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Welcome to the Activities and Resources for Teachers webpage.  Faculty in the ECEMS program have put together informational briefs with best practices and activity ideas to use in early childhood settings.  Visit this page often as new ideas will be added regularly.  Learn more about earning your bachelor's degree in ECEMS.

Family riding in a car past tall hillsTraveling with Young Children (PDF) Travel with children can be challenging and parents may be tempted to just hand their child a phone or tablet. But with a little advance preparation, the trip can be a fun learning experience -- no electronics needed!
Girl and boy on teeter totterSupporting Children in Daily Transitions (PDF) Whether it's school drop-off or getting ready for bed, children sometimes struggle to move from one activity to another. Learn strategies to make transitions between daily routines fun for children.  
Boy and girl under a treeNature Play Supports Children's Creativity (PDF)
Explore how children's creativity in nature encourages music and movement, dramatic play, and interaction with the visual arts.
Book cover of Leo Lionni's book Inch by InchActivities for Children's Books: Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni (PDF)
Use Leo Lionni's award-winning children's book Inch by Inch to support learning in early literacy, math, and science.

Campfire clipartFire Safety for  Young Children (PDF)

Utilize curriculum with developmentally appropriate educational methods and fire safety messages for young children.

Pumpkin clipartPumpkin Mania: Math & Science (PDF)

Learn hands-on math and science activities that can be done at the pumpkin patch or in the classroom.
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