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Young Children
September 1, 2022

Extending the Math in Picture Books

In this article, we discuss the benefits of engaging children in math learning through shared reading, outlining strategies that early childhood educators can use to extend the math during shared reading of both mathematical and non-mathematical books.

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Authored by: Megan Onesti Colleen Uscianowski Michèle M. Mazzocco
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Young Children
September 1, 2022

Promoting Algebraic Reasoning in the Early Years

Teachers can help children build the foundations of algebraic reasoning in preschool and elementary school by focusing on topics critical to algebra by using concrete objects found in any early learning setting or home and by offering simple activities.

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Authored by: Lindsey Perry
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Young Children
Vol. 77, No. 3
September 1, 2022

Fall 2022

Early Math Learning: Intentional Instruction, Playful Experiences
This issue of Young Children offers articles pairing essential math concepts with effective, engaging practices for early childhood settings.
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

"How Do You Spell Butterfly?" Connecting Play to Content Learning

In this article, Jenna Valasek explains how she uses open-ended materials with intentional teacher planning and scaffolding to engage children in active thinking, social interactions, and joyful learning across multiple areas.

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Authored by: Jenna Valasek
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 15, No. 4
July 1, 2022

Summer 2022

Playful Content Learning
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

Viewpoint: A Culture of Their Own: Exploring Childhood as a Unique Cultural Group

This article focuses on one aspect of a child’s specific culture—making and relating to friends—and the paradigm shift that occurs when teachers evaluate what they observe and experience with children by the yardstick of childhood rather than adulthood.

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Authored by: Emily Plank
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

Promoting Inclusive Teaching and Learning Using the Engineering Design Process

In this article, we share contextual information about using the engineering design process our program, including how we adapted a research-based curriculum to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities.

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Authored by: Yvette Mere-Cook Gurupriya Ramanathan
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Young Children
June 1, 2022

The Power of Playful Learning in the Early Childhood Setting

This excerpt from Developmentally Appropriate Practice illustrates the ways in which play and learning mutually support one another and how teachers connect learning goals to children’s play.

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Authored by: Jennifer M. Zosh Caroline Gaudreau Roberta Michnick Golinkoff Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
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