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two little girls, one of whom has a Band-Aid on her leg
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2015

The Boo-Boo Curriculum

Here’s how a preschool teacher encouraged child development through the use of identifying body parts.

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Authored by: Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
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September 8, 2015

We Won't Bridge the Achievement Gap Until We Bridge the Word Gap

In 1995 a world-famous study by researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley found that some children heard thirty million fewer words by their 4th birthdays than others. The children who heard more words were better prepared when they entered school

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Authored by: Dana Suskind
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Young Children
May 1, 2015

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms

Many early childhood educators are likely to encounter young children who have experienced trauma on a daily basis.

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Authored by: Katie Statman-Weil
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2015

Listening to Children's Stories

Develop a curriculum that supports children’s literature and oral language for preschoolers.

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Authored by: ​Leanne Grace
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2014

Message in a Backpack™ Talk It Up!

Why is a large vocabulary important for children? Because it’s linked to their reading and school success. Try these vocabulary-building ideas at home.
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2014

The Word Gap: The Early Years Make the Difference

Preschool teachers can build on what children already know and respond to their interests to introduce and reinforce new words. Here are some things you can do to help preschoolers build their vocabularies.

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Authored by: ​Laura J. Colker
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2013

Message in a Backpack™ Solving Problems With Your Child

Sometimes children have problems getting along with others or following our few, simple classroom rules. When this happens, we work with the child to figure out a solution.
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2013

The "Make a Plan" Plan

The "Make a Plan” Plan is a strategy for helping a teacher and a child find solutions in regards to challenging behaviors together.

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Authored by: Jarrod Green
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2013

10X: "Good Job" Alternatives

Try the following suggestions to give preschoolers specific, detailed information that recognizes their achievements and encourages their learning.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2013

Message in a Backpack™ Share Your Passions With Your Child

Sharing your passions with your child can be a wonderful way to explore a special interest together. Use this as a way to create unique and long-lasting experiences with your child.
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2013

Play Safe! Be Safe! Preschooler Fire Safety

Fireproof Children, with the BIC Corporation and other experts, developed the play safe! be safe! preschool program. It focuses on keeping preschoolers safe in a fire and preventing fire play.
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2012

Growing In Sync Children

The more children move, the more they will feel comfortable in their bodies and in sync with the world. How can teachers help preschoolers become in sync? Here are some fun suggestions.

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Authored by: Joye Newman, Carol Kranowitz
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Teaching Young Children
June 1, 2009

Teacher Resources on Death

NAEYC compiled a list of teacher resources that deal with children and death for the June/July 2009 issue of Teaching Young Children.
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