Dinosaur Song Links
The Dino Dance Educational Song for Kids--English Dinosaur Song for Children
Another overview of dinosaurs and how they looked and may have lived.
Dinosaurs A-Z-Dinosaur Songs by Pink Fong
There is actually a dinosaur name for every letter of the Alphabet! Catchy little song, and your child can learn more names of dinosaurs.
Elasmosaurus-Dinosaur Songs by Pink Fong
The Elasmosaurus lived in the ocean. He had a long neck and four paddles/fins for swimming.
Pteranodon--Dinosaur Songs by Pink Fong
The Pteranodon is the flying dinosaur of the sky who eats fish!
Parasaurolohphus--Dinosaur Songs by Pink Fong
This is just a cute song about how a Parasurolophus looks and plays a horn. Happy go lucky dinosaurs!
Amazon's Best Selling Dinosaur Books
I'm sure you can find many dinosaur books at your local library, used bookstores, Goodwill and Savers Stores; as well as, Amazon. Going to the library is also a great outing and many libraries offer summer reading programs and story times, plus your child gets to have the experience of borrowing a book and taking care of that book so that he/she may go back for more. The greatest part about going to the library is that it is free!!!!
Dinosaur Books for Preschool by Vanessa Levin
She has a list of dinosaur books on her website.
Epic Books--Online Books
This is a website for online books. For now they are offering a 30 day trial for parents. If you are interested in classroom access, please let me know, and I will add you to a class list that you may access from home.
For All of My Students Who Love Learning About the Dinosaurs:
Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s):
There are a lot of resources out there for your child to fill his/her wonder about dinosaurs. I have found that books, music and art are a wonderful way to develop speech and language skills. The important key to enticing your preschooler to develop communication skills is through play and what he/she is most interested in learning about.
Learning the names of dinosaurs will help a child who is working on correct production of multi-syllable words, learning new vocabulary and/or making comments about objects. Gross motor movements like dancing, hopscotch-like activities can be used to work on learning how to follow directions, work on production of target sounds in speech and/or working on requesting another song that was fun. Pictures in books and videos can be conversational starters, responding to "who, what, where, which" questions, making comments about shape, size, number, color, position of the objects or characters in the pictures; as well as, continually building vocabulary.
I have included links for YouTube songs, online websites with dinosaur activities and resources for books. I would like to point out that one of the best places to get books is your local library. It's free and a wonderful outing for you and your child. Many local libraries offer summer reading programs, storytimes and your child gets to experience choosing and checking out books from the library.
Most importantly, have fun learning with your child!
I miss you all so much and look forward to when we can all be back together in person.
Glitter on a Dime--Dinosaur Week
This site has a ton of dinosaur activities that you can do with your child.
12 Crafts for Kids Using Paper Plates
Lots of crafts here to make using paperplates. Your child can learn about colors, cutting, shapes, dinosaurs, prepositions--all kinds of language concepts--following directions, vocabulary, making requests and comments, practicing target sounds, fluency exercises can even be implemented.
Dinosaur Dig Role Play--by Sparkle Box
Bury dinosaurs in a sand box or pan with old rice. Make your own tent/fort from blankets or sheets over furniture. Pretend that you're a paleontologist digging up the hidden bones or objects. Let your child use a little paintbrush to brush off sand and then name the object. This activity can focus on learning vocabulary, commenting about objects and activities, practicing sounds or multi-syllable words.
Kids Yoga Stories
Scroll toward the bottom of the page for 5 yoga poses to do with your child. Your child can practice following directions, talk about which pose he/she likes, request his/her favorite pose to do again, answer questions about which pose you are doing, learn new vocabulary.
Monster Footprint Hop
Position monster feet for your child to hop on while, he/she is practicing a target sound, word or phrase.