Learning Resources for Young Children

Reading Power’s professional educators have put together this catalog of learning resources to support children’s literacy learning.

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Enjoy favorite children’s books being read by Reading Power educators! Click on a book to open a READ ALOUD video!
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
A Porcupine Named Fluffy
Fortunately
Waiting Is Not Easy!
The Listening Walk
Elmer
I Am Human
Every Thing On It
One of Each
Little Pea
Every Thing On It
The Great Blueness
Just For You
Creepy Pair of UNderwear
The Empty Pot
Are You a Horse?
Peanut Butter Rhino
Stick and Stone
Ribbit!
Where's Spot?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Dragon Was Terrible
Make Way For Ducklings
The Story of Ferdinand
How to Get a Gorilla Out of Your Bathtub
Chrysanthemum
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
Clap Your Hands
Where's My Teddy?
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Are You My Mother?
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Big Money Hunt

Experience Learning Through Virtual Field Trips, Activities, and More!

Focusing on word and letter recognition. Includes an Alphabet Trail, Alphabet Tic Tac Toe, FAST WORD lists, upper and lower case letters.

Focusing on reading comprehension and making connections, sight words, reading strategy bookmarks and writing activities.

Focusing on poetry and reading comprehension. The packet includes poems and activities for every day of the week.

Focusing on word families, FAST word games, rhyming games and more!

This back to school learning kit features a Heart Map, Before You Read Die games, Color Walks and Conversation Starters.

Due to COVID-19 school closures, many education companies are offering free subscriptions for all of their learning materials and provide activities you can do at home.

Make learning experiential and memorable! Click here to download more than 30 scavenger hunts that will help your children become better readers and writers!

Inspiration Laboratories provides science projects, reading and spelling games, arts and crafts, and recipes with detailed instructions for assured fun.

Check out this resource for interesting information about weather and climate, plants and animals, water, the atmosphere and energy. Also found here are experiments you can do at home, such as making a solar oven or a terrarium and much more.

This article acts as an important resource for teachers in this period of social distancing. It is a basic guide to help educators, administrators, and parents avoid the problems that come with this quick jump to online learning.

Reading Resources for Parents

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Loving2Read

Loving2Read is a large catalog of free online children’s books with a built-in recorder that counts the books you and your child have read while on the site. The system allows parents and children to set reading goals.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is an educational site that offers exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace.

Storyline Online

Storyline online provides streaming videos of celebrated actors reading children’s books such as Wanda Sykes reading The Case of The Missing Carrot Cake, Betty White reading Harry the Dirty Dog, and many more.

Scholastic Writing Prompts

Scholastic’s writing prompt tool helps parents give children writing prompts for their own stories in different genres such as adventure, fantasy, or sci-fi.

Learning Shows for Children, by Network

From Netflix

Age 6+

Babies

Expedition China

Ghost of the Mountains

Planet Earth

Age 7+

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Pick of the Litter

The Short Game

Age 8+

Dancing with the Birds

Age 9+

Chasing Coral

Age 10+

Before the Flood Harry & Snowman

This link will take you to a list of 150+ educational shows on Netflix split apart by genres including animals, space, history, geography and many more.

From Amazon Prime

Age 4+

Tumble Leaf

Age 6+

March of the Penguins

Age 7+

Wonders of the Sea

Age 8+

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

The Biggest Little Farm

Age 9+

Kindness is Contagious

Age 10+

Make Believe On the Way To School ​Far From the Tree

From Disney+

Age 2+

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Age 3+

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Alice in Wonderland

Age 4+

The Jungle Book

Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Age 5+

101 Dalmatians Bolt A Bug’s Life Cars Dumbo The Great Muppet Caper Toy Story Toy Story 4

Age 6+

The Absent-Minded Professor Aladdin The Emperor’s New Groove Finding Dory The Great Mouse Detective Ice Age The Lion King Moana The Muppet Movie Ratatouille

Age 7+

Bedknobs and Broomsticks Escape to Witch Mountain Hercules The Incredibles

From Hulu

Age 3+

Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Lost and Found

Age 4+

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Age 5+

Charlotte’s Web Dr. Seuss: The Lorax

Age 6+

Free Willy One Crazy Cruise Snoopy, Come Home

Age 7+

Hercules Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs: Wakko’s Wish

From PBS

Age 2+

Sesame Street

Age 3+

​The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Age 4+

Sid the Science Kid

Age 5+

The Electric Company Word Girl

Age 6+

Design Squad Nation