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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Using the Village to Raise a Reader

In this article, we explore the key roles that teachers, families, and community initiatives like those underway at some laundromats play in helping children become ready to read.

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Authored by: Donna C. Celano, Susan B. Neuman
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

9x: Easy Ways to Integrate Math in the Gym and Beyond!

With a few simple tools—dice, rulers, number lines, and spinners—children can infuse math into big body activities. Here are nine easy activities for integrating math in the gym and beyond!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: September 2019

New children’s books too good to miss­ and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Using and Creating Informational Texts at Home

For young children, listening to, reading, writing, and illustrating informational texts is a great way to build knowledge and vocabulary in science, social studies, and the arts—and a great foundation for success in school and life.
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August 13, 2019

Making the Most of Informational Text

Learn the tips and tricks to make informational texts more engaging and interesting for educators and children.

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Authored by: Nell K. Duke
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August 6, 2019

Gone Fishing

I think about being a parent and a teacher and observing children. Even experts can forget that there is a time to model and guide, and also a time to give space for the kind of learning that happens with uninterrupted play and exploration.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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August 6, 2019

Connecting our Nature Walks to the Classroom

If the environment is the third teacher, there is no better classroom environment than the outdoors. I use our experiences and my notes and pictures as inspiration for our curriculum.

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Authored by: Daniela Silver
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Children's Books about Families

A family unit supports children in countless ways, including easing their transitions, helping them learn about the other boys and girls in the class, and strengthening their self-awareness.
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Mensaje en la mochila: Maneras divertidas y fáciles de jugar con la matemática en casa

Los niños tienden a imitar las actitudes de los padres sobre la matemática. Cuando juegue a estos juegos, ¡diviértase! Si se divierte, los niños también se divertirán. Trabajar en un desafío es también lo que hace que se disfruten los juegos.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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July 11, 2019

How to Create a Forest Classroom Experience

Here are some tips to help you create meaningful forest experiences for the children in your care—no outdoor classroom required!

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Authored by: Daniela Silver
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Preschool storytime
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: July 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Rocking and Rolling. Reading with Babies Matters!

For years, researchers have shown that reading to infants is good for their language and cognitive development and is important for building children’s vocabulary and prereading skills.

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Authored by: Linda Groves Gillespie
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: May 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

Looking at the World: Children and Science

One reason it is so important to introduce science to very young children: the understandings they develop—no matter how basic or partial—provide a framework for later learning.

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Authored by: Steve Jenkins
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

From Fear to Freedom: Risk and Learning in a Forest School (Voices)

As an outdoor educator and “nature elder,” Heather Taylor tells two stories that stretched her personal views of what it means to allow children to have the freedom to make their own choices as they study nature.

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Authored by: Heather B. Taylor
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