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School Readiness

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on school readiness.
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February 26, 2018

Bathtime Science

When I think about it, during the course of my son’s bath last night we touched on physics, marine biology, anatomy and acoustics, and he was squeaky clean by the end of it! 

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Authored by: Sarah Erdman
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Tips for Gardening with Children

The most exciting part? When children get to eat their long-awaited garden treats. What could possibly be more tempting on a hot day than fresh watermelon from the garden? The proud smiles say it all.
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February 21, 2017

11 Reasons to Take the Kids Outside

When the kids are sad or too loud or when fights break out, taking the kids outside seems to fix everything, especially if running water, sand or soil is involved.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Articles for Families on Play

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on the importance of play and learning at home.
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For Families

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families—from child development to reading, writing, music, math, and more!
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Bubbles: Family Play Plan

Support your child’s learning with bubble play! Watch your child play to see what interests him. It’ll also help you figure out what questions to ask to expand his learning.
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Mensaje en la mochila: Receta de burbujas

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.
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