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Young Children
May 1, 2017

脑科学和引导式游戏的案例:正在发生的故事 The Case of Brain Science and Guided Play: A Developing Story

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

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Authored by: Brenna Hassinger-Das Kathy Hirsh-Pasek Roberta Michnick Golinkoff
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Reflecting on the Fish Tank: Using the Project Approach to Make Connections

Using a fish tank as a project is a great way for teachers to provoke children’s thought, to engage them in the process of representing their learning, and to support their reflections.

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Authored by: Andrea Anderson Jennifer Klutz Cindy G. McGaha
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Higher-Order Thinking Bundle (On Demand)

Make your teaching more intentional and engaging with this collection of higher-order thinking modules that brings together three of NAEYC’s popular modules into one convenient package.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

How Early Childhood Educators Can Explain Death to Children

If we help young children understand death, we help them cope with a personal loss that has already occurred or prepare them to understand and cope with a personal loss at a later time.

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Authored by: David J. Schonfeld
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 3
April 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Nurturing Social & Emotional Development
TYC Spring 2021 issue
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Article
Young Children
March 1, 2021

Viewpoint. We’re Not All Friends Here (and That’s Okay)

Should we refer to our class as friends? On the surface, this may seem like a simple question, but it represents a complex aspect of classroom ecology that is debated in early childhood circles.

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Authored by: Becky L. DelVecchio
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Article
Young Children
March 1, 2021

“How Are You Feeling?” Strategies for Helping Children Understand and Manage Emotions

Young children with responsive caregivers are likely to thrive, whereas young children who experience emotionally unavailable environments are more likely to experience negative impacts on their cognitive, social, language, and emotional development.

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Authored by: Vonda Jump Norman Audrey C. Juhasz Krista Nicole Useche Kristine M. Kinniburgh
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NAEYC president, Ann McClain Terrell
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Young Children
March 1, 2021

From Our President. Helping Children Hear Their Song

How can we better implement practices that build relationships and create environments that support positive social and emotional growth?

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Authored by: Ann McClain Terrell
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Article
Young Children
March 1, 2021

Rocking and Rolling. Caring for the Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers

In order to be part of an effective safety net for young children’s emotional well-being, we need to understand their unique vulnerability to trauma and extended stress during the first few years of life.

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Authored by: Kathy Reschke
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Article
Young Children
March 1, 2021

What Babies Ask of Us: Contexts to Support Learning about Self and Other

Vivian Gussin Paley, author of thirteen insightful books that illuminate children’s social and emotional competence, captured the essence of what young children ask of us with respect to social and emotional support.

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Authored by: Mary Jane Maguire-Fong
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