Hotlist for K-2
An Internet Hotlist on K-2
created by Jean Stanziale
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Here are some favorite sites for early childhood teachers.
The Internet Resources
and Fairy Tales
- Hiyah.com - Books to read
along. Games and activities,too!
- Children's Storybooks
Online - There are original stories with color illustrations for young
children as well as older children and young adults. Children's Storybooks
Online seeks to combine education and entertainment to amuse and engage
children's imaginations. There are riddles, mazes,coloring book pages and a
page with children's links that have won Children's Storybooks Online Award
- KidzSing Garden of
Songs - Nursery rhymes and songs to which you can listen and sing.
- Kid's Corner -
Featuring Beatrix Potter. Stories,rhymes,and an audio slide show.
- THESE ARE
THE LETTERS OF THE ALPHABET - Animated Storybooks Online
- Interactive Sentences - Beginning
writers and ESL students create basic sentences from on-screen words. Then
they can press 'run' and watch as the sentences are animated! http://www.zeeks.com
- An animated story of the alphabet.
- Mathstories - This site has over
2,000 math problems. These problems range in grade levels 1-8th grade. The
site is updated on a monthly basis.
- The Counting
Story - An online picture book with moving bunnies to teach counting.
- Bronx Zoo - Information and
Coloring Book - Animals from the rainforest in ABC order, created by
- The Buzz About Bees~Tales>From
Child - Specifically designed for the younger set, many resources are
offered here to teach your students about astronomy. A NASA project.
- The Animal
Alphabet - Interactive animal alphabet. When you click on a picture you
will learn more about the animal. In the text you will find links to other
World Wide Web Sites that feature animals.
- Information on dinosaurs.
- The Children's
Butterfly Site - A wonderful resource for information and activities on
Giant Leap for Early Childhood - An Internet WebQuest on a Space Unit
for Early Childhood Grades.
- Apples and More -
Everything you wanted to know about apples, including lessons and games.
- 3D Insects -
If you like real insects, you would love virtual insects because you can see
them big without a microscope. Virtual insects are clean and have no smell,
they will not bite or sting you. And some times they look even better than
info for K-2 - Filamentality hotlist for sites on the rainforest.
SEED TO PLANT: - A primary unit emphasizing hands-on exploration to
learn about seeds, plant requirements, and plant parts. The entire lessons
will cover a good two weeks of science classes.
Fly, Colorful Butterflies Hotlist - The children will be able to create
and color their favorite butterflies and put in their butterfly book using
SHAPES, RAINBOWS, AND ROBINS - For each month of the year, find science
and nature activities and projects for preschoolers and kinder-garten
- Whales - Several
different types of resources are suggested to com- plement this unit on the
characteristics and behaviors of whales. Scroll down for classroom
activities, including comparison charts, drawings, using given internet
resources for research and compiling questions, whale stories, whale math
activities, and more. For grades K-3.
- CINCO DE MAYO
ACTIVITIES - Early elementary--songs, games, centers, cooking, art--all
based on a Cinco de Mayo theme.
- Ben's Guide to U.S.
Government for Kids - A specific area for K-2 activites involving the
following topics: Our Nation, Your Neighborhood,Ben's ABCs,Symbols of
U.S.Governement,Games and Activities,and U.S. Government web sites for kids.
Lincoln Treasure Hunt Questions - A set of questions is provided to be
used in concert with Abraham Lincoln Online. This is a simple webhunt, and
could easily be completed by grades 1 through 3.
- Mr. Flacks
Resourceful Website - Educator Jim Flack of North School in Lancaster,
Ohio offers his extensive website for reader use...
- Lightspan - Find many educational
resource materials here.
- Build a bear - Go to fun and
games. An interactive early elementary site.
and Crafts - Primary grade activities.
- MAKE A PAPER-BAG
PONCHO - Kindergarten/early elementary level--this age will enjoy not
only making their own costumes, but parading around the classroom with them
Learning Activities - Think! Play! Win! Games to Learn By.
- Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey
Circus - Go to fun and games for interactive games. Students can create
a clownface or play basketball.
WORKSHEET PAGES: - Visit this site for printable worksheets in just
about every subject. As well as the usual core material, you can also find
worksheets for scavenger hunts, calendar activities, state worksheets,
citizenship awards, and more. Worth bookmarking.
- Internet Educational Workshop - This is
a handy-dandy workbook that you can use every day--either in your classroom,
or to create homework assignments for students to work on at home. It's
available in either hardcopy (printable) or interactive format. Graded from
K through 6, it provides a math database: drills of skills by grade and
level, of 5 - 10 minute exercises,with several exercises available for each
- Learningplanet.com -
- Kathy Schrock's Guide
for Educators - Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized
list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is
updated daily to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
- Houghton Mifflin Education Place -
Education Place: Elementary resources for teachers, students, and parents.
Includes Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies Centers, activity
database, educational games, and textbook support.
- Information and links about holidays throught the world and throughout the
- KINDER KLICKS: - Kinder
Klicks is written by Spike-the-Wonder-Dog's (author of Kid Klicks)vivacious
younger cousin from Charleston. Miss Rosalind paws a daily newsletter for
the younger set. She is witty, charming, and bright, and looks forward to
sharing many fun activities with her favorite playmates -kids! Every day
she'll send games, jokes, craft projects, songs, rhymes, pre-school
readiness activities and more! (Ages 3-7) You can sign up for the daily
newsletter at this URL. Written from the viewpoint of an affable poodle,
Miss Rosalind, Kinder Klicks shares jokes and games, crafts, songs, and
activities especially selected for the younger crowd. You are welcome to
subscribe and unsubscribe at any time.
- It's easy to play Swing Machine Connect-the-Dots: Just start clicking the
dots when the image is loaded! When you have connected all the dots,click
the 'Solution' button to see if you got it right!
- ZOOM SCHOOL
- EnchantedLearning.com - ZOOM SCHOOL is an on-line elementary school
classroom with lessons in geography,biology,language arts, and early
- Training Wheels -
Training Wheels for Early Childhood Education works to increase the
knowledge base and practical skills of parents,educators, and other
concerned adults as a way of improving the lives of all young children.
Childhhood Thematic Units - These units are designed and published
through a Technology Grant Project supported by the San Bernardino County
Schools, Special Services, Special Education Division. The intent of this
Grant is to design Early Childhood Thematic Units that incorporate
technology throughout the curriculum.
- The Idea Box - Early Childhood
Education and Activites resource.
- The Fun School - Here at funschool.com,
you will find engaging educational content for your students. All content is
original and created for your student's learning experience. These pages are
updated regularly with new activities and curriculum.
- The Hall of Early
Childhood - Early Childhood and special population resources for
teachers and parents.
Internet Hotlist on Kindergarten Sites - You COULD look for years to
find great games for Kindergarten students, but why not use these links
instead! Each game was carefully chosen because it can be used independently
by Kindergarten students. Where applicable, the ASD Standard is listed.
- Color online! Practice your art with our online coloring book. Make sure
you have Shockwave installed. Then click the start button to begin. Check
out fun and games,also.
- Fun with Spot -
Spot can be a wonderful ally in a playgroup or classroom because he is
already a familiar figure to any young child. The bold outlines and
colorful, simple pictures in the Spot books are easily recognizable and of
course, Spot is an early learner himself whether off on a trip to the
outside world, going on vacation or coping with a new sibling. Spot's
friendly face and jolly personality will reassure children that acquiring
new skills isn't just hard work - it can be fun too!
- Childfun.com - Who says parenting can't
be fun? Activities and coloring pages.
- Safe-T Frog
- Do you know safety rules for around the street? How smart are you? Safe-T
Frogg wants to know. He is going to ask you a few questions.
- Homepage for Parents to Visit - This
is for Safe-T Frog certificates. If you don't sign up on the home page, the
certificates will not print with your name on it.
- Teaching with the
Web - Many activities for many topics.
||Content by Jean Stanziale, JeanStan@yahoo.com
Last revised Mon Apr 9 7:33:41 US/Pacific 2001