Resources for Preschool

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silent letter e

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Preschool–grade 2

Silent Letter E

Sing along to this catchy tune and learn how the letter E can turn a "dud" into a "dude"!

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Preschool–grade 2

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Author Joanna Ho reads her book about an Asian American girl who notices her unique features like those of her sister, mother, and grandmother.

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Thank you for being my light!

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Thank You Cards

Show you care by sending a thank you card. Choose to print, color, or send electronically.

Video

Preschool–grade 2

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

What if all your wishes could come true? Find out what happens to Sylvester and how he learned to be grateful for what he has.

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cartoon man looking at a castle

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Learn Through Stories

Fairy tales and fables in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and English include audio and video downloads for offline use. Use the closed-captioning (CC) to follow along in English or your native language.

Video

Preschool–grade 3

Trombone Shorty

Listen to the true story of a boy who discovered his musical talent, worked hard, and grew up to be an award-winning musician.

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starfall library samples

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade K

Starfall Library

Choose a book, listen, and follow along to fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

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Preschool–grade K

We're Different, We're the Same

Listen as Gordon reads a book about how people might look different from each other, but also have lots of similarities.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Libby

Check out ebooks and audiobooks from public libraries for free. Read and listen to your selections directly within the app.

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade K

Daniel Tiger Stories

Listen to Daniel read stories aloud, and learn important social-emotional skills along the way.

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take a trip through space

Worksheet

Preschool

Take a Trip Through Space

Learn about the solar system in this printable storybook. Make sure to watch the video first, and then color in the pages.

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julie andrews library

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

Julie Andrews Reads Aloud

Enjoy listening to the original Mary Poppins read a variety of wonderful stories.

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Thank you for being my light!

Activity

Preschool–grade 12

Thank You Cards

Show you care by sending a thank you card. Choose to print, color, or send electronically.

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cartoon penguin and scrubs

Activity

Preschool

Scrubbing with the ABCs

Visualize germs, how they work, and why we wash our hands, all while working on your alphabet skills.

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cartoon characters

Activity

Preschool–grade 1

Obstacle Course for Literacy

Get outside—or stay in!—and create an obstacle course that gets kids moving and building literacy skills.

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a maze made with tape and written letters

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Solve an A-Maze-Ing Letter Maze

Find your way to some early literacy skills in this fun, and active, letter-learning game.

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an apple made out of paper

Activity

Preschool

A Letter a Day

Use this crafty activity to help your little one learn and identify letters of the alphabet.

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various toys laid out

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Create a Story Box

Stretch your imagination by making up stories using a mixture of household items placed in a box.

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child playing with paper cutouts

Activity

Preschool

Make Your Own Name Puzzle

Help young kids put all the pieces together as they learn to spell their own name, building foundational literacy skills along the way.

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z is for zebra

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Make an Alphabet Poster

Create an original illustrated alphabet poster (or 26 individual letter pages) to display in your home.

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letter cutouts pasted on a wall

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Find Sight Words Everywhere

Cut and paste your way to sight word mastery with this easy-to-make reading and literacy activity.

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Stuffed Animal Story Time

Have kids gather all their stuffed animals and "read" their favorite book to the group.

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child lying down on floor

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Fingertip Letter Game

Can you guess the letter someone writes on your back? Take turns quizzing each other. Then expand to include lowercase letters and even numbers.

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Activity

Preschool–grade K

Storytime Imagination

Take turns making up a creative story before bedtime. The only limits are your imagination ... and bedtime!

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starfall library samples

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade K

Starfall Library

Choose a book, listen, and follow along to fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade K

Daniel Tiger Stories

Listen to Daniel read stories aloud, and learn important social-emotional skills along the way.

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade K

Let's Write About It!

Write a morning message outlining today's activities in this fun and interactive lesson.

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade K

Circle Time!

Start the day off with a special circle time of songs and calendar and weather activities.

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Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade K

Get a Grip

Choose a few of the listed activities to build the fine motor skills needed to grasp a pencil and learn to write.

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Text demonstrating grammar error.

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Grammar Checkers, Websites, and Games

Learn and review grammar with these interactive quizzes and games, grammar checkers, and reference materials.

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offline illustration books

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 6

50 Books All Kids Should Read

Great resource of 50 books every child should read before they're 12.

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julie andrews library

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

Julie Andrews Reads Aloud

Enjoy listening to the original Mary Poppins read a variety of wonderful stories.

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cartoon tiger

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

How Tiger Got His Stripes

In this audiobook, listen to this seven-minute folk tale from Vietnam that tells how Tiger's pride leads to him getting his stripes.

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stone soup cover

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

Stone Soup

Listen to this classic folktale about how if we all contribute a little, we have a lot.

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Picture of book cover

Audio

Preschool–grade 4

The Cookie Girl

Gather around to listen to the story of a girl who wanted cookies for dinner, plus several other fun short stories in this audiobook.

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book art

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

Where the Wild Things Are

Enjoy this classic story of a boy who has a tantrum and sails off to a fantasy world. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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Paddington the bear

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

A Bear Called Paddington

Cozy up for a listen about a sweet stuffed bear who goes on lots of adventures. Free on Hoopla with a library card.

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a scene from the tale

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

Anansi and the Tug o' War

Listen to a trickster tale from Africa about the spider Anansi—it's only five minutes.

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cartoon koala

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

Listen to this four-minute folk tale that explains the reason the koala has a short tail. Be aware: The possibility of death is mentioned.

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Examples of audiobooks

Audio

Preschool–grade 2

Listen to an Audiobook

Pick a book and draw, build, or just relax as you listen.

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Audio

Preschool

Nonsense Rhymes

Press play on 42 minutes of nonsense rhymes including the Owl and the Pussycat and The Jumblies. Free on Audible.

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Audio

Preschool–grade 3

The Imagine Neighborhood

From the Committee for Children, this show encourages kids to use their imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

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scaredy squirrel

Audio

Preschool–grade 1

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend

Use your library card for access, and then watch Scaredy Squirrel get over his fear of making friends. Talk about some ways to get past fears.

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Animated children standing on clouds

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Create Your Own Story

Work with Pinkalicious to write and create your own story. Choose characters, sets, props, and more.

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Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Find the Rhyme

Match the bats that have rhyming words on their bellies. Learn what makes a rhyme, listen to the words, and make the match!

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sesame street characters

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Sesame Street Games

Play with your favorite characters and explore lots of early learning concepts.

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Lesson

Preschool–grade K

Neighborhood Helpers

Use critical thinking skills to learn some ways people come together as a community of helpers.

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a woman reading a book

Lesson

Preschool–grade K

Storybook Read-Alouds

Watch and listen to these stories, read in either English or Spanish by teachers. Use the story guides to learn vocabulary and get activity inspiration.

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silent letter e

Video

Preschool–grade 2

Silent Letter E

Sing along to this catchy tune and learn how the letter E can turn a "dud" into a "dude"!

Video

Preschool–grade 2

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners

Author Joanna Ho reads her book about an Asian American girl who notices her unique features like those of her sister, mother, and grandmother.

Video

Preschool–grade 2

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

What if all your wishes could come true? Find out what happens to Sylvester and how he learned to be grateful for what he has.

Video

Preschool–grade 3

Trombone Shorty

Listen to the true story of a boy who discovered his musical talent, worked hard, and grew up to be an award-winning musician.

Video

Preschool–grade K

We're Different, We're the Same

Listen as Gordon reads a book about how people might look different from each other, but also have lots of similarities.

Video

Preschool–grade K

Where Do You Come From?

Follow along with this video as Mrs. Ghazali reads a father's poem for his daughter. What are the father's hopes and dreams for his daughter?

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no mirrors in my nana's house

Video

Preschool–grade 3

No Mirrors in My Nana's House

Listen to this poetic story of a child's love reflected in her Nana's eyes. Plus hear a musical version at the end of the video.

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Video

Preschool–grade K

Community Hero Story

Do you know someone that helps others in your neighborhood or community? Share a story about them.

Video

Preschool–grade 3

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen

Listen to Oprah Winfrey read The Hula-Hoopin' Queen and get your hips swingin' and fingers snappin' as you enjoy a story of family and celebration.

Video

Preschool–grade 2

Sharing Our Worries

Listen to the story and think about how you're feeling about the coronavirus. Try drawing your emotions as characters and naming them.

Video

Preschool

Magical Letter T

Go on an adventure with the magical letter T. Follow the whole series to learn about all 26 letters.

Video

Preschool

Singing Letter O

Venture across the ocean with the singing letter O. Follow the whole series to learn about all 26 letters.

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cartoon man looking at a castle

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Learn Through Stories

Fairy tales and fables in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and English include audio and video downloads for offline use. Use the closed-captioning (CC) to follow along in English or your native language.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Libby

Check out ebooks and audiobooks from public libraries for free. Read and listen to your selections directly within the app.

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joyful abcs activity books

Website/App

Preschool–grade K

Joyful ABC Activity Books

Support children’s positive identity development while enhancing their language and literacy skills with activities, museum objects, and new words.

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Boy working on problem - Knowledge on the Go

Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Great Minds: Knowledge on the Go

Build knowledge with these high-quality, daily instructional video lessons for ELA (grades K–8), math (grades K–12), and science (grades 3–5).

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make way for books

Website/App

Preschool–grade K

Learn to Love Reading

Download this free app or visit the website to read free ebooks and get great tips that can spark a love of reading.

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kid using a tablet

Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Toontastic 3D

Tell an animated story with fun characters, settings, props, recorded narration, and more. Along the way, learn the elements of a great story.

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screenshots from app

Website/App

Preschool–grade K

Duolingo ABC – Learn to Read

Download this free app for fun, free letter-learning lessons and early reading practice.

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sesame street characters

Website/App

Preschool–grade K

Sesame Street

Browse the games and videos that teach the ABCs, 123s, and social-emotional skills with some favorite friends.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade K

Khan Academy Kids

This pre-K app makes it easy and fun for young kids to immerse themselves in foundational skills like reading, counting, social-emotional learning, and more.

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editing a picture of a dog

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Explore the World, Tell a Story

Use this free, bilingual app in a wide variety of ways, including telling stories, learning vocabulary, and using creativity.

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screenshot from e-book

Website/App

Preschool–grade 1

Family Members Help Each Other

Read this sweet ebook about some grandchildren who want to help their grandmother find her courage.

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starfall ABC blocks

Website/App

Preschool–grade K

Starfall ABCs

Click on the letters to hear the sounds, and see words and pictures that start with those sounds.

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take a trip through space

Worksheet

Preschool

Take a Trip Through Space

Learn about the solar system in this printable storybook. Make sure to watch the video first, and then color in the pages.

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ride and rhyme

Worksheet

Preschool

Ride and Rhyme

Take a car ride with Baa Baa the sheep in this printable storybook. Watch the video first, and then color in the pages.

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Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

It's Springtime!

Create a colorful picture by tracing letters and shapes and learning sight words associated with spring.

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handwriting practice sheet

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Handwriting

Print these worksheets or make your own to practice tracing letters and using fine motor skills.