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Language Development At Home

Online Resources and Apps

My PlayHome app

  • Communication / language 
  • Child-led, parent-facilitated digital doll house app for learning and practicing vocabulary, labeling, following directions, requesting, negation, pretend play based on home routines, etc.
  • Free download in your phone or tablet’s app store.

BabyBus apps

  • Communication / language 
  • Intended for early developing children. BabyBus offers an app for a virtual Birthday Party, Supermarket, and Café where a child can virtually interact with the environment. Targets can be labeling, requesting, following directions, etc.
  • Free download in your phone or tablet’s app store.

Pinterest Arts and Crafts

  • Communication / language 
  • Intended for parents and children of all ages
  • Search Pinterest “preschool arts and crafts… ” with any key word, such as dinosaur, princess, legos, spring, transportation, construction, farm animals, zoo animals, etc. 

 

25 Surefire Indoor Play Ideas from a Preschool Teacher's Bag of Tricks

https://www.parentmap.com/article/25-indoor-play-activities-from-a-preschool-teacher

Topic: Play 

Audience: Parent and Child

Format: website

Description: Various activity ideas (not “print this” activities) including movement ideas, art/crafts and a few miscellaneous ideas explained as well (e.g. water play, cooking).

 

Pre-literacy, speech and language with Tumblebooks

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/home.aspx

Audience: ages 3 and up

Format: Website, free access through summer

Description: Parents can turn on manual controls and read to their children daily. They can discuss what the story is about, talk about what pictures they see, can emphasize speech sounds while reading out loud, ask WH-questions, etc.

How to access:

Dear Teacher/Librarian:

Thanks for signing up for the free Tumble Book Library subscription.

You can log in by going to:

www.tumblebooklibrary.com

Username: EIECSE

Password: trial

  1. Your free subscription is until August 31, 2020
  2. It is a school wide subscription. We encourage you to share it with all of your colleagues and students. We realize you may have created a username for a personal trial. Should you want to change it to your school name, please send email to info@tumblebooks.com
  3. The fastest and easiest way to log into your collection is by using your direct link. You can share it with your students and colleagues, or post it on your school/library website. You can find that link by logging into your www.tumblebooklibrary.com account, click on "Tumble Admin" at the bottom of the page, and then click on the "Marketing Materials" Tab. Underneath that you will find your autologin link, as well as all kinds of exciting banners and icons.
  4. If you are using a distance learning platform, you can also post links to individual books by going to the Index and clicking on a Book ID number.
  5. If there are other schools in your district who want a free subscription, we encourage them to email info@tumblebooks.com with subject line Free Subscription and school contact info.
  6. Even though this is a free trial, we consider you and treat you as a regular subscriber. You have full access to Customer Service and Technical Support.

 

Online Books in English and Spanish

https://www.wilbooks.com/free-resources-free-online-books-pre-k 

Topic: Literacy and Communication

Audience: Parent-led activity with child

Description: Some books can also be downloaded.

 

Circle Time 

https://circletimefun.com/how-it-works.php

Topic/Developmental Area: subjects include yoga, cooking with kids, art and reading

Audience:parents and children 0-6 years old

Format:online videos - streaming or  on demand sessions

Description: Kids Classes from Home.    

Learn and bond with your 0-6 year old. Follow and interact with an expert instructor. You must sign up for free to access.


Speech Teammate

https://www.speechteammate.com/speech-milestones

Topic/Developmental Area: Developmental Milestones, free worksheets, parent guides and toys of the week suggestions

Audience: Specialists and parents 

Format: website with links and handouts

Description: A community and library of resources built to support you and your child's communication journey.