Young Learners

Latest Updates - May 29, 2020

  • In honor of their 100th anniversary, the staff at the Boston Children’s Museum has compiled a list of their favorite 100 ways to play. Activities range from planting your favorite plant and watching it grow, having a dance party with your family, learning origami, and more!
  • Sit back and listen to stories about space read FROM space! Check out the Story Time from Space Directory to see the list of books.

External Resources We Like

  • The 100 Color Challenge remains a summer camp favorite! Make a grid (draw by hand or print off a 10x10 table), gather your choice of paint, and mix your way to 100 unique colors. This page has great math extensions, too!
  • Combine 1 cup of water + 2 TBSP dish soap + 1 TSBP glycerin for our official bubble solution recipe. Mix up a batch and blow bubbles using a straw on a wet table (patio tables are great for this!). Can’t find glycerin? Try another viscous liquid like corn syrup or go without – glycerin slows the evaporation rate so your bubbles are stronger and last longer.
  • Learn Play Imagine offers activities that blend the worlds of art and science.
  • Have a young Einstein at home? Check out these physics activities at Kindergarten Connection.
  • Engaging science activities to do at home with preschoolers. 
  • Looking to keep your budding scientist engaged? Try one of these 20 hands-on activities.
  • Find audio books for the “Littlest Listeners” free on Audible as long as schools are closed.
  • PBS KIDS! encourages families to "Read Together, Be Together." Peruse their Read-Along playlist here
  • Preschool-specific ideas from education.com.
  • Science Center suggestions via prekinders.com.
  • Foundations of Science Literacy has great family-friendly resources.
  • ABE (Amgen Biotech Experience) is collecting tips and resources for online science learning.
  • NAEYC is a national authority on early childhood learning. Here’s a link to their resource page.
  • NSTA (National Science Teaching Association) has a page dedicated to Early Childhood Science Education.
  • edc.org is an organization dedicated to programming in education, health, and economic welfare.
  • Check out Hands-On Science from Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago.
  • Here’s a new At-Home Resources page from New York Hall of Science.
  • Free professional learning community.
  • Detroit Public TV daily schedule. 
  • Does your little one love to sing? Check out the amazing Danielle Carlomusto and learn all about shapes, colors, sounds and gardening!

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