This list of resources provides helpful information for parents and caregivers about how to introduce activities which promote skill development at home.
- Tip Sheet: Project Approach for Preschoolers
- Tip Sheet: Project Approach: Helping Preschoolers Represent What They Learn
- Tip Sheet: Project Approach: Including Every Child
- Tip Sheet: Project Approach: Phase 1—Choosing a Topic to Investigate
- Tip Sheet: Project Approach: Phase 1—Getting Started
- Tip Sheet: Project Approach: Phase 2—Doing Fieldwork
- Tip Sheet: Project Approach: Phase 2—Getting Ready for Fieldwork
- Tip Sheet: Project Approach: Phase 3—Concluding the Project
- Blog: Doing Projects With Families From a Distance
- Project Approach in Early Childhood & Elementary Education
Theory, structure, and examples of the Project Approach are included on this website.
- Early Childhood Research & Practice, Volume 2, Number 1 (Special Section on the Project Approach)
Each issue of this online journal includes a project description.
- Project-Based and Experiential Learning in After-School Programming
This report from Harvard discusses how and what children should be taught in after school hours. It also includes information about effective practices and challenges related to after school learning strategies.
- The Project Approach
This article from Eric Digest explains the benefits of using projects to help children learn. It also discusses some activities and everyday objects that caregivers can use to create projects for children.
- Crafts for Kids
This page on the PBS website provides many ideas for projects to do with children that encourage scientific thinking.
- Helping Your Child Learn Science
This booklet created by the U.S. Department of Education describes many activities that families can do with their children to promote scientific thinking. The projects listed in this booklet utilize materials found in the home and can be embedded in family routines.
- Art is a Valuable Experience for Young Children
This article found on the Cooperative Extension website discusses the benefits of using art with infants, toddlers, and pre-school aged children. There are suggestions for art projects that be done with very young children.
- Parent Tips- Project Based Learning at Home
Edmentum Blog provides tips for parents to do meaningful projects with their children at home.
Type of resource:
- Resource List
- Parents / Family
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
- Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)