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Anti-Defamation League Book Matter database

A searchable database to support finding just-right texts by topic and age, plus a monthly recommendation and some discussion and resource guides, all through a lens of equity. Topics include racism, LGBTQ people, religion and social justice.

The ADL is particularly focused on combating hate and confronting discrimination. The database allows searching for particular topics around social justice.

Literacy

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SEL/Health & Wellness

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Birth-3 Year Olds

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Anti-Defamation League Early Learning Resources

Anti-bias and inclusion resources from the ADL’s expert tools, including a bank of topic-specific tools and strategies for families and early learning professionals striving to cultivate address bias in early learning.

The ADL is particularly focused on combating hate and confronting discrimination.

Equity

SEL/Health & Wellness

Science & Social Studies

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Tools for Families

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Birth-3 Year Olds

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Apps and Websites to Build Literacy Skills

Top picks from Common Sense for educational apps and websites that support core literacy skills — phonics, fluency, vocab, comprehension, spelling, and writing

Literacy

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Bedtime Math

A “daily dose” of math activities for families and teachers, including on- and off-screen ideas, meant to be done in short joyful moments to “play with math”. They are also offering FREE online professional learning for educators (that comes with a kit!). The site also includes access to videos, their social media links, apps (one is kindergarten readiness focused) and more.

MiniMath is available in English & Spanish

Numeracy

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4-5-6 Year Olds

7+ Year Olds

BrainPop

Lesson plans and activities for science, reading and writing, math, social studies and health

Literacy

Numeracy

SEL/Health & Wellness

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Instructional Resources

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4-5-6 Year Olds

7+ Year Olds

Bright by Text

Age-based resources by text (with content developed by Bright by Text and curated by PBS Kids, Sesame Workshop, Vroom and others) to help families promote child learning, development and health.

Literacy

Numeracy

SEL/Health & Wellness

Science & Social Studies

Tools for Families

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Birth-3 Year Olds

4-5-6 Year Olds

7+ Year Olds

Britannica for Parents

Encyclopedia Britannica’s teaching site https://britannicalearn.com/educators-hub/ is focused on K-12, but this site includes activities, articles, podcasts for families of young children, with a special commitment to PreK-K. Sections on play, curiosity and tech are especially relevant. While geared to families, helpful info for educators here, as well.

Literacy

Numeracy

SEL/Health & Wellness

Science & Social Studies

Professional Learning

Tools for Families

Instructional Resources

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Birth-3 Year Olds

4-5-6 Year Olds

7+ Year Olds

Chicago Children’s Museum

Activities to turn your living room, kitchen or backyard into a mini Chicago Children’s Museum experience

Science & Social Studies

Tools for Families

Instructional Resources

Virtual

Birth-3 Year Olds

4-5-6 Year Olds

7+ Year Olds

Chicago Children’s Museum Parenting Playbook

Ideas, strategies and tips for parents and caregivers

SEL/Health & Wellness

Tools for Families

Virtual

Birth-3 Year Olds

4-5-6 Year Olds

7+ Year Olds

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