Have you ever heard of twinkl? Its an amazing website with resources dedicated to Early Childhood children and their caretakers (teachers, parents, daycare providers, etc.)
I use their images and resources packs whenever I can because they use real pictures and always connect words with them.
Just look at all the resource categories they have available to use:
I used their Role Play section to help me change my home living area into a Vet’s office (come back tomorrow to see pictures of that!) I love that they have something for everyone on their site and many of the resources are free, but if you pay the very inexpensive “Premium” fee, you get access to LOTS more resources…that’s where the Vet pack came from.
These are the different resource packs you can download just to create different Shops in your classroom.
When you download a pack, you will get EVERYTHING you can think of needing to make it happen, minus the more 3D shaped items to bring your dramatic play area to life.
These are the different Service packs you can download. This is where I got my Vet’s Pack.
Twinkl is based in England, so sometimes you might see words spelled in British English, but the the great folks at Twinkl are quickly building their American English library and adding more resources for that.
One of the things I used two units ago, were these amazing pictures of homes from around the world. We study homes in different times and places and talk about what makes each home suitable for being in that particular location. These photos from twinkl make it so easy to do that!
Go have a look around their site and see what you can find! Sign up for their Premium Membership too–its so inexpensive and SO worth it! Come back tomorrow to see how I used twinkl’s resources to transform my home living area into a Vet’s office!