Early Childhood

The Activity Cupboard
hundreds of craft ideas arranged by subject

Activity Idea Place
over 1000 activity ideas for young children - theme based art, math, science, games, songs, dramatic play, etc. and lesson plans and curriculum ideas for preschool and toddler teachers

Activity Search
searchable database of 400+ original K-8 classroom activities and lesson plans for teachers and parents - search for activities by both curriculum area and grade level

Alex's Scribbles - Koala Trouble Stories
interactive stories about Max the koala bear, illustrated with drawings by his 5-year-old human friend Alex

Amazing Adventure Read-A-Long Stories
Filled with family-oriented activities and read-along stories. Requires Netscape 3x or above

Beantime Stories
Join Tippity Witchet as she tells Beantime Stories. Also don't miss the Learning Resources at the bottom of the page for correlating projects and activities.

Berenstain Bears
Try the maze to Bigpaw's Lair - just make sure you don't wake him up! Sister's got a secret message for you - can you solve it? Take a tour of the Bears' Tree House from the cellar all the way up to Brother and Sister's room. Visit the library or take in a movie. Send an e-mail to Mama, Papa, Sister or Brother (or the whole family).

Billy Bears Playground
so much for kids that you just have to go there to discover it all

Candlelight Stories - Children's Stories and Educational Entertainment
traditional and new stories for children as well a e-cards, games, and fun activities

Carlos' Coloring Book
click on the color and then click on the picture

Children's Literature - Resources for Parents
annotated list of reading resources that's great for teachers, too

Children's Storybooks Online
original illustrated stories

Colgate's Kids World
all about tooth care presented in a very fun way

Crayola
craft central, coloring book, stratum, online art, game room, inside crayola, and a teacher section

CyberNetiquette
An entertaining, interactive way for families to learn valuable lessons about online safety

Davis Farmland
visit the Farm Fun page for sounds and games, send a virtual postcard, or learn about endangered species of livestock

Disney
fun for everyone

Download a Dinosaur
easy-to-make paper dinosaurs designs that you print, cut, fold, and paste

Education Place Fun Stuff
games and activities including Wacky Web Tales

Education World: Early Childhood Center
Created to celebrate and support the creativity and dedication of all those who participate in the education of young children. Teachers, parents, aides, and administrators are encouraged to explore these resources and share your ideas for working with young children.

EduPuppy
everything for Preschool-Grade 2 - a prescreened database providing a comprehensive cornerstone for Early Childhood Educators using the Internet

The Electronic Zoo
all about zoos, animals, and pet care

Fun Brain
math baseball, change maker, spell check, fun match, and wacky tales

Idea Box
Early childhood education and activity resources

Jump Start
games and activities for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and older children

Kindergarten Connection
lesson plans in all areas of the curriculum; Teacher-To-Teacher Tips including classroom management strategies, bulletin board ideas, and more; research articles; links to other educational resources; trade book reviews; online educational materials for sale; and contests to win free classroom materials

Lil' Fingers Storybooks
computer storybook site for toddlers - designed with young children in mind using... Large Buttons for Little Fingers, Large Text Animation, Bright Colors, Quick Loading Pages

Little Explorers Dictionary
Picture-dictionary format is used to link to hundreds of carefully-chosen child-friendly sites around the world. Since the pictures are links, even pre-readers can surf with a minimum of help and guidance from their favorite adult. Also English-French, English-German, English-Portuguese, or the English-Spanish versions are available.

Live and Learn: The Learning Pages
gateway to educational resource materials, free software, informative articles, online games, interesting educational links for teachers and parents

Nick Jr.
play to learn with Blue's Clues, Franklin, Kipper, Maisy, Little Bear and other favorite TV characters

Online Activities for Kids
lots of activities for kids ages 5 - 12 including some very good ones for math

PBS Kids
links to all your favorite kids shows plus some fun activities

Perpetual Preschool
Created to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all those who contribute to the perpetual education of young children.  ...an invaluable asset to Early Childhood Educators across the world.

Poison Prevention
Kids - we've got games, coloring book stuff, and a certificate for you! Grownups - take a look at your part of this site for ideas on using it with young children!

Sea World
Hidden Key Adventure, photo of the day, and information on SeaWorld

Sesame Street Central
fun activities and games from the Sesame Street gang - some parts of the site require Netscape 3x or above

Silly Billy's World
original stories for children from Silly Billy