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Young Children
March 1, 2019

A Guided, Exploration-Based Visual Arts Program for Preschoolers

This article describes a program that combines exploratory art experiences with intentional teaching moments and offers suggestions for how teachers can organize their own programs.

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Authored by: X. Christine Wang, Keely Benson, Corinne Eggleston, Bin Lin
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

Joyful Learning with Stories: Making the Most of Read Alouds

The SEEDS approach to repeated read alouds offers teachers a structured, emotionally supportive, and intentional way to increase children’s language and literacy development.

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Authored by: Kathleen M. Horst, Lisa H. Stewart, Susan True
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

Language and Literacy Development: Research-Based, Teacher-Tested Strategies

Early childhood teachers play a key role as children develop literacy. While this cluster does not cover the basics of reading instruction, it offers classroom-tested ways to make common practices like read alouds and discussions even more effective.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 1
March 1, 2019

March 2019

Language & Literacy: Research-Based, Teacher-Tested Strategies
YC March 2019 Issue
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February 12, 2019

On the Passing of Edward Zigler

Ed Zigler was a man of passion, of dedication, of consummate intelligence, and of incredible street smarts. He was a man who knew what he wanted to get done, and he did it.

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Authored by: Sharon Lynn Kagan
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February 6, 2019

Nature-Based Mindfulness for More Calm & Peaceful Kids

As children explore and observe nature, they become more aware of, and empathetic to, the plants and animals who share the natural world. Try these nature-based mindful activities indoors or outdoors with your tots!

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Authored by: Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

More Strategies for Supporting Children in Superdiverse Settings

This is the second of two articles offering strategies for teaching children in classrooms where a variety of home languages are spoken.

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Authored by: Carola Oliva-Olson, Linda M. Espinosa, Whit Hayslip, Elizabeth S. Magruder
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

The Sunshine Call: Celebrating Children’s Successes

For some young children, the transition from home to school is tough. Sometimes a little celebration of progress is just what children, and their teachers, need.

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Authored by: Kim Bell
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January 22, 2019

Innovation in Refugee Children’s Education

At NAEYC’s 2018 Annual Conference, a highlighted session by Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee, shared the most recent and innovative early childhood education initiatives for young children affected by the Syrian refugee crisis.

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Authored by: Dakota Saunders
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Guiding Children by Using Questions

Asking a child about his behavior can stop the behavior as it is happening and get him to think about it. The best questions are ones that require more than a yes-or-no answer. Here are some examples.
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December 23, 2018

A Death in the Family: Helping Young Children Understand

Supporting children and their families as they cope with the death of someone close to them is never easy. If you ever need to support a child at such a time, I encourage you to refer to this list of resources.

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Authored by: Michael Coventry
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