Early Years : OFSTED (UK) newsletter issue 3 http://tinyurl.com/ohxx4 This is the third issue of Ofsted Direct (UK).
Early Years, a quarterly newsletter for early years professionals in local authorities, providers and their representative organisations, government and interest groups.
This issue includes updates on:
- the childcare implications of the newly passed Childcare Act 2006 for parents, childcare providers and local authorities
- examples of outstanding practice in helping children enjoy and achieve
- a preview of the important report, Early Years: Safe and sound
- the changes to how we treat complaints and publish the results
- a final report on what providers think of Ofsted.
Seeing steps in childrens learning (QCA UK) http://www.qca.org.uk/13835.html 'Seeing steps in childrens learning' a booklet and DVD for early years practitioners following children as they develop their skills and understanding in a range of settings.
Up To Ten Kids http://www.uptoten.com Up To Ten Kids : 600+ games and activities... for preschool and primary.
A safe place to play and learn where children feel right at home, right away.
Parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers...
To maximize your children's on-line security and for your peace of mind, we recommend that you open an UpToTen User Account before your child plays and learns on UpToTen Kids.
Opening an UpToTen User Account is easy, free of charge and without any obligation.
Early Learning online Games at Quia http://www.quia.com/dir/el/ Early Learning online Games at Quia
Singular and Plural Nouns | How Long Do Animals Live? | RHYMING WORDS | My Colour Words | Winter Word Scramble | Identifying Numerals | Alphabet Match | Opposite Activities | Steiner Scavenger hunt | What am I? | I can read | Counting to 8 |
Busy Teacher's Cafe http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/ Busy Teacher's Cafe - This is a K-3 resource website for busy teachers like you! Here you can find free worksheets, lesson plans, classroom management ideas, great links, tips, and more!
| Units | Worksheets | Learning Centers | Pen Pal Exchange | How to Create a Webpage | Classroom Management | Kid Sites | Teacher Links |Internet Activities | Sites of the Month | Class Websites | Class Website of the Month |Teacher Tips | Submit Your Ideas | School Graphics | Online Quizzes |
Adventures with Posnayko (by subscription) http://www.posnayko.com An online educational magazine for kids 4-7.
A fun way to learn ?cool games, stories, pictures, jokes, and music. A family friendly site ?no chat, no violence, and no advertising. Children and parents love it!
Posnayko.com gives your child access to a Treasure Chest where a completely new MEGAzine is presented every month. Posnayko offers 120 fascinating learning opportunities over a one-year subscription, comics to read, color-ins to print out, and crafts to do. A monthly contest reinforces the learning activities and rewards your child with a prize.
Teaching Treasures http://www.teachingtreasures.com.au/free_resources.html The following worksheets are ideal for those times when precious spare minutes may be filled with a quick activity. Where possible, answers are provided which may be printed or you can access the answers at any time online or you could make them available offline for your convenience.
Mathematics | Science | Social Studies | alphabet | add | marsupial mole | France | make words | how many | Science | seals | volunteers are great | English | how many | wombats | be a volunteer | English | Nouns | cubes | sugar | glider | Australia | Spelling | take away kangaroos | USA | writing | number recognition | dingoes | Africa | Health | Language | Art | Technology | healthy bones | what is a language | basic Art | take a ride |
body parts | languages | the four seasons | technology | don't get sick | excuse me | symmetry | recycle technology | danger | dog fun model (maths & art) | attitudes & values | number snake (maths & art) |
Hiyah ... online classic stories http://www.hiyah.com/ Classic Children's Stories, illustrated and with audio narration. You can read along in the text, sit back and listen, or turn the sound off and read for yourself.
ebook | online | story | stories | Beauty and the Beast | Country Mouse and Town Mouse | Jack and the Beanstalk | The Little Mermaid | The Pied Piper | Robin Hood | The Tin Soldier | The tortoise and the Hare | The three Little Pigs | The New Baby | Try, Try Again | Facing Your Fear | Just the Way You Are | The Shoemaker and the Elves |
The Reading Village http://www.readingvillage.com/ A site designed as a free, safe, online learning environment that promotes reading and writing skills for children aged three to seven. Start off by taking the tour of the village given by Kenny, pre-readers can listen to narrated stories and explanations and watch as the words are highlighted.
Celebrate the 100th day at school http://users.aol.com/a100thday/ideas.html Thanks to the many teachers, librarians, principals, media specialists, and other educators who contributed all of these wonderful 100th Day of School celebration ideas listed below.
Project Approach in Early Childhood and Elementary Education http://www.ualberta.ca/~schard/projects.htm ...a well-done site covering the theory and practice of project-based learning in the younger grades, although the theory presented transcends age level groups
The Perpetual Preschool http://perpetualpreschool.com/ This site was built to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all those who contribute to the perpetual education of young children. While visiting, hands-on participation is encouraged! Feel free to explore all of the areas in the preschool. Please add to this site by sharing your wonderful ideas for working with young children.
Stories & Fairy Tales http://www.cln.org/themes/fairytales.html Curriculum Resources and Lesson Plans for lots-&-lots pf stories and fairy tales ... even a section linked to different countries. (site based in Canada)