13 Best Early Childhood Education Materials

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Early Childhood Education Materials in 2020


Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Alphabet Alligators

Learning Resources Snap-n-Learn Alphabet Alligators
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Match upper and lowercase letters with these two-piece gators
  • Reinforce letter recognition and color matching
  • Each alligator is color-coded for self-checking
  • Includes 13 heads and tails marked on both sides to include all 26 letters
  • Ideal for ages 2+

Rethinking Early Childhood Education

Rethinking Early Childhood Education
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Montessori Sandpaper Letters Toys For Toddlers Small & Capital 2pc wooden box set Early Childhood Education Material

Montessori Sandpaper Letters Toys For Toddlers Small & Capital 2pc wooden box set Early Childhood Education Material
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • The sandpaper letters guide the hand for writing as the child traces the letter shapes in the style and direction that they are written.
  • high quality wooden toys
  • with 2 seperate box, Small & Capital letters
  • Blue and red cards,know about the colors
  • Famous montessori educational material

180 Days of Reading for 1st Grade, First Grade Workbook that Improves Reading Comprehension and Helps Kids Learn to Read with Fun Daily Phonics Practice

180 Days of Reading for 1st Grade, First Grade Workbook that Improves Reading Comprehension and Helps Kids Learn to Read with Fun Daily Phonics Practice
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • BOOST READING SKILLS - This 1st grade reading book provides short passages for students to practice reading comprehension, word study, phonics for first grade, and written response to literature. Kids ages 5-7 will become confident readers in no time!
  • FUN DAILY PRACTICE - These fun daily practice activities are easy to use and designed to build students' 1st grade reading comprehension skills and increase confidence. This first grade reading workbook is ideal for reading intervention support at home or in the classroom.
  • ALIGNS TO NATIONAL & STATE STANDARDS - Daily reading activities are aligned to college and career readiness standards. The data analysis tools included with the first grade reading workbook enable teachers or parents to quickly score student's work and monitor their progress.
  • CELEBRATE SUCCESS - Each activity in this 1st grade reading book is designed to produce a sense of accomplishment. Students will enjoy celebrating success with the short and engaging activities. Parents and teachers will appreciate the fast results!
  • CREATED BY TEACHERS - Shell Education develops innovative and imaginative educational materials for students worldwide. Everything we do is created by teachers for teachers and students to make teaching more effective and learning more fun.

Carson-Dellosa Key Education Textured Touch and Trace: Uppercase Manipulative (846011)

Carson-Dellosa Key Education Textured Touch and Trace: Uppercase Manipulative (846011)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • 26 textured upper case letter cards
  • Multisensory activities for sound recognition
  • Green dots show where to begin
  • Instructions in English, Spanish, and French
  • See it, Say it, Touch it and Trace it
  • The best multi sensory experience for learning alphabet letter recognition and correct letter formation
  • Includes 26 textured word cards and instructions in English, Spanish, and French

Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education, 8th Edition

Beginnings and Beyond: Foundations in Early Childhood Education, 8th Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers

First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Sold As 1 Set.

Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker

Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • NO CUPS, NO BRUSH, NO MESS, our water based WASHABLE dot markers are easy set up clean up. Comes with 6 non-toxic colors in no spill, no splash bottles. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple.
  • MADE IN THE USA. Designed and manufactured in our own factory guaranteeing that you are getting the best product without the risk of unknown and unwanted contaminants, using only the highest quality materials and standards to ensure kids have endless fun, and parents and teachers have piece of mind. All Do A Dot Art! markers are GLUTEN FREE and LATEX FREE.
  • PROMOTES EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT designed for layered learning, which gives children the opportunity to do original planning and thinking while creating expressive art, developing hand eye coordination and color recognition. Easy to use, perfect for toddler, preschool and kindergarten arts and crafts projects. DRIES QUICKLY
  • EASY TO GRIP BOTTLE FOR LITTLE HANDS, with generous 2.5 ounce bottles. Do A Dot Art! makers have MORE PAINT per bottle than other dot markers. Just twist off the cap and let the creativity begin.
  • FUN ART MEDIUM FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. Do A Dot Art! markers have a PATENTED large sponge tip dauber engineered to be mess free, never dry out, and make a perfect dot every time. Kids love mixing, blending and layering colors to create their own masterpieces!

Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set, 4 Pieces

Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set, 4 Pieces
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 4 of our finest tools packaged together
  • Builds fine-motor skills
  • Strengthens hand muscles needed for writing
  • Includes 1 of each tool: Gator Grabber Tweezers, Handy Scoopers, Twisty Droppers, Squeezy Tweezers
  • Ideal for ages 3+

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • National Geographic Society

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (What’s New in Early Childhood)

Introduction to Early Childhood Education (What’s New in Early Childhood)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Early Childhood Centers

Early Childhood Centers
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Weight - 0.775
  • Depth - 11.00
  • Width - 8.50
  • Height - 0.37

Encounters With Materials in Early Childhood Education (Changing Images of Early Childhood)

Encounters With Materials in Early Childhood Education (Changing Images of Early Childhood)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

The Importance of Immediate Reward for Appropriate Behavior in Early Childhood Education

Immediate rewards are an important tool in early childhood education

Kali is about nine months old and her long term memory is not fully developed by any means. Her short term memory is hard at work all day long. When she is at the piano banging away with her little hands she is enjoying the activity, but she is looking for the reward. When Mama claps and says "Bravo", she smiles with pride at 9 months old. She is already looking for and responding to the immediate reward. Why?

The attention span of a young child is very short and for immediate reward systems to work the child has to sense the cause and effect of a situation. If I pick up a toy and put it in the basket, something happens. Think of the toys designed for young children. They are all based on immediate rewards. If I push this button, music is played. If I open this box, something pops out. It's all about cause and effect and if you can the child link the two you have a win-win situation.

When you are establishing your immediate rewards it's important to keep food out of the equation. Although it is very easy, it develops bad habit. So what are some immediate rewards that you can use for early childhood?

*When we get the toys in the basket we can go outside. Follow the action with praise. "Thank you for putting the toys in the basket, now we can go outside together."

*After we take a bath Daddy can read us a book. "Great job on the bath. Let's find Daddy to read us a story."

*Thank you for being extra quiet while Jamie was talking. Here is your hug."

*You did a great job with those clothes let's put a sticker up here."

Don't you wonder what would happen in the world if for just one day everyone focused on good behavior? I am not able to try it in the world, but in my early education classroom I can do it for ten minutes at a time. I can ignore bad behavior and reward good behavior and watch the tide turn. I can say "We will go outside when everyone has their coat or sweater. Great job on getting your warm things put on. Remember we will go outside when everyone has on their coats. Justin thanks for putting on your sweater it looks like you are ready. Sarah great work, you must be excited to go outside. "Eventually even the toughest cookie will be harassed by his/her classmates, but rewarded by you when the child gives in and puts on the coat. Let's assume that little Jessica just plain refuses. You use another aid or teacher. "We are going outside and Jessica chooses not to get her coat. We are going to leave her on this chair until she decides to join us. The other teacher doesn't reason or converse. (No reward in being ignored.) Just puts the sweater in the child's reach and makes sure she stays on the chair. She simply sits until the class comes back or she puts on her sweater.

Try it just for 15 minutes a day and soon you will be addicted to immediate rewards for great behavior.

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