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Resources

1.      Local Library

--Books and media you can check out

--Library programs, such as storytimes and activities; look for a calendar of activities

--Interactive children’s areas, computers, etc.

2.     Bookstores, toy stores, home improvement stores & other venues often offer storytimes or children’s activities (crafts, kid projects, workshops, classes…)

3.     Community resources, Federal Parks, Zoos, etc

--Google your city or town (or nearby city), look for a calendar, upcoming events, parks, recreation …

--Google “things to do (your city)” –historic sites, museums (including children’s and science museums), outdoor activities, events …

--Google “free fishing days (in your state)”, and “free admission to national parks”

--Zoos, museums, etc often have free or reduced admission days; google “free museum day” annually hosted by Smithsonian magazine

4.     Local parenting/family publications/guides—often available for free at the local library or other venues have monthly calendars of local events

Here’s one list of non-local website recommendations:  https://blog.feedspot.com/parenting_magazines/

5.     An excellent parent resource (worth the money… available in various formats, from Amazon, etc.)  https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/scientific-secrets-for-raising-kids-who-thrive.html

6.     I really liked this site . . . Zero to Three  https://www.zerotothree.org/

Topics:  Early Development & Well-Being, Early Learning, and Parenting …

7.     Similarly, you can check out:  20 things your kid should know before Kindergarten  https://www.today.com/parents/things-your-kid-needs-know-kindergarten-I545485

and 5 skills your child should know before starting Kindergarten  https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/5-skills-kindergarten/

What Every Child Should Know Before Entering Kindergarten  https://www.ortingschools.org/Page/391 (wow . . . what they used to teach IN Kindergarten!)

8.      PBS kids  https://pbskids.org/   games, videos, etc.

National Geographic Kids  https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

9.      Various stations and sites have kids’ programming, including videos about our world, animals, etc.

10.  Videos and programs I liked (even the language videos are bilingual and address early concepts)

--“Baby Songs-ABC, 123, Colors, and Shapes” DVD

--“Here Come the ABCs”, by Disney Sound (They Might Be Giants) available at Amazon, and some parts online 

--We Sign (colors, etc) https://4parentsandteachers.com/products/we-sign.html

--Lyric Language series by Penton Overseas, Inc. (you can find some of the songs uploaded online, not as nice as the DVDs)

--Signing Time—you can find online, and DVDs (check your local library)

--Baby Einstein series—you can find online, and DVDs

--Haven’t tried but you can sample the Preschool Prep Company with this video/song

letters of the alphabet and their sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjOd6uPj_6c

11.Beside buying children’s CDs and DVDs, you can go to:

--The Kidsongs Channel on YouTube 

     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRAIPUXaI-nX6faTMa_STRA

--A great site for children’s song lyrics and songs you can listen to: https://www.kididdles.com/

--Here’s someone’s list of “Best Learning Websites for Toddlers and Preschoolers” https://www.familyeducation.com/fun/educational-websites/best-learning-websites-toddlers-preschoolers

--Free online Preschool Games  https://www.education.com/games/preschool/

--Free Educational Preschool Games and Apps for kids  https://www.abcya.com/grades/prek

--fun video to get you moving to the music:

     Sesame Street "Get on up and move" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh3p4Qr8Y

Sesame Street number songs—you can find online

a. Counting with the Count, 0-20 Number of the Day 

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zi8KbgVhFc

b.  Pinball Number Counting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOaZbaPzdsk

1. Song of One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsJRlfjYo9Y

2. Poor quality upload Number 2 song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=729PbEP6xo4

3. Do you see 3?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncoBmNwSNI

    Number 3 in the Forest  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL55pxo9nrU

4. Four Big Lions  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdQXbQ3ZH2E

    Feist sings to 4  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ9WiuJPnNA

    Count the 4 Bubbles  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDFyB6DPE7A

5. Pentatonix sings to 5  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-v-wMR69k

    Baker Number 5  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fzCnTg3kkA

6. Bert’s Favorite Number 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4OTRRmyTAA

    Six is the number that’s on my mind  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvZbSvrXST0

    Sesame Street Six Kids  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BShCnC17MxQ

7. Alligator King, number 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7kKeP4AfcA

    Baker Number 7—7 pumpkin pies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6azD23X9HtQ

    Girls clap out a song about seven  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5dXSzViz4U

    Jazz number 7  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GksEo8EDXiE

8. King of 8  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GOqM18Bhhg

    Baker #8  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZjObQW247Q

    8 Candyman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGpJJM2c7dg

9. My Martian Cutie (Number 9)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOAthOufeIU

    Classic Sesame Street song of nine  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLLGsrOj_Oc

    9 pigeons  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AXaWdM-h5s

    The Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Nine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY9gkIghK6U

10. Ten Tiny Turtles song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaBYIqMI2uc

      Baker number 10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts1WvLWbwEw

      Number Ten from Tennessee  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbElSDkdGY4

      Sesame Street Count to 10 book read aloud

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRujEf3omKM

11. Lovely Eleven Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-GM2v1dXcs

12. The Ladybug’s Picnic—12  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr8vUTm64h0

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