KINDERGARTEN READINESS
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prepare young children for success in kindergarten

 
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Useful Links

SITES FOR KIDS

Starfall- This is a great website to motivate children to learn to read with phonics! This site provides educational computer games and videos for kids in preschool and elementary school. Starfall also offers a Kindergarten Reading and Language Arts Curriculum and The Starfall Store with low-cost books and phonics journals that parallel the website.

ABCmouse.com: Full Online Preschool - Kindergarten
 

NickJr- Preschool activities and games

Dora the Explorer- Online games, puzzles, videos, and stories

KidPort Kindergarten
- Online math, science, language arts, social studies, and creative arts games

PBS Kids - Hundreds of fun, educational games for kids

KidSites

Disney

My Little Pony

Linkasaurus - Hundreds of official kids sites in one place

Barbie

Interactive Site- 80+ kid-friendly websites!

Busy Teachers Cafe- k-6 resources site for busy teachers. Offers lessons, ideas, themes, and more

Usborne Bookscarries a line of books called “Internet-linked” books. On the pages of these books are references to related kid-friendly internet sites! Usborne offers Internet-Linked books for various science and history related topics.



INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS

BabyZone (courtesy of Disney)- Kindergarten Readiness starts in the womb! This website provides educational information for families, especially for expectant mothers. Lots of fun information about getting pregnant, being pregnant, life with your baby, showers and parties and buying for babies.

Kindergarten Worksheets and Printables
Covering a wide range of subjects, these worksheets help keep the students engaged while giving them the repetition & fluidity essential in early education.  

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Take the Quiz! and get a customized readiness plan for your preschooler! Courtesy of Nick Jr. and Dora the Explorer

123Kindergarten - This website promotes kindergarten readiness and offers a daily blog to give teachers and parents quick and simple ideas and activities to promote readiness in reading, writing, math, physical development, and more


Parents - Expert advice and tools about pregnancy, baby, toddlers and kids, from the editors of Parents Magazine.

The Kindergarten Consultant
 - A Kindergarten Teacher's resource for new ideas, downloads, workshops, links and other resources, and a community where teachers can exchange information, ideas, and also be featured as Kindergarten Teacher of the Month!

Kindergarten.com - Early childhood education resources and lesson plans for kindergarten teachers and home school parents. Kindergarten Lesson Plans, Preschool Lesson Plans, Kindergarten Worksheets

Homeschool.com -  Homeschool.com has been in business for over 14 years helping homeschooling families like you get the information they need about the different curriculum, products and services offered to the homeschooling community. We strive to provide you with information about everything from products and services to the inspiring stories of homeschoolers around the world.

Teaching Techniques for Science Teachers

NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) - Search for an accredited, quality child care program in your area

Teach.com- Teach.com is a comprehensive resource for information on becoming a great teacher in any state across the country. It provides state specific information on how to become a teacher, teacher salaries, teaching credentials, teacher certification tests, alternative teacher certification, and much more.

Preschool Rainbow- Great resource for early childhood ideas, educational products, and lesson planning

Best on the Web for Teachers

Kid Source - This site provides in-depth & timely education & healthcare information that will make a difference in the lives of parents & children.

The Lesson Plans Page - 2,500+ Free Lesson Plans in Math Social Studies Art Language Arts Music PE Reading Writing Geography Science projects and Science lesson plans. Great educational resource for teachers and parents!

Language Art Skills - Teaching or learning language arts for ages 9 and up.

K Connect - The Kindergarten Connection offers free
lesson plans in math, language arts, literacy, games by Carol Gossett, Graduate courses through Fresno Pacific University, children's literature, art, early childhood cooking, new-teacher tips and more for Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade teachers.

Preschoolers Today - Preschoolers Today is your resource and community for parents of children ages 3-5. Find articles, expert advice, interactive tools, discussion, diaries and much more!

Busy Parents Online - Your parenting, baby, and special needs kids source.  Read articles on things not always seen in parenting publications, send e-cards, chat, shop, meet other busy parents and do it on a tight schedule! Stop by today and say hello

Parenting Teens - Information and articles for teen parenting,troubled teens,teen education, teen boot camps.Also provide parents to offer their views about military schools,boarding schools and parenting issues.

Study Skills and StrategiesHow-to-Study.com is the number one resource in the world for FREE information on study skills, study strategies and study aids.

PreKScholars - Family kits and teacher kits to prepare children for kindergarten

Summer Reading Flowchart (aimed at upper grades)

College isn't Cheap (Tips for saving now!)

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.


Leapfrog Learning Products for Preschool and Kindergarten -



Check out the 11 Best Toys of 2011!

HearthSong


The 12 Best Toys of 2010

Biggest Toy Recalls of 2010 - By Parents.com

Tips for Product and Toy Safety

Educational Toys Planet
 - A world of educational toys, games, crafts, and puzzles, to encourage your child’s curiosity, discovery, and creativity

Best-Online-Toys - Toy information lives here! Your reliable resource for award-winning toys, popular toys and brands, toys that kids love, and most importantly, safe and educational toys! We even have a section just for kids!

Brain Waves Toys 
- Science Toys, Educational Toys, Intelligent Toys - Brain Waves the Intelligent ToyStore. Science Kits, Rockets, Construction Toys, Electronic Kits, Chemistry sets, Brain Teasers, Magic, Illusions, Games,Puzzles, and Just Plain Fun.

Mastermind Toys - Educational children's toys for every age group. Toys for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children.

HearthSong - Shop By Age


Educational Toys | Digital Blue Toys | Birthday Present Ideas - Educational toys for children, science toys and Digital Blue products are great birhthday present ideas. Find these and many more toys for kids of all ages at toygroove.com.

The Creativity Institute - Toy Pianos, Puppet Theaters, Big Blocks and Educational Toys to Help Make Children More Creative. Also easels, doll houses, creative and educational toys for home or classroom. Child development articles to boost creativity in infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age children.

Discovery Telescopes

BABY PRODUCTS

Lil Baby Cakes - Adorable handmade diaper cakes for welcoming the new baby boy or girl home. Gender neutral designs are also available. Each design is based on today's most popular baby themes.

Brown Eyed Baby Boutique
 - Specialty baby gifts. Turn a baby gift into an heirloom. Specialize in baby gifts, personalized baby gifts, monogrammed diaper bags, baby shower gifts, personalized baby clothing and more to celebrate the arrival of a new baby 

Baby Sign Language - Teach babies sign language to enhance language development with these easy baby sign language lessons 

Baby Bedding and a Range of Accessories - Baby bedding is just one of our specialties, check out our online store today for unbeatable value in baby clothes toys, accessories and learning aids.

SaraBear Baby Gifts & Baby Gift Baskets
 - Baby Gifts, Baby Shower Gifts, Baby Gift Baskets, and our Unique Original Diaper Caddy.

Colic Website
 - The Colic Shop has the largest online selection of baby colic relief products.

I Shop For Baby - Offers top-quality, brand-name baby bedding, furniture, gear and accessories. Shop for cribs, cradle, changing tables, strollers, car seats, safety items, room decor and more.

 

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BOOKS



O’Block Books - Quality teaching supplies, materials, and resources, educational products, and classroom materials for educators, parents, and homeschoolers at affordable prices.

Classic Archive - Offers a large selection of online classic books, including cl assics such as Aesop's Fables, works by Robert Louis Stevenson, and many mo re stories to read to children. 

Rebellion Books - Empowerment. Inspiration. Online bookstore featuring exclusive self-help and edu cational books.

Heritage Book Shop - Heritage Book Shop and Bindery: Find thousands of rare books here. We are an internationally renowned antiquarian bookstore specializing in fine copies of first editions, manuscripts, and other desiderata.

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KD Novelties - Personalized childrens books, personalized books, personalized kids books, kids books, personalized stories, personalized childrens stories, childrens books, personalized story books

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SOFTWARE

Algebra Tutor Software - Solves problems in fraction of a second. Helps in understanding algebra problems.



Children's Educational Software - PlanetCDRom provides a full selection of low cost and free kids' software, including educational children's software and homeschooling software
 

Crayola.com!

 


VOLUNTARY PRESCHOOL-FOR-ALL WEBSITES

Early Education

OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES


Timer Countdown - Customizable timers for cooking, quizzes, chores, etc

Free Family Website resource, glitter text, and more! - A popular resource for family-related articles and links to other useful family websites. Create glitter text and day tickers too

Award Winning Gift Baskets 
- All baskets come in a variety of sizes and prices to fit any budget. We do hundreds of gift baskets and can customize to any occasion or holiday. Same day nationwide shipping.

Over 1500 products from Teacher Created Resources

E-Musical Gifts - Musical gifts you can see and hear! Browse our gift shop for jewelry and music boxes, snow globes, stuffed animals, corporate gifts and more.

EBay - Buy and sell electronics, cars, clothing, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods, digital cameras, and everything else on eBay, the world’s online marketplace. Sign up and begin to buy and sell - auction or buy it now - almost anything on eBay.com.

Juice Plus - Start getting healthy today! Give your child the gift of a healthy lifestyle. Teach them the life-long benefits of fruits and vegetables!

Mountain Homes Youth Ranch  - A therapeutic wilderness treatment program for troubled teenagers ages 12-17 that operates on a 15,000 acre working ranch in Northwest Colorado. Has been featured on the Dr. Phil show.


The National Directory of Family and Marriage Counseling 
- Offers many resources, articles, and a searchable database with counselor profiles from all over the states 

Link Partners - Free categorized directory of websites that exchange reciprocal links with other sites  

How To Become a Teacher - Search accredited online and campus-based colleges for teacher training, degree, and certification programs

How Much?! Calculating the Cost of Online Education

123Greetings.com - Free "New Baby" Ecards

GreetingsnEcards.com
 - Send these Free Love Greetings, Birthday Ecards, Friendship Ecards, Flowers & Gift Cards , Wedding, lovely ecards to your near and dear ones. All cards are free of cost



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