Educational Content

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: 

Writing for Teachers

Another Encyclopedia of Theme Activities for Young Children

Gryphon House, Inc., August 23, 2011


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 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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