Course curriculum

  • 6
    Topic 1: Chapter 2
    • Infants
    • Accommodations
    • Lesson Plan: Playdough Impressions
    • Worksheet: Playdough Impressions
    • Response: Playdough Impressions
    • Worksheet: Infants
    • Worksheet: Playdough Skills
  • 7
    Topic 1: Chapter 3
    • Toddlers
    • Building
    • Lesson Plan: Toddler Treasure Hunt
    • Worksheet: Toddler Treasure Hunt
    • Response: Toddler Treasure Hunt
  • 8
    Topic 1: Chapter 4
    • Preschool Playdough
    • Prime Time for Playdough
    • Playdough Activities
    • Lesson Plan: Use Your Noodle Playdough Play
    • Worksheet: Use Your Noodle Playdough Play
    • Response: Use Your Noodle Playdough Play
    • Lesson Plan: Flower Garden Fun
    • Worksheet: Flower Garden Fun
    • Response: Flower Garden Fun
  • 9
    Topic 1: Chapter 5
    • School-Age Playdough
    • Playdough Learning
    • Playdough Through the Ages
    • Lesson Plan: Playdough Nature Walk
    • Worksheet: Playdough Nature Walk
    • Response: Playdough Nature Walk
  • 10
    Topic 1: Chapter 6
    • Social and Emotional
    • Strengthen Social Skills
    • Physical Development
    • Physical Development: Toddlers
    • Physical Development: Preschoolers
    • Creative Play and Playdough
    • Encouraging Creativity
    • Language and Literacy
    • Worksheet: Developmental Benefits
    • Practice Vocabulary
    • Stress and Anxiety
    • Calming Sensation of Playdough
    • Using Playdough to Relieve Stress
    • Math and Playdough
    • Shapes, Numbers, and Colors
    • Science and Playdough
    • Playdough and STEM
    • Making Playdough is Scientific
    • Kinesthetic Learners and Playdough
    • Playdough for Special Needs
    • Topic 1: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding
  • 11
    Topic 1: Chapter 7
    • Making Play Dough
    • Worksheet: Making Play Dough
    • The Playdough Mess
    • Involve Children in Making Playdough
    • Giant List of Playdough Additives
    • Additives
    • Basic Dough Recipe
    • Silky Dough
    • 3 Bears Dough
    • Gluten Free Dough
    • Slime Recipes: Sparkly Slime
    • Fluffy Slime
    • Gingerbread Man Slime
    • Worksheet: Recipes
    • Basic Slime
    • About Oobleck
    • Classic Goo
    • Bouncy Ball Goo
    • Topic 1: Chapter 7 Check for Understanding
  • 12
    Topic 1: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 1 Completion
    • Topic 1 Reflection
    • Unit 2 Topic 1 Quiz
  • 13
    Topic 2: Engaging Young Children in STEM
    • Unit 2 Topic 2
    • Topic 2: Course Description
    • Topic 2: Pre-Assessment
  • 14
    Topic 2: Chapter 1
    • What is STEM for young children?
    • Benefits of STEM
    • Social Skills
    • Science
    • STEM Experiences
    • Share STEM Experience
    • Topic 2: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 15
    Topic 2: Chapter 2
    • Support STEM Play
    • STEM-Friendly Play Environment
    • Creating a STEM-Friendly Play
    • Technology in the Classroom
    • Technology Lessons
    • Engineering in the Classroom
    • Engineering Lessons
    • Mathematics in the Classroom
    • Math STEM Lessons
    • Challenges
    • Topic 2: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 16
    Topic 2: Chapter 3
    • Lesson Plan: Clear Tambourines
    • Worksheet: Clear Tambourines
    • Lesson Plan: Disappearing Bottle
    • Worksheet: Disappearing Bottle
    • Lesson Plan: Light Table
    • Worksheet: Light Table
    • Lesson Plan: Magnet Busy Jar
    • Worksheet: Magnet Busy Jar
  • 17
    Topic 2: Chapter 4
    • Lesson Plan: Whales Stay Warm
    • Lesson Plan: Not a Stick
    • Lesson Plan: Three Little Pigs Houses
    • Worksheet: Preschool Lesson Plans
  • 18
    Topic 2: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 2 Completion
    • Topic 2 Reflection
    • Unit 2 Topic 2 Quiz
  • 19
    Topic 3: It's a Numbers Game: Math for Young Children
    • Unit 2 Topic 3
    • Topic 3: Course Description
    • Topic 3: Pre-Assessment
  • 20
    Topic 3: Chapter 1
    • Early Math
    • Math Concepts
    • Topic 3: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 21
    Topic 3: Chapter 2
    • Everyday Infant and Toddler Math
    • Everyday Math Examples: Infants
    • Everyday Math Examples: 2 Years Old
    • Math for Infants
    • Support Early Math Skills for Infants
    • Math for Toddlers
    • Support Early Math Skills for Toddlers
    • Topic 3: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 22
    Topic 3: Chapter 3
    • Lesson Plan: Shape and Dimension Sensory Bin
    • Worksheet: Shape and Dimension Sensory Bin
    • Lesson Plan: Invisible Number Sensory Bin
    • Worksheet: Invisible Number Sensory Bin
    • Lesson Plan: Shape Sensory Bag
    • Worksheet: Shape Sensory Bag
  • 23
    Topic 3: Chapter 4
    • Everyday Preschool Math
    • Everyday Math Examples: Preschool
    • Lesson Plan: Popsicle Stick Shapes
    • Worksheet: Popsicle Stick Shapes
    • Response: Popsicle Stick Shapes
    • Lesson Plan: Weight and Measure Activity Center
    • Worksheet: Weight and Measure Activity Center
    • Response: Weight and Measure Activity Center
    • Lesson Plan: Measuring with Worms
    • Worksheet: Measuring with Worms
  • 24
    Topic 3: Chapter 5
    • Introduction to Math Centers
    • Math and Manipulatives
    • Early Childhood Math Centers
    • Math Station
    • Topic 3: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding
  • 25
    Topic 3: Chapter 6
    • Math Center Environment
    • Interacting with Math Concepts
    • First things First
    • Math Center How To
    • Math Center Inspiration
    • Graphing Mats
    • Math Center Ideas
    • Topic 3: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding
  • 26
    Topic 3: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 3 Completion
    • Topic 3 Reflection
    • Unit 2 Topic 3 Quiz
  • 27
    Topic 4: Little Explorers - Keeping Science Simple
    • Unit 2 Topic 4
    • Topic 4: Course Description
    • Pre-Assessment
  • 28
    Topic 4: Chapter 1
    • Early Science
    • Delivering Science Lesson Plans
    • Why Teach Science
    • Baby Brainpower
    • Topic 4: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 29
    Topic 4: Chapter 2
    • Science for Infants
    • Supporting Science for Infants
    • Science for Toddlers
    • Scientific Process for Toddlers
    • Supporting Science for Toddlers
    • Topic 4: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 30
    Topic 4: Chapter 3
    • Lesson Plan: Smelling Bottles
    • Worksheet: Smelling Bottles
    • Lesson Plan: Color Mixing Discovery Bottles
    • Worksheet: Color Mixing Discovery Bottles
    • Lesson Plan: Cause and Effect Sensory Bag
    • Worksheet: Cause and Effect Sensory Bag
  • 31
    Topic 4: Chapter 4
    • Science for Preschoolers
    • Supporting Science for Preschoolers
    • Lesson Plan: Colorful Carnations
    • Worksheet: Colorful Carnations
    • Lesson Plan: Frozen Jell-O Excavation
    • Worksheet: Frozen Jell-O Excavation
    • Lesson Plan: Magic Milk
    • Worksheet: Magic Milk
  • 32
    Topic 4: Chapter 5
    • Science in Real Life
    • Science Through Play
    • Fostering Science Exploration in Young Children
    • Topic 4: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding
  • 33
    Topic 4: Chapter 6
    • Why Include a Science Center?
    • Imagination in Science
    • Physical Science
    • Life Science
    • Scientific Inquiry
    • Science Center
    • Topic 4: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding
  • 34
    Topic 4: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 4 Completion
    • Topic 4 Reflection
    • Unit 2 Topic 4 Quiz
  • 35
    Topic 5: Movers and Shakers, It's all about the Music
    • Unit 2 Topic 5
    • Topic 5: Course Description
    • Topic 5: Pre-Assessment
  • 36
    Topic 5: Chapter 1
    • Music Experiences
    • Development and Learning
    • Music Defined
    • Musical Awareness
    • Music Effects Emotions
    • Ideas for Music
    • Music and Culture
    • Worksheet: Musical Awareness
    • Lesson Plan: Shake it up!
    • Worksheet: Shake it up!
  • 37
    Topic 5: Chapter 2
    • Let’s Dance!
    • Movers and Shakers
    • Lesson Plan: Walk and Stop
    • Worksheet: Walk and Stop
    • Rhythm
    • Clap and Respond
    • Rhythm Game
    • Ways to Explore Rhythm
    • Rhythm Sticks
    • Lesson Plan: Drum Circle
    • Worksheet: Drum Circle
    • Lesson Plan: Hit, Tap and Strike
    • Worksheet: Hit, Tap and Strike
  • 38
    Topic 5: Chapter 3
    • You Should be Dancin'
    • Dance in the Early Years
    • Social and Emotional
    • Build Confidence
    • Lesson Plan: Dancing Together
    • Worksheet: Dancing Together
    • Lesson Plan: Movement Songs
    • Worksheet: Movement Songs
  • 39
    Topic 5: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 5 Completion
    • Topic 5 Reflection
    • Unit 2 Topic 5 Quiz
  • 40
    Topic 6: Fostering Literacy in the Growing Child
    • Unit 2 Topic 6
    • Topic 6: Course Description
    • Topic 6: Pre-Assessment
  • 41
    Topic 6: Chapter 1
    • Read To Be Ready
    • Early Years
    • Learners of all Ages
    • Language
    • Comprehension
    • Book you have Shared
    • Interacting with Print
    • Ideas for Supporting Print Concepts
    • Topic 6: Chapter 1 Check for Understanding
  • 42
    Topic 6: Chapter 2
    • Reading to Infants and Toddlers
    • Stages of Early Reading
    • Birth to 8 Months
    • 8 to 18 Months
    • 18 to 24 Months
    • 3 to 5 Years Old
    • Reading Experiences
    • Topic 6: Chapter 2 Check for Understanding
  • 43
    Topic 6: Chapter 3
    • Phonological Awareness
    • Phonemic Awareness and Letter Recognition
    • Strengthen Phonemic Awareness
    • Ideas for Phonemic Awareness
    • Lesson Plans for Infants
    • Topic 6: Chapter 3 Check for Understanding
  • 44
    Topic 6: Chapter 4
    • Storytime
    • Vocabulary Skills
    • Support Vocabulary Acquisition
    • Topic 6: Chapter 4 Check for Understanding
  • 45
    Topic 6: Chapter 5
    • Early Writing
    • Draw Write Read
    • Writing Activities
    • Pre-emergent Writing
    • Topic 6: Chapter 5 Check for Understanding
  • 46
    Topic 6: Chapter 6
    • The Importance of Literacy Centers
    • Creating Hands-On Literacy Centers
    • Effective Literacy Center
    • Make them Fun
    • Make them Meaningful
    • Designing Literacy Centers
    • Introduce Them to the Class
    • Model and Practice
    • Review Activities
    • Common Mistakes
    • Topic 6: Chapter 6 Check for Understanding
  • 47
    Topic 6: Chapter 7
    • Using Picture Books
    • Pictures and Words Together
    • Picture Books for Infants and Toddlers
    • Picture Books for Preschoolers
    • The Preschool Library
    • Favorite Picture Books
    • Picture Books for the Classroom
    • Read-Aloud Strategies for Picture Books
    • Read Aloud Strategies
  • 48
    Topic 6: Chapter 8
    • Lesson Plan: Carrot Feet
    • Worksheet: Carrot Feet
    • Lesson Plan: The Giving Tree
    • Worksheet: The Giving Tree
    • Lesson Plan: 10 Apples Sensory Bag
    • Worksheet: Apples Sensory Bag
    • Lesson Plan: Our Classroom Book
    • Worksheet: Our Classroom Book
    • Lesson Plan: Rhyming Locks
    • Worksheet: Rhyming Locks
    • Lesson Plan: Sand Tray Prewriting
    • Worksheet: Sand Tray Prewriting
    • Lesson Plan: Montessori Pet Food Pouring
    • Worksheet: Montessori Pet Food Pouring
    • Lesson Plan: Phonemic Tic-Tac-Toe
    • Worksheet: Phonemic Tic-Tac-Toe
  • 49
    Topic 6: Wrapping it Up
    • Topic 6 Completion
    • Topic 6 Reflection
    • Unit 2 Topic 6 Quiz
    • Portfolio Resource Instructions
  • 50
    Professional Portfolio: RC I-3
    • RC I-3 Weekly Lesson Plans
    • RC I-3 Weekly Lesson Plans Quiz
  • 51
    Professional Portfolio: RC II-1
    • RC II-1 Science Sensory
    • RC II-1 Science Sensory Quiz
  • 52
    Professional Portfolio: RC II-2
    • RC II-2 Language and Literacy
    • RC II-2 Language and Literacy Quiz
  • 53
    Professional Portfolio: RC II-3
    • RC II-3 Creative Arts
    • RC II-3 Creative Arts Quiz
  • 54
    Professional Portfolio: RC II-4
    • RC II-4 Fine Motor
    • RC II-4 Fine Motor Quiz
  • 55
    Professional Portfolio: RC II-5
    • RC II-5 Gross Motor
    • RC II-5 Gross Motor Quiz
  • 56
    Professional Portfolio: RC II-9
    • RC II-9 Mathematics
    • RC II-9 Mathematics Quiz
  • 57
    Professional Portfolio: Competency Statement 2
    • Competency Statement 2
    • Competency Statement 2 Quiz
  • 58
    Unit 2 Wrapping it Up
    • Unit 2 Review
    • Unit 2 Feedback Form
    • ATTENTION