Laura Wynkoop
Children's Writer
Educational Writing
Writing for Teachers

As a teacher, I loved creating lessons and activities for my students.  It was so fun to come up with something new and original that would get my students excited about learning!  So when the opportunity arose to start writing for early childhood educators, I couldn't say no.  I've now published more than 50 lessons and activities, which have been included in the following books:


  Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young
 
Children
 
Gryphon House, Inc., October 1, 2012

  Actively engage children's imaginations with more than three 
  hundred activities for young children organized into a variety 
  of popular themes—from the alphabet to the weather.  Each
  activity is complete with learning objectives, materials list,
  related children's book suggestions, step-by-step instructions of what to do, teacher-to-teacher tips to expand on children's learning, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays. Themes include All About Me, Alphabet, Animals, Art, Colors, Five Senses, Kindness, Math, Music and Movement, Our Earth, Plants, Seasons, Transportation, Weather, and more!


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  Learn Every Day About Social Studies
 
Gryphon House, Inc., August 23, 2011

  Children are innately interested in their world. The
  activities in Learn Every Day About Social Studies
  invite children to explore the world around them, learn
  about different cultures, enjoy a variety of careers, and
  discover the uniqueness of their very own neighborhood.
  From the many ways we are alike and different to the variety of homes around the world, children will delve into these social studies activities that are perfect for children ages 3 to 6.


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  Learn Every Day About Seasons
  Gryphon House, Inc., August 23, 2011

  Now teachers can bring the magic of each season into their
  classrooms with these activities that introduce children to the
  wonder of the seasons with a year full of fun! Classroom-
  tested teacher favorites, this book features activities that
  teach children to understand the difference between the
  seasons, as well as activities that can only be done during certain seasons. Children will love making paper cutout fall leaves, suns, and snowflakes as they celebrate the joy and excitement of the world outside all year long!


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  Learn Every Day About Animals
 
Gryphon House, Inc., June 1, 2010

  Even the youngest children love animals; they want to pet
  puppies, visit lions at the zoo, and imitate animal sounds.
  Learn Every Day About Animals is an activity book
  inspired by children’s fascination with our furry friends. With
  this resource, teachers can easily incorporate learning about
  animals into any curriculum: Games like “Whose Feet Are These?” teach recognition, while “Playdough Porcupine” allows children to explore different art mediums, and “Scratch Like a Monkey” gets children active and moving. Curiosity about our animal friends is natural for children ages 3 to 6, and with Learn Every Day About Animals, the learning has never been more fun!

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  Learn Every Day About Our Green Earth
 
Gryphon House, Inc., May 1, 2010

  Taking care of our planet has never been more important,
  and this book will teach even the youngest children about
  environmental responsibility. Learn Every Day About Our
  Green Earth
makes it easy for teachers to incorporate
  discussions about caring for the Earth into any curriculum
  with activities that promote responsible behaviors and are fun and enjoyable.  Global awareness is everyone’s responsibility, and the activities in Learn Every Day About Our Green Earth help teachers pass along this important knowledge to the next generation.

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  Learn Every Day About Bugs and Spiders
 
Gryphon House, Inc., May 1, 2010

  Bugs and spiders are fascinating to adults and children alike!
  Now teachers can take children on an expedition into the
  mysterious world of some of nature’s smallest inhabitants,
  with Learn Every Day About Bugs and Spiders. These
  easy-to-do activities give children a peek into the lives of
  our creepy-crawler friends, with activities like “Create Caterpillars” and games like “Ants in Your Pants!” Children will love exploring the world of these mysterious and interesting creatures, and teachers will find the activities in Learn Every Day About Bugs and Spiders to be adaptable, expansive, and most of all, fun!

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  Learn Every Day About Colors
 
Gryphon House, Inc., September 1, 2009

  Learning about colors has never been so much fun!
  Organized by curriculum area, the activities in each chapter
  begin with those that are appropriate for the youngest
  preschooler and end with activities that six-year-olds will
  enjoy. Learn Every Day About Colors has 100 activities for
  children ages 3-6, providing teachers with innovative and fun ways to introduce and reinforce learning about colors. With activities such as My Favorite Color Collage; Rain Painting; The Blue, Blue Sky; and I Can Sing a Rainbow, children will delight in learning all about colors!

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  Learn Every Day About Shapes
 
Gryphon House, Inc., September 1, 2009

  This new book features 100 activities all about shapes!
  Teachers and children alike will enjoy exploring the concept
  of shapes with activities such as Have You Seen My
  Square, The Circle in the Square, and Erase a Shape. The
  result of a nationwide contest, these activities are organized
  by curriculum area and offer fresh ideas that provide hours of engaging activities. Complete with learning objectives, related children’s books, and an assessment component, teachers will find everything they need to teach children ages 3-6 all about shapes. Learn Every Day About Shapes is sure to become a classroom favorite!

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  The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans
 
Gryphon House, Inc., October 1, 2008

  This newest addition to the best-selling GIANT
  Encyclopedia
series expands the scope of the series by
  offering complete lesson plans. Written and created by
  teachers, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans has
  more than 250 complete lesson plans, covering topics from
  colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan is complete with learning objectives, a circle or group time activity, book suggestions, snack ideas, five learning center activities, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays. With easy-to-use lesson plans for more than an entire school year, this book belongs on every teacher's bookshelf!

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