Early Childhood Educators & Providers
Strategies to Nurture Reading


Looking for something more than Facebook and Pinterest ideas? The following sites offer strong curriculum themes, activities, and printables to inspire and build-upon and you don't have to be a member!

This resource delineates teaching and childcare components for preschoolers. However, please explore both as many early childhood educators do pieces from both areas.

Activity Idea Place
"This theme-based resource that began as an Early Childhood Education project called The File Box contains over 200 lesson plan themes for toddler through kindergarten."

Creative Preschool Teaching Themes
This thematic site provides themes, learning centers, and activities.

Every Child Ready to Read
"Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® (ECRR) is a parent education initiative. It stresses early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child's life. The updated and expanded 2nd edition of Every Child Ready To Read incorporates simple practices, based on research, to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five."

Everything Preschool
"This site contains over 30,000 preschool education activities separated into over 100 themes, 26 alphabet areas, and lesson plans."

These preschool lesson plans, printables, events, and resources are easily adaptable to children ages 2-6 years.

MeL Kids
The Michigan eLibrary offers Storytimes and Games and Activities that are engaging and educational. MeL Kids and its databases offer strong curriculum support and will assist in implementing technology in a developmentally appropriate manner.

Nuttin' But Preschool
This site states they have "printables galore!" They are correct. Themes, lesson plans, finger plays, and songs are just to name a few.

Preschool Plan It
There are 6 main sections and they are: Lesson Plans, The Classroom, The Preschoolers, Families, Teacher specific information, and Director/Administrator information.

Reading Rockets: For Teachers
"Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help." This section of Reading Rockets covers a multitude of topics for teachers from classroom strategies to literacy in STEM.

Additional Websites:

Early Childhood Teacher Information (Sensory, interactive, hands on learning ideas)
Early Childhood Resources for Teachers (Creative sites to collaborate, share and get ideas for your early childhood classroom)
Michigan Early Childhood Teacher Information (Curriculum, Oakland County ISD, State of Michigan Early Childhood Information)

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Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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