kids Learning, Learning Methods, Play Based Learning, Learning Styles, Motor Activities

Easy Alphabet Activity: Post-It Match - Busy Toddler

Ready to work on the alphabet? Try this Post-It Match activity! A hands-on, play-based approach to learning the alphabet. A great indoor activity from Busy Toddler.

A preschool booklist featuring picture books about all kinds of weather. Snow Song, Weather Seasons, Little Red Hen, Snowy Day, Poetry Books, Finding Joy, Science Projects, Book Authors, Read Aloud

Let's Explore the Weather!

A preschool booklist featuring picture books about all kinds of weather.

Are you stumped on what activities you can include in your daily schedule for your baby? Incorporating fun activities to your daily schedule will stimulate your baby’s development. Learning The Alphabet, Alphabet Activities, Infant Activities, Preschool Activities, Development Milestones, Baby Development, 8 Month Old Baby, Baby Album, Co Parenting

Raise a Reader: A Parent Guide to Reading for Ages 0-2

Keep your kids reading with our guide to great book lists, book-related articles, and activities for children aged 0-2.

Playful Learning

Motor Skills Preposition Game with Free Printable education activities classroom Preschool Classroom, Preschool Learning, Early Learning, In Kindergarten, Preschool Activities, Toddler Preschool, Teaching Kids, Positional Words Kindergarten, Aba Therapy Activities

Motor Skills Preposition Game

Free Printable preposition game for toddlers and preschoolers to help develop gross motor skills, fine motor skills, vocabulary and visual discrimination.

Work on fine motor skills and other concepts with these lock and key activities for kids. Great tray activities for kindergarten and preschool. Rhyming Activities, Preschool Literacy, Early Literacy, Kindergarten Classroom, Literacy Activities, Educational Activities, Activities For Kids, Educational Websites, Literacy Stations

Unlock The Rhyme - Rhyming Activity - No Time For Flash Cards

Quick and relatively easy educational activities are my favorite thing to have ready for my kids when they get home. Nothing too overwhelming but something small to supplement what they are doing in class. This simple rhyming activity for my daughter is the first we have done without pictures. We have often used stickers as […]

Could also be used in a spelling center.Lego-out the words. Lego learning games - exploring Lego and play dough. This is a great activity for sensory play, imaginative play, letter recognition and sight words. Alphabet Activities, Educational Activities, Preschool Activities, Learning Letters, Fine Motor Activities For Kids, Small Group Activities, Writing Letters, Learning Games For Kids, Leadership Activities

Learning with Lego - One Perfect Day

Lego and play dough are two of R’s (4 yrs) favourite ways to play. What could be more fun than combining the two? Lego bricks provide a fun and creative way to explore play dough. This activity began as a sensorial activity, then quickly moved into imaginative play and story telling and even included some …

50 Outdoor Summer Activities For Kids Alphabet treasure hunt Craft Activities For Kids, Summer Activities, Projects For Kids, Preschool Activities, Games For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Indoor Activities, Kid Games, Alphabet Activities

An Alphabet Adventure ... Virtual Book Club for Kids, July 2012 - Play Dr Mom

PlayDrMom takes us on An Alphabet Adventure using the book by Audrey and Bruce Wood, plus a ton of other fun ways to learn the ABCs.

Learning to write letters with a sugar cookie sensory tray! This is such a fun way to use your senses to learn the alphabet. This would make a great Christmas sensory writing activity! Preschool Literacy, Literacy Activities, Preschool Activities, Montessori Education, Spring Activities, Early Literacy, Christmas Activities, Christmas Ideas, Handwriting Activities

Writing Letters in a Sugar Cookie Sensory Tray

My son had a blast writing letters in a sugar cookie sensory tray! It engaged many of his senses and really encouraged him to practice writing the alphabet!

letter sounds icy tower set up Letter Sound Activities, Science Activities For Kids, Alphabet Activities, Literacy Activities, Preschool Activities, Sensory Table, Sensory Play, Preschool Block Area, Old Milk Bottles

Letter Sounds Activity Sensory Play

Enjoy hands-on learning with a simple icy letter sounds activity. Perfect for science, sensory and alphabet early learning play. Kids have fun practicing letter recognition, letter sounds, and fine motor skills while engaging in water sensory play. Make learning letter sounds fun and easy for kids with an ice melt science experiment. Make sure to check out all our fun ice melt activities. LETTER SOUNDS ACTIVITY AND SCIENCE ICE MELT Icy Sensory Play For Hands-On Learning and Play SUPPLIES…

 Construction themed centers and activities my preschool & pre-k kiddos will LOVE! (math, letters, sensory, fine motor, & freebies too) Preschool Centers, Activity Centers, Literacy Activities, Preschool Alphabet, Preschool Writing, Alphabet Crafts, Preschool Curriculum, Alphabet Letters, Preschool Ideas

Construction Themed Centers & Activities for Little Learners - Pocket of Preschool

Construction themed activities and centers inspiration is HERE! Get out your planner and let’s plan a ton of fun and engaging construction themed activities your little learners (Preschool, Pre-k, and kindergarten) will LOVE and learn a ton from! If you would like all the construction printables you can find them HERE. This post contains affiliate links....Read More

Muffin Tin Letter Sounds Activity - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls School Age Activities, Counting Activities, Stem Activities, Letter Sorting, Letter Sound Activities, Letter To Teacher, Beginning Sounds, Cool Lettering, Letter Sounds

Muffin Tin Letter Sounds Activity - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls

Here’s a fun letter sounds activity that you can set up in just a few minutes with a muffin pan, paper cupcake liners, and small objects from around the house! We’ve been loving using muffin tins for learning lately. Last week, we did a muffin tin coin counting activity, and while I was setting that […]

10 Anytime Alphabet Centres A Pinch of Kinder Abc Centers, Kindergarten Centers, Kindergarten Literacy, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Lessons, Literacy Activities, Teaching Resources, Preschool Writing Centers, Literacy Centres

10+ Anytime Alphabet Centres

Hi friends! Today I wanted to share some of my favourite alphabet centres with you! I'm hoping that it can become a reference for your weekly centre planning :) 1. ALPHABET PLAY DOUGH MATS Do your kids love play dough as much as mine do? I'm always looking for new play dough mats to add to the mix. I made these this summer and the letters are big enough to use with play dough or other loose parts like buttons or pom poms! Play dough is great for developing finger muscles which will help our…

Music & Movement

Balloon Games For Kids Indoor Activities Ideas Super Ideas Balloon Games For Kids, Group Games For Kids, Sports Games For Kids, Indoor Activities For Kids, Games For Teens, Kids Party Games, Children Games, Games For Preschoolers Indoor, Outdoor Activities

My Favorite Summer Activities For Preschoolers

I looked around Pinterest for cool summer activities for preschoolers and here is what I found. Outdoor fun for toddlers and preschoolers!

Alphabet Songs for Preschool Kids to Sing and Dance Along To Music Activities For Kids, Early Learning Activities, Preschool Music, Preschool Lesson Plans, Kids Songs, Literacy Activities, Toddler Preschool, Preschool Library, Preschool Teachers

Alphabet Songs for Preschool Kids to Sing and Dance Along To

More than 30 great alphabet songs for preschool and kindergarten! They're fun, engaging, and provide the kids with a meaningful way to practice their ABCs.

Art therapy activities for kids The Inspired Treehouse - 6 activities that encourage strengthening, direction ing, spatial awareness amp; coordination using streamers and fun music for motivation. Dance Activities For Kids, Gross Motor Activities, Art Therapy Activities, Preschool Activities, Creative Activities, Movement Preschool, Preschool Music, Physical Education Games, Physical Activities

6 Creative Movement Activities Using Streamers - The Inspired Treehouse

With a little imagination, streamers can become the centerpiece for a million awesome movement activities for kids. Check out these fun activities!

A week of indoor gross motor activities to get the kids moving when you're stuck inside. Rain Day Activities, Physical Activities For Toddlers, Activities For One Year Olds, Activities For Adults, Movement Activities, Indoor Activities For Kids, Infant Activities, Preschool Activities, Indoor Games

A Week of Indoor Gross Motor Activities | Hands On As We Grow®

This is a week of indoor gross motor activities that are just meant to burn off that extra energy when you're stuck inside.

Itsy Bitsy Science

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Art Exploration

yarn art projects for kids - art yarn projects & art yarn projects handspun & art yarn projects scarves & art yarn projects ideas & art yarn projects free pattern & yarn art projects for kids & art projects with yarn & yarn painting for kids art projects Yarn Crafts For Kids, Diy For Kids, Easy Crafts, Cardboard Crafts Kids, Kids Arts And Crafts, Teen Girl Crafts, Kids Fun, Cardboard Letters, Yarn Letters

Yarn Wrapped Cardboard Letters

I've been wanting to share these cardboard letters for so long! My art camp kids made them back in July. The other day, as I was going through these photos, I realized that four of

Explore the beauty of diversity with your baby by checking out these board books from SGCL's See Our World booklist. Teacher Workshops, Book Of Changes, Literacy Programs, Library Services, Play Based Learning, Book Categories, Book Club Books, Book Series, Early Literacy

Diverse Books for Babies

Explore the beauty of diversity with your baby by checking out these board books from SGCL's See Our World booklist.

Balloon Games For Kids Indoor Activities Ideas Super Ideas Balloon Games For Kids, Group Games For Kids, Sports Games For Kids, Indoor Activities For Kids, Games For Teens, Kids Party Games, Children Games, Games For Preschoolers Indoor, Outdoor Activities

My Favorite Summer Activities For Preschoolers

I looked around Pinterest for cool summer activities for preschoolers and here is what I found. Outdoor fun for toddlers and preschoolers!

Alphabet Songs for Preschool Kids to Sing and Dance Along To Music Activities For Kids, Early Learning Activities, Preschool Music, Preschool Lesson Plans, Kids Songs, Literacy Activities, Toddler Preschool, Preschool Library, Preschool Teachers

Alphabet Songs for Preschool Kids to Sing and Dance Along To

More than 30 great alphabet songs for preschool and kindergarten! They're fun, engaging, and provide the kids with a meaningful way to practice their ABCs.

An engaging picture book that uses food art to explore feelings. Would lend itself to all sort of fun extension activities at home. Kreative Snacks, Different Emotions, Breakfast For Kids, Breakfast Meals, Children's Picture Books, Best Fruits, Food Humor, Cooking With Kids, Dinner Plates

Foodie Faces

An engaging picture book that uses food art to explore feelings. Would lend itself to all sort of fun extension activities at home.

Motor Skills Preposition Game with Free Printable education activities classroom Preschool Classroom, Preschool Learning, Early Learning, In Kindergarten, Preschool Activities, Toddler Preschool, Teaching Kids, Positional Words Kindergarten, Aba Therapy Activities

Motor Skills Preposition Game

Free Printable preposition game for toddlers and preschoolers to help develop gross motor skills, fine motor skills, vocabulary and visual discrimination.

Work on fine motor skills and other concepts with these lock and key activities for kids. Great tray activities for kindergarten and preschool. Rhyming Activities, Preschool Literacy, Early Literacy, Kindergarten Classroom, Literacy Activities, Educational Activities, Activities For Kids, Educational Websites, Literacy Stations

Unlock The Rhyme - Rhyming Activity - No Time For Flash Cards

Quick and relatively easy educational activities are my favorite thing to have ready for my kids when they get home. Nothing too overwhelming but something small to supplement what they are doing in class. This simple rhyming activity for my daughter is the first we have done without pictures. We have often used stickers as […]

Could also be used in a spelling center.Lego-out the words. Lego learning games - exploring Lego and play dough. This is a great activity for sensory play, imaginative play, letter recognition and sight words. Alphabet Activities, Educational Activities, Preschool Activities, Learning Letters, Fine Motor Activities For Kids, Small Group Activities, Writing Letters, Learning Games For Kids, Leadership Activities

Learning with Lego - One Perfect Day

Lego and play dough are two of R’s (4 yrs) favourite ways to play. What could be more fun than combining the two? Lego bricks provide a fun and creative way to explore play dough. This activity began as a sensorial activity, then quickly moved into imaginative play and story telling and even included some …

50 Outdoor Summer Activities For Kids Alphabet treasure hunt Craft Activities For Kids, Summer Activities, Projects For Kids, Preschool Activities, Games For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Indoor Activities, Kid Games, Alphabet Activities

An Alphabet Adventure ... Virtual Book Club for Kids, July 2012 - Play Dr Mom

PlayDrMom takes us on An Alphabet Adventure using the book by Audrey and Bruce Wood, plus a ton of other fun ways to learn the ABCs.

Learning to write letters with a sugar cookie sensory tray! This is such a fun way to use your senses to learn the alphabet. This would make a great Christmas sensory writing activity! Preschool Literacy, Literacy Activities, Preschool Activities, Montessori Education, Spring Activities, Early Literacy, Christmas Activities, Christmas Ideas, Handwriting Activities

Writing Letters in a Sugar Cookie Sensory Tray

My son had a blast writing letters in a sugar cookie sensory tray! It engaged many of his senses and really encouraged him to practice writing the alphabet!

letter sounds icy tower set up Letter Sound Activities, Science Activities For Kids, Alphabet Activities, Literacy Activities, Preschool Activities, Sensory Table, Sensory Play, Preschool Block Area, Old Milk Bottles

Letter Sounds Activity Sensory Play

Enjoy hands-on learning with a simple icy letter sounds activity. Perfect for science, sensory and alphabet early learning play. Kids have fun practicing letter recognition, letter sounds, and fine motor skills while engaging in water sensory play. Make learning letter sounds fun and easy for kids with an ice melt science experiment. Make sure to check out all our fun ice melt activities. LETTER SOUNDS ACTIVITY AND SCIENCE ICE MELT Icy Sensory Play For Hands-On Learning and Play SUPPLIES…

 Construction themed centers and activities my preschool & pre-k kiddos will LOVE! (math, letters, sensory, fine motor, & freebies too) Preschool Centers, Activity Centers, Literacy Activities, Preschool Alphabet, Preschool Writing, Alphabet Crafts, Preschool Curriculum, Alphabet Letters, Preschool Ideas

Construction Themed Centers & Activities for Little Learners - Pocket of Preschool

Construction themed activities and centers inspiration is HERE! Get out your planner and let’s plan a ton of fun and engaging construction themed activities your little learners (Preschool, Pre-k, and kindergarten) will LOVE and learn a ton from! If you would like all the construction printables you can find them HERE. This post contains affiliate links....Read More