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Online Resource File Directions

Health
1. Healthychildren.org http://www.healthychildren.org/english/healthy-
living/growing-healthy/Pages/preschool-activity.aspx
This page of the site goes over what is a healthy
amount of activity for your child, 3 to 5 years
old. It also offers advice about how to help your
child to be active. It is a great parent education
resource.
2. Aboutourkids.org http://www.aboutourkids.org/families/keeping_kids_
healthy/raising_healthy_kids
This website has an entire page about how to
raise an emotionally, socially, and physically
healthy child. The site is geared towards
parents, but I think teachers would find it useful
too. There are some great articles about self-
esteem and the role of praise and
competiveness.
3. Choosemyplate.
gov
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/preschoolers/h
ealthy-habits.html
This page goes over how to encourage and teach
healthy eating habits to young children. It
provides ways to deal with a picky eater and
how to help your child learn to like lots of
different foods. Resource for teachers and
parents.
4. Letsmove.gov http://www.letsmove.gov/get-active This resource goes over healthy exercise habits
in the home, school, and families. Parent
education.
5. Kidshealth.org http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/ This resource has a listing of health problems
children suffer from with corresponding articles
explaining about the problem, detection, and
treatment options.
6. Spark.org http://www.sparkpe.org/early-
childhood/curriculum/lesson-plans/
Lesson plans of physical activities for
preschoolers. Teacher resource or also could be
used to help parents plan activities with their
child.
7. Pecentral.org http://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/elementa
ry/preschoolmenu.asp
An online resource of preschool PE activities.
The website offers categories and in those
categories are activities that practice balancing,
jumping/kicking, spatial awareness etc.
8. Familyfitness.
about.com
http://familyfitness.about.com/od/preschoolers
/a/grossmotorskill.htm
Gross motor skills for preschoolers. A simple
place to start for a parent or teacher that can be
expanded depending on the child or group or
children.
9. www.goodforkids.
nsw.gov
http://www.goodforkids.nsw.gov.au/sitefiles/Go
odForKids/documents/Children%27s%20Services
/Final%20vesion%20_I%20Move%20We%20Mov
e_%20PA%20Preschoolers.pdf
This is from Australia, but it is full of good ideas
of physical activities for children. Great for
teacher planning.
10. American Dental
Association
http://www.ada.org/en/Home-MouthHealthy-
Kids/educators/smile-smarts-dental-health-
curriculum/
This lesson plan helps the kids treasure their
teeth, learn how to care for them and
introduce the dentist in a friendly manner.
Safety
1. National Child
Safety.org
http://www.nationalchildsafetycouncil.org/index
.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48
&Itemid=74
This group sells educational materials about
safety topics. While I wouldnt buy their entire
curriculum it is a great resource to tap into when
planning safety curriculum for your class. It also
offers some free activities and online games.
2. Child Safety
Network
http://www.csn.org/october/ This website list recent product recalls for things
children might use. It also has resources for how
to stop bullying and bus safety. October is
national bus safety month so this is a great
resource for teachers to reinforce bus safety
with their students. Also, most bullying happens
on the bus, so October is a great month to
address this as well.
3. Kinderplans.com https://www.kinderplans.com/p/32/safety-
preschool-kindergarten
Provides lesson plans to teach preschoolers
about fire safety, bike safety and how to dial 911
and be safe at home.
4. Everything
preschool.com
http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/s
afety/songs.htm
Has a list of songs and games to teach fire safety
and storm safety.
5. Naeyc.org http://www.naeyc.org/tyc/article/fire-safety Lists exactly what to teach kids to be safe in a
fire. Teacher resource.
6. National Crime
Prevention. org
http://www.ncpc.org/topics/violent-crime-and-
personal-safety/strangers
Article goes over what to teach children about
strangers. A great resource for teachers and
parents.
7. Songs for
teaching.com
http://www.songsforteaching.com/safetysongs/
trafficsigns.php
A great resource of songs teaching about safety.
For example, there is a song that teaches when
to dial 911 and what traffic signs mean. A great
teacher resource.
8. Stayathomemoms.
com
http://stayathomemoms.about.com/od/raisingy
ourchildren/a/Tornado-Safety-For-Kids.htm
10 tips for how to prepare you and your child for
a tornado. An excellent resource for parents and
teachers who live in a place that has tornados
(like WI).
9. Early childhood
news.com
http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychild
hood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=273
This article gives advice on how to make sure
your classroom is safe for your students.
10. www.bgco.org http://www.bgco.org/wp-
content/uploads/2010/12/12-Preschool-Room-
Safety-Checklist.pdf
A preschool room safety checklist. Great for
teachers.
Nutrition
1. Choosemyplate.
gov
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/health-
nutrition-information-preschoolers/daily-food-
plan-preschoolers.html
This page goes over what a healthy daily meal
would look like for a preschooler. It also offers
examples of what are healthy foods to offer and
how much.
2. Superkidsnutrition.
com
http://www.superkidsnutrition.com/nutrition-
articles/life-
stage/infants_toddlers/healthyeating/he_nutriti
ontips/
This article gives nutrition tips for a preschool
aged child. It is a concise article, great for
teachers and parents.
3. USDA.org http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/grow-it-try-it-it Features a Grow It, Try It, Like It! Nutrition
Education Kit that highlights vegetables in the
garden. It would be a great supplement to a unit
about gardening in a classroom.
4. fruitsandveggiesm
orematters.org
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/s
hopping-for-fruits-and-veggies
This article goes over how to shop for vegetables
and fruits so that you buy the most nutritious
option. It also has a link to an article about how
to read nutrition labels. Great for a staff
member who cooks at a center or school.
5. Nutrition.gov http://www.nutrition.gov/whats-food This resource offers several links to articles that
go over what are required nutrients, how to get
them in enough quantity and why they are
important.
6. Kidshealth.org http://kidshealth.org/kid/recipes/#cat120 A resource that offers many healthy recipes that
children can help to cook. A good resource for
parents and teachers to incorporate in their
lesson plans.
7. Naeyc.org https://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/ChildrensBo
oks_Health_Nutrition_Safety.pdf
A listing of books to read to children relating to
nutrition. This is a wonderful teacher resource.
This list could be put into all three categories of
health, safety, and nutrition.
8. stayathomeeducat
or.com
http://stayathomeeducator.com/eight-food-
and-nutrition-themed-preschool-activities/8-
food-and-nutrition-themes-preschool-activities-
stay-at-home-edu
8 activities to teach preschoolers about
nutrition. The activities include process art,
sorting, matching and
9. Academy of
Nutrition and
Dietics
http://www.eatright.org/Public/landing.aspx?Ta
xID=6442452000
This online resource has many articles regarding
food safety in the home, at the store, and away
from the home. This is a great resource for
parents or those starting a home based day care.
10. www.preschool-
plan-it.com
http://www.preschool-plan-it.com/preschool-
nutrition.html
Preschool worthy activities that have nutrition
as their theme. The activities include art
activities, gross motor, fine motor activities,
music and science activities.