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Children building with LEGOs
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2016

Good Guidance: The 7 Essential Life Skills

In this issue, Galinsky delves into the first life skill, focus and self control, and offers teachers practical suggestions for promoting this skill in their work with preschoolers.

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Authored by: Ellen Galinsky
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Young Children
November 1, 2015

Rocking and Rolling: Why Teaching Infants and Toddlers is Important

Adults working with infants and toddlers sometimes shy away from thinking of themselves as teachers because they worry the name is associated with more structured and adult-led activities than babies are ready for.

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Authored by: Allyson Dean, Linda Groves Gillespie
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YC November 2015 Issue
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Young Children
Vol. 70, No. 5
November 1, 2015

November 2015

The Team Behind the Teacher
YC November 2015 Issue
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Article
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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Article
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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Article
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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Article
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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Article
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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Article
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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Article
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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