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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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Featured Sessions

View the featured sessions for the 2022 Professional Learning Institute.
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January 12, 2022

Using Technology to Support Early Science Teaching and Learning

The proper digital apps and tools can positively impact young children’s learning across home and early learning settings.

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Authored by: Ximena Dominguez Regan Vidiksis Jillian Orr Danae Kamdar Ashley Lewis Presser
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Ask Hello. What to Do When a Child Makes a Mistake

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Five Rs for Promoting Positive Family Engagement

I offer five Rs—respect, responsiveness and reassurance, relationship, reciprocity, and reflection—to help you build trust and promote positive family engagement in your preschool classroom.

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Authored by: Bweikia Foster Steen
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Making the Most of Teachable Moments

Even the smallest moment has great potential for learning. But what makes a moment “teachable,” and how can early childhood educators transform an everyday occurrence into such a learning experience?

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Authored by: Karen Walker
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

5X. Optimizing the Use of Media and Technology with Young Children

Educators can reflect on and plan anew how the appropriate use of digital technologies and media can promote young children’s learning and healthy development, particularly when embedded in strong relationships and joyful, engaging experiences.

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Authored by: Michael Levine
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Technology Guidelines Support Preschool Creativity

Here are additional ways you can support and inspire children’s creativity with technology.

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Authored by: Victoria B. Fantozzi
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Harnessing Potential: Integrating Technology and Media in Preschool

However, decades of research and professional practice point to the potential of technology and media, especially when the content is of high quality and created for educational purposes with young children.

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Authored by: Rachel Konerman Jennifer Horwitz Sarah Clancy Carmen Rietta
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Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2022

Feature Teacher: Ferlady Wilhelm

Ferlady Wilhelm has worked in early childhood education for more than 15 years. She currently serves as director of early childhood and a pre-K teacher at St. Jerome Catholic School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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