Early Childhood



1. Ojibwe Color & Activity Book

Published by the Great Lakes Indian & Wildlife Commission this Activity book has coloring pages for your child including Numbers, Shapes, and Animals.


Directions: Type link into search bar then scroll down page until you find Ojibwe Color & Activity Book. This Activity Book is available as a PDF for printing.

2. Reading, Literacy, & Your Child

University of Michigan Health System Website provides useful information on Reading   and Literacy. In addition the website provides links to ideas and resources for fun reading and literacy activities.


Directions: Type link into search bar. Once on website there are multiple easy to read sections that include links to great child oriented websites like Reading Rockets.

3. Learn Anishinaabemowin

Website provides lots of interactive activities and printable worksheets that feature the Anishinaabe Language, Culture, Legends, Fun and Games.


Directions: Type link into search bar. From there explore website.

4. PBS Kids

The contents of this PBS website were developed under a cooperative agreement #PRU295A100025, from the U.S. Department of Education


Directions: Once on website, select the “games tab” – from there you are able to tailor the games to the age of your child and/or the skill you would like your child to work on.

5. CDC Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Designed for parents of 2 to 4 year olds, Essentials for Parenting addresses common parenting challenges, like tantrums and whining. The purpose of the resource is to provide as much information as possible on things you can do to build a positive, healthy relationship. Skills focus on encouraging good behavior and decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies like positive communication, structure and rules, clear directions, and consistent discipline and consequences.


Directions: Follow link to website. Explore Parent Videos, ect.

6. Get Ready to Read

Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.


Directions: Once on Website you can select what skill (Early Literacy or Early Math) you want your child to focus on. Under each of these tabs you will find information and activities to do with your child.

7. Four Directions Interactive Teachings

The Four Directions Teachings website is a visually stunning audio narrated resource for learning about Indigenous knowledge and philosophy.


Directions: Type link into search bar. After Introduction, click on Ojibwe icon. From there you can clink on individual pieces to receive teachings. For example: Introduction, Center, East, South, West, North.

8. Family Math Fun

Family Math Fun is a manual that contains many fun math games and activities that are based on Native American culture.

Contents: PDF

9. Let’s Talk, Read, and Sing about Stem


10. Where American Indian students go to school:  Enrollment in seven Central Region states

Low academic achievement among American Indian students is a concern nationally and in the REL Central Region. Members of REL Central’s Native American Education Research Alliance have examined factors related to American Indian students’ academic success. Specifically, alliance members seek to better understand relationships between the use of Native culture and language in curricular and extracurricular activities and student academic success. Research suggests that American Indian students succeed academically when their Native culture is integrated into these activities in school.

Download a complimentary copy of this study to read more about these findings.


11.  Positive Parenting 2017

A toolkit of new and updated items for use during Parenting Awareness Month and throughout the year.

For complete toolkit and information, click here:  http://www.preventionnetwork.org/2017positiveparenting/