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Young Children
May 1, 2017

The Case of Brain Science and Guided Play: A Developing Story

Free play and guided play—together known as playful learning—are pedagogical tools through which children can learn in joyful and conceptually rich ways.

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Authored by: Brenna Hassinger-Das Kathy Hirsh-Pasek Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
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Diverse group of kids
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February 1, 2018

My Son's Realization That He's "Brown"

Between 3 and 4 years old, my son realized that he was "brown." This story recounts the way I helped him feel special for having unique characteristics.

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Authored by: Kim Doan
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Article
Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2017

Two Homes, One Classroom: Inclusive Practices That Work

It’s not uncommon to have children in your program who spend time with parents in two different homes. Individualizing communication is an effective way to recognize and welcome diverse family structures.

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Authored by: Katia González
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Subitizing game
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2016

Message in a Backpack™ Family Math Game: Subitizing

Try this activity with your child to expose them to subitizing—the ability to “see” and recognize a small number of objects and know instantly how many there are without counting!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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Article
Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2016

Message in a Backpack™ Making at Home

Here are some ideas for making at home to encourage children to experiment, explore, and create!
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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
February 1, 2015

پیام در کوله پشتی ™ همه می توانند داستان گو باشند Message in a Backpack™ Everyone Can Be a Storyteller

در کلاس ما، بچه ها داستان می گویند و آنها را به طور عملی انجام می دهند. داستان گویی به کودکان پیش دبستانی کمک می کند تا کلمات جدید را یاد بگیرند و برای خواندن و نوشتن آماده شوند
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