Teaching and Learning about Insects

yellow black butterfly on white flower

These resources provide information for early childhood educators who want to help children investigate insects.

IEL Resources

Web Resources

Books for Children

Though written for elementary age children, the content of these books can be adapted for preschoolers, and the photographs are appealing and informative for any age.

  • Next Time You See a Bee by Emily Morgan
  • Next Time You See a Firefly by Emily Morgan
  • Smithsonian Handbooks: Insects by George C. McGavin

About this resource

Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Child Care
  • Home
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool Program

Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers

Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
Related Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards:
Reviewed: 2022