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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2016

Message in a Backpack™ Focus and Self-Control

Self-control and focus are both important skills for children to practice in order to succeed in school. Here are some that you and your child can do together at home.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Encouraging Persistence and Positive Attitudes toward Math

Here are some ideas for creating a classroom culture that encourages positive feelings toward math, values hard work, and supports children in tackling challenges head-on.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Promoting Powerful Interactions Between Parents and Children

One way to encourage positive connections within families is by teaching adult family members to use the Powerful Interactions™ framework with their children.

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Authored by: Kristan Stewart-Henry, Amber Friesen
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Play supports children’s learning in so many ways. Make sure your child has time to play to promote cognitive, language and literacy, physical, social, and emotional development.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Talking with Parents about Play and Learning

We can help families understand why play is critical for preschoolers’ learning and development—and how play sets children up for future school success.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

7x. Help for the New School Year: 7 Classroom Challenges

On HELLO, we’ve noticed seven teaching challenges teachers repeatedly ask about. These are areas preschool teachers grapple with throughout the school year, and they seem to be on many teachers’ minds. Do any of them strike a chord?
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Ella Jenkins sitting on a bench with a guitar in her hands
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Now Sing This! Ella Jenkins

As the “First Lady of Children’s Music,” Ella Jenkins has spent more than 50 years working with children and teachers, helping educators incorporate music, diverse cultures, games, and movement into their early childhood programs.
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Children playing with chalk outdoors
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Chalk Play

This is the third article in Preschool Play Plans, a TYC series. This installment focuses on different ways to play with chalk.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Alphabet Letter-Name Knowledge

By the end of a year in a literacy-rich preschool program, a typical older 4-year-old can often name at least 18 or 19 uppercase letters and 16 or 17 lowercase letters.

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Authored by: Judith A. Schickedanz , Molly F. Collins
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Article
Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Feature Teacher: Angela Leggett

On the August/September 2018 cover is Angela Leggett, a prekindergarten teacher at Palm View Elementary, in Palmetto, Florida.
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 11, No. 5
August 1, 2018

August/September 2018

Back-to-School Issue: Alphabet Knowledge, Help for the New School Year
TYC August/September 2018 Issue
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