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Somer Lewis
lewiss@uncw.edu
910.962.7244

Watson College of Education
UNCW
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Early Childhood Education Websites

Quicklinks

Articles of Interest

Investing in Our Children
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR898/
An online publication that answers: “What we know and what we don’t know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions.”

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Teacher Support Networks


Early Childhood Center
http://www.education-world.com/early_childhood/
Newsletter, articles, and additional resources

Early Childhood.com
http://www.earlychildhood.com/
News, Activities, Curriculum Ideas, and Message Boards

Professional Association for Childhood Education
http://www.pacenet.org/
Join as a member and receive tons of resources, info on conferences, and newsletters.

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General Lesson Plans


Developmental Activities
http://www.liveandlearn.com/1to2.html
Activities for children 1-2 yrs old

PE Preschool Lesson Plans
http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/searchresults.asp?category=50
A long list of PE activities

Preschool Lesson Plans
http://www.funlessonplans.com/

Preschool Themes and Lesson Plans
http://www.first-school.ws/themes.html

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Arts & Crafts / Fun & Games


Kinder Art
http://www.kinderart.com/
A site dedicated to art education, lists activities, lesson plans, and additional resources.


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Reading/Writing

Bookhive
http://www.bookhive.org/activities/top20booklists/
A book list of top 20 rated books for levels PreK-6 along with book reviews

Carol Hurst’ Children’s Literature Site
http://www.carolhurst.com
A collection of reviews of great books for kids as well as ways to incorporate them in the classroom.

Classic Stories Online
http://lightupyourbrain.com/stories
MP3 audio books that you read while listening to

Clifford's Interactive Storybook
http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm
A phonics game for young readers

Handwriting Worksheets and Printables
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/handwriting.htm

I’m Reading!
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-c/index/load.htm?f
Short stories and plays for young readers

Kid’s Corner
http://wiredforbooks.org/kids.htm
Beatrix Potter stories and pictures

StoryArts.Org
http://www.storyarts.org
A site dedicated to the art of story telling, includes stories, activities, and lesson plans


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