Virtual Pre-K is a hands-on learning resource developed for preschool teachers, parents and their children. Created by an award-winning team of Chicago Public School teachers, Virtual Pre-K demonstrates concepts and skills taught in a preschool classroom and offers ways for parents to extend them at home and out in the community.
The virtual in Virtual Pre-K signifies that, with the right support, learning for a young child can happen virtually anywhere, and this resource shows how. Virtual Pre-K is a flexible resource that can be used for classroom and home activities, parent workshops, teacher professional development, home visits, family literacy, field trips and much more. The resource is available in a variety of printed media (printed materials, DVD and website). You can find more information about Virtual Pre-K at www.virtualpre-k.org
In partnership with PBS, CPB and the U.S. Department of Education's Ready to Learn grant, Virtual Pre-K developed five new themes centering on early math skills. Links to the activities and digital math games that PBS created can be found in the chart below.
|Locations||Lesson 1-Numbers and Counting||Lesson 2-Shapes||Lesson 3-Sorting it Out||Lesson 4-Up, Down, All Around||Lesson 5-Let's Measure|
|In the Classroom Activities||Name Towers||Shape Hunt||Shoe Sort||Classroom Obstacle Course||Build Me A House|
|At Home Activities|
|Out & About
||Numbers and Counting||Shapes||Sorting it Out||Up, Down, All Around||Let's Measure|
(located by skill)
at PBS KIDS Lab
|Numbers & Counting||Shapes||Sorting & Classification||Spatial Sense||Measurement|