Early Childhood Resources

Yellow Umbrella, by Dong Il Sheen & Lae-Soo Liu

Accompanied by a CD of original and evocative piano music, this is a book meant to be enjoyed by all people, connecting us through music and art and transcending language and cultural barriers.

Water We Singing About?

This fun collection of original songs by musician Kevin Kopp is a great accompaniment to any water education curriculum, especially "Getting Little Feet Wet!"

Water is Water, by Miranda Paul

This spare, poetic picture book follows a group of kids as they move through all the different phases of the water cycle.

Water for YOU and ME, by the Project WET Foundation

Water for YOU and ME is designed for use by early childhood educators, parents, grandparents and anyone else who wants to help young children understand the importance of water to life as well as water's use in keeping people healthy.

Watching the Seasons, by Edana Eckart

A Welcome Book about life science

Wash'um! Handwashing As a Healthy Habit, by Oahu Head Start Program

A hand washing guide for children, produced by the Oahu Head Start Program

Umbrella, by Taro Yashima

Momo can't wait to use the red boots and umbrella she received on her birthday. All she needs now is a rainy day! Soft illustrations portray a thoughtful story about patience and growing independence.

Thunder Boomer!, by Shutta Crum

Colorful descriptions of the storm are accompanied by lots of playful sound effects, making this free-verse poem perfect for reading aloud.

There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System, by Tish Rabe

Beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the eight planets in our solar system.

The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle

Eric Carle's story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. This mini-book includes a piece of detachable seed-embedded paper housed on the inside front cover. Readers can plant the entire piece of paper and watch as their very own tiny seeds grow into beautiful wildflowers.

The Magic School Bus at the Waterworks, by Joanna Cole

Join Ms. Frizzle and her students as they follow the trail of water, from its sky-high source to the school bathroom sink on this wet and wild fieldtrip.

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, by Don and Audry Wood

The Little Mouse and the Big Hungry Bear are known and loved by millions of children around the world. Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the bear . . . how will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red, ripe strawberry?

The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework

Promoting Positive Outcomes in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children 3–5 Years Old 

The Carrot Seed, by Ruth Krauss

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits. . . 

Tap Tap Boom Boom, by Elizabeth Bluemle

As a thunderstorm rolls in, people of all stripes race down to the subway to get away from the crackling rain and wind.

Sound of a Thunderstorm

Use these realistic thunderstorm sound effects as part of your warm up for the "Thunderstorm" activity.

Sesame Street: Who's Alive?

Cookie Monster helps kids understand what makes a living thing!

Seasons Song Video by Have Fun Teaching

The Seasons Song is a Science song that teaches the seasons of the year. The Seasons Song teaches the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

Raindrops Fall All Around, by Charles Ghigna

April showers bring May flowers! Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with furry and feathery friends to experience springtime rain.

Rain, Rain, Go Away, by Caroline Jayne Church

Rain, Rain, Go Away is already a well-loved preschool favorite. Now this board book with a full-foil cover will catch everyone's eye!

Rain, by Linda Ashman

In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork.

Rain Talk, by Mary Serfozo

A picture book by Mary Serfozo

Out and About: A First Book of Poems, by Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes offers a treasury of seasonal poems that evoke the day-to-day experiences of the very young.

North Woods Girl, by Aimee Bissonette

A girl and her grandma go on walks that take them through the seasons, to a pond with a downed tree just right for sitting, to a garden lush with tomatoes ready for canning, through a snowy nighttime woods where the only sounds are the squeak of boots on snow and the hooting of a distant owl.

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