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May 21, 2020

Conversations that Matter: Talking with Children About Big World Issues

Children rely on adults to help them figure out what things mean. Children’s curiosity, puzzlement, and anxiety provide rich opportunities for adults to respond to their attempts to understand what they observe happening in their world.

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Authored by: Julie Olsen Edwards, Louise Derman-Sparks
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Supporting Young Children after Crisis Events

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of community disasters and other crises and traumatic events. This articles explains how educators and primary caregivers can help children cope with the stress of a community disaster.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld, Thomas Demaria, Sairam A. Kumar
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

“How Can I Help You?”: Reconsidering Behavior Management

Given that many teachers feel they are not well prepared to manage behaviors in a classroom (Pavri 2004), we have intentionally pursued this topic in our professional endeavors as teacher educators, observing hundreds of preservice and in-service teachers

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Authored by: Adam L. Holland, Kathryn A. Ohle
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

Will You Pass the Peas, Please?

I hope to encourage more teachers to use family-style dining as part of their daily intentional teaching.

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Authored by: Nikki Waldron
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

Tape Puts Everything Back Together

Helping children learn to recognize and manage big feelings is an important part of social and emotional development.

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Authored by: Nancy Bleemer
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2020

Message in a Backpack ™ Nature Play with Sensitive Children

What happens when your child is sensitive to touching natural objects? Use these ideas to spark indoor and outdoor nature play.

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio, Susan Ferguson
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