Resources to empower
Children in kindergarten build their independence, self-reliance and self-confidence. These skills begin developing at home as children take more responsibility for simple tasks such as dressing themselves with less outside help. Being prepared for school includes academic knowledge such as recognizing their first and last name but children also will also need to be able to communicate their needs, feelings and interests.
Understanding place value and base-ten concepts is critical for all young children’s ability to compute using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Here are some simple games to help children explore these important place value ideas and have fun at the same time.
Counting is the most basic of all number skills and the most natural place for very young children to begin learning mathematics. This article is a primer on how parents might start their young children in the wonderful world of counting—and plant the seeds of enjoying math at a young age.
A great place for parents to start supporting their children’s mathematics learning is Early Learning Math at Home, short parent guides to mathematics education. These booklets, provided by the California Mathematics Council (CMC), were written expressly for parents and guardians of Pre-K children. This booklet contains straight-forward information, practical suggestions, and resources for families who wish to better understand the importance of mathematics and the role they can play in helping children learn this critical subject.
Play reading games with characters from Sesame Street for younger children.
Explore reading and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters.
An E-book library, Oxford Owl provides many free resources to support teaching and learning in primary schools and at home while others can be purchased with a subscription.
Storyline Online is a children's literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.
Epic provides access to over 40,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Create a login and it's free!
Phonics Games for Kids Phonics Games Online by Level, Preschool Reading Games, Kindergarten Reading Games, 1st Grade Reading Games, 2nd Grade Reading Games. Covering, Letters of the Alphabet, Short Vowels, Beginning and Ending Consonants, Long Vowels, Vowel Digraphs, S Blends, R Blends, L Blends, R-controlled Vowels, Special Vowels, Diphthongs and more. Copyright KizPhonics.com
Phonic sounds help kids identify alphabets. Identifying and reading phonics form the building blocks of a child’s language development. At SplashLearn, we’ve merged this fundamental learning requirement with interactive games to make learning phonics an engaging experience for your child!
The Reading Machine provides links to 36 online games to help you teach and reinforce important reading skills, and to help your students practice and enhance their skills. The games make great "reward time" activities too.
The importance of vocabulary and tips for teaching it.
ReadWorks is a free website offering research-based strategies and resources for differentiated reading instruction, specifically comprehension. Access thousands of high-quality, free K-12 articles.
Reading is like a mathematical equation, find out what helps to move reading forward in our young readers. YouTube Video by University of Florida Literacy Institute.
Timothy Shanahan shares best practices for teaching reading and writing. This week he answers questions and share more about the Science of Reading.
Online article providing information about the Five Key Elements of Scientific Reading Instruction and the Three Elements of Science-Based Phonics Instruction.
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is a program of the California Department of Education. The CREEC Network fosters regional partnerships throughout the state of California to promote environmental education and environmental literacy by providing teachers with access to high quality professional learning opportunities and education resources. Along with statewide sponsors and partners, each of the 11 California CREEC Regions provides professional learning opportunities and resources to educators as well as foster communications among schools and organizations interested in supporting the environmental literacy of California’s teachers and students. More information on the CDE’s CREEC Network program is posted on the CDE website. For Region 10 - RIMS information & resources go to: https://www.creec.org/Home/Region/10
Celebrate and gain a greater understanding of California’s Arts Education Framework! Learn how the Arts Education Framework supports: Developing students’ artistic literacy Implementing the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve (Arts Standards) Providing equitable arts education for each and every student
The Environmental Education Collaborative (EEC), with the help of educational and community partners, created this digital environmental resource for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties - Environmental Learning Resources Guide. This guide was developed to help educators and community members find sites and programs about natural resources and sustainability. This guide provides information on programs for all ages from early childhood through adult, as well as information on professional training opportunities.
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. Be sure to explore #metkids in the dropdown menu!
An amazing free interactive Art website! So much to explore, play and investigate!
Create CA advocates for high quality arts education for all students by providing policy expertise and by mobilizing a statewide network of advocates and allied partners.
The California Arts Project (TCAP) is a collaborative, statewide network of teachers and university scholars with the singular goal of expanding student access to and improving student artistic literacy development in dance, media arts, music, theatre, visual, and career arts.
The Arts are the Seeds of Innovation. Arts Connection is dedicated to stimulating creative and economic vitality and enriching lives throughout the communities we serve by providing support, promotion, education, and advocacy for the arts.