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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Reflecting on the Fish Tank: Using the Project Approach to Make Connections

Using a fish tank as a project is a great way for teachers to provoke children’s thought, to engage them in the process of representing their learning, and to support their reflections.

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Authored by: Andrea Anderson Jennifer Klutz Cindy G. McGaha
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Singing and Moving in the Time of COVID-19

Whether used to build community or offer opportunities for creativity, self-expression, and enjoyment, music and movement are critical components of excellent early childhood teaching.

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Authored by: Karen Salvador Kerry B. Renzoni 
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Higher-Order Thinking Bundle (On Demand)

Make your teaching more intentional and engaging with this collection of higher-order thinking modules that brings together three of NAEYC’s popular modules into one convenient package.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

What Has the Pandemic Taught You?

As part of Teaching Young Children’s ongoing series about supporting children and families through change, we asked early childhood education professionals what COVID-19 has taught them.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Virtual Playgroups: Sparking Curiosity and Discovery

Whether you’re organizing, scheduling, or hosting online gatherings for one class or a whole program, the following tips will help optimize the experience in virtual playgroups for everyone.

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Authored by: Shakesha Thompson Louisa Anastasopoulos Lori Coletti
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Solveig’s Sushi: Using Charting to Foster Social and Emotional Development

In this article, I share descriptions and examples of how to incorporate charting to foster these areas in a preschool setting, while simultaneously strengthening early language and literacy skills in a playful, engaging manner.

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Authored by: Nanci L. Red Bird
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

How Early Childhood Educators Can Explain Death to Children

If we help young children understand death, we help them cope with a personal loss that has already occurred or prepare them to understand and cope with a personal loss at a later time.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Feature Teacher: Talista Murrill

Talista Murrill is a pre-kindergarten teacher at Durham Head Start in Durham, North Carolina, who believes a key part of her practice is the importance of building relationships.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Message from Rhian

This issue of Teaching Young Children focuses on nurturing social and emotional development through preschool environments and practices, whether virtual or in-person.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 3
April 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Nurturing Social & Emotional Development
TYC Spring 2021 issue
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

The Reading Chair: Spring 2021

New children’s books too good to miss!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

Viewpoint. We’re Not All Friends Here (and That’s Okay)

Should we refer to our class as friends? On the surface, this may seem like a simple question, but it represents a complex aspect of classroom ecology that is debated in early childhood circles.

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio
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