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Young Children
June 1, 2022

Viewpoint: A Culture of Their Own: Exploring Childhood as a Unique Cultural Group

This article focuses on one aspect of a child’s specific culture—making and relating to friends—and the paradigm shift that occurs when teachers evaluate what they observe and experience with children by the yardstick of childhood rather than adulthood.

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Authored by: Emily Plank
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

Promoting Inclusive Teaching and Learning Using the Engineering Design Process

In this article, we share contextual information about using the engineering design process our program, including how we adapted a research-based curriculum to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities.

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Authored by: Yvette Mere-Cook Gurupriya Ramanathan
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

Learning Through Play in Teacher Education

In this article, we discuss the need for teacher candidates to experience play, the equitable benefits of playful learning, and strategies that we use to position play within a standards-based curriculum.

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Authored by: Melanie Loewenstein Toni Denese Sturdivant Josh Thompson
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

The Power of Playful Learning in the Early Childhood Setting

This excerpt from Developmentally Appropriate Practice illustrates the ways in which play and learning mutually support one another and how teachers connect learning goals to children’s play.

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Authored by: Jennifer M. Zosh Caroline Gaudreau Roberta Michnick Golinkoff Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
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Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 2
June 1, 2022

Summer 2022

DAP and Playful Learning: Equitable Approaches
This issue of Young Children delves into different aspects of play, different roles of educators during play, and the contexts of children and families with play.
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Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Ask Hello. Transitions Within the Day

This edition of Ask Hello has suggestions about how to help a child who has difficulty with transitions.
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Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Exploring Children’s Thinking About Data

In this excerpt of our book The Young Child and Mathematics, third edition, we showcase children’s thinking about data as a teacher engages her preschoolers in a data-centric activity.

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Authored by: Angela Chan Turrou Nicholas C. Johnson Megan L. Franke
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Make Picture Books Count: Effective Ways to Integrate Math and Literacy

This article pairs books from a variety of social and cultural perspectives with activities that meld literacy and math concepts related to counting, shapes, measurement, classifying, and patterning.

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Authored by: Carrie S. Cutler
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Promoting Spatial Orientation: A Math Activity for Teachers and Families

The following classroom activity and its home extension include step-by-step instructions and sample questions to promote conversations about spatial orientation to build children’s reasoning processes and spatial terminology.

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Authored by: Lindsey Perry Eloise Aniag Kuehnert Leanne Ketterlin Geller
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 15, No. 3
April 1, 2022

Spring 2022

A Focus on Math
This issue of Teaching Young Children is packed with suggestions to make math meaningful, engaging, and playful for young children.
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