Activities for Babies
In addition to learning language and other early literacy skills, much of a baby's time is spent on cognitive, motor, emotional and social development.
This online resource for new and expectant parents is written by an experienced staff and covers a wide range of topics related to the health and development of babies. Registered members receive a weekly newsletter tailored to the age of their baby.
The Parenting section of the British Broadcasting Corporation's web site includes a Play and Do area filled with activities to do with your baby.
Fun for the whole family under Fun and Games to strengthen children's learning skills. Learn about the letters of the alphabet, count, or go to the Young Writers Workshop found in the Table of Contents to write a story. Parent's Guide and Teacher's Guide explain how children learn and how to make learning fun.
Early On Michigan
Scroll down for the "Gryphon House gargantuan collection of games, experiments, projects and diversions for children and their parents and teachers!" Includes games, songs, toys, craft activities, and recipes under headings like Activities, Infant/Toddler, Art & Creativity, Math & Science and more.
Tabs link to Arts & Crafts, Parties, Games, Organize & Decorate, Recipes, Parenting, and Travel for the whole family. Featured crafts include seasonal and holiday activities but activities can also be by type of activity, such as "Cutting & Pasting or "Drawing & Painting." Tools on the sidebar include craft and game finders and a party planner.
Family Fun - Babies
Information for parents of babies on topics such as health issues and developmental stages is shared on this web site created by the writers of FamilyFun Magazine.
This web site for parents provides advice from qualified experts as well as fellow parents on caring for children of all ages. Included on the site are pregnancy, newborn, and baby sections.
Just for Kids/Champaign Public Library
The Read to Your Baby section of this web site lists board books, rhymes, and music to share with your baby and provides tips from librarians on how to make reading time fun.
Filled with songs and games, Kididdles is a fun site for kids.
This site offers over 1000 art lesson plans covering everything from art history to painting and print making.
This site offers includes songs, games, activities, printables, and tips for Pre-K teachers.
Preschool by Stormie
Offers curriculums, lesson plans, and other ideas for Pre-K teachers
Primera Escuela provee actividades infantiles divertidas y materiales de educación preescolar, temas educativos, artes manuales, manualidades paginas infantiles, dibujos para colorear y otros recursos educativos imprimibles en español.
Mother and television show host Robyn Surdel has pulled together information from medical professionals, educators, and child development specialists on her site, which is specifically for parents of children under the age of six years old. Of special interest is a section called Games Babies Love to Play.
The Activity Idea Place
Over 2400 activity ideas for Early Childhood Educators and parents. Lesson plans and Themes by the Month include indoor and outdoor activities, games, songs, and more.
Fifteen-Minute Reading Activities
Fifteen-Minute Reading Activities for parents to do with there children to encourage reading.
Look For Books
Tips on finding a great book for your child.
Get Ready to Read! Skill-Building Activity Cards
Help young children get ready for reading with the Get Ready to Read! skill-building activity cards.