Preschool Favorites

Here are some of our favorite learning resources for preschoolers, parents and learning! It’s a work in progress – check back often!

TV – pretty much, keep all screen time under 2 hours a day and steer clear of mainstream TV; it’s too violent and provocative. For more info and research, check out The Elephant in the Living Room.

  • Super Why
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
  • Mister Rodger’s Neighborhood
  • Blue’s Clues
  • Dora
  • Bob the Builder

GAMES & TOYS

  • Wall Pops Kids World Map  (it a decal and you can write on it with dry erase!)
  • Peg-it Number Boards
  • Melissa and Doug Children of the World Floor Puzzle
  • Share, save, spend bank (Mudpuppy in the City Bank)
  • Uno – the card game
  • Kid-size yoga mat
  • Primary Science Set by Learning Resources
  • Gears! Gears! Gears! by Learning Resources
  • Art supplies in a shoe box (some ideas: non-toxic / washable paint, chubby paint brushes, colored and white paper, glue stick, preschool scissors, glitter, large sparkles, colored tissue paper)

ONLINE GAMES AND APPS

MUSIC

  • Music with Sara
  • Sing with Senor
  • Lo Mejor de Columbia by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (instrumental Spanish)
  • Songs for Children in Spanish by Elena Pa Travesi
  • The  Hokey Pokey – Learning with Action Songs by Fisher Price

BOOKS FOR KIDS

  • Fire! Fuego! Brave Bomberos by Susan Middelton
  • A Ver el Mundo Nos Vamos by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Sali de Paseo (I went walking) by Sue Williams
  • Mis Amigos by Taro Gomi
  • We All Sing with the Same Voice by J. Philip Miller
  • The Earth Book by Todd Parr
  • The Thankfulness Book by Todd Parr
  • The Family Book by Todd Parr
  • I Spy books of all kinds and themes
  • Alpha Block by Christopher Franceschelli
  • Richard Scarry’s ABC Word Book
  • Richard Scarry’s Find Your ABCs
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
  • Wipe Clean Workbook Tracing and Pen Control by Rodger Priddy

BOOKS FOR PARENTS

  • Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • The Elephant in the Living Room: Make TV Work for Your Kids
  • Little Girls Can Be Mean by Michelle Anthony
  • Wild Things by Stephen James (about raising boys)
  • World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements by John Hunter
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  • NurtureShock: new Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman