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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Look, Listen, Learn. Mixed-Up Color Mixing

Read the following story and teacher reflections, and use the Reflective Questions to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Laurie Goff, Deb Curtis
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Mathematical Masterpieces: Exploring Math through Art

There are so many possibilities for math in preschool classrooms. Here are some ideas to inspire you!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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Ella Jenkins sitting on a bench with a guitar in her hands
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Now Sing This! Ella Jenkins

As the “First Lady of Children’s Music,” Ella Jenkins has spent more than 50 years working with children and teachers, helping educators incorporate music, diverse cultures, games, and movement into their early childhood programs.
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At Home with Makerspaces

Whether you call them makerspaces, hackerspaces, or DIY labs, the idea is the same—they’re places where kids can tinker, invent, and build to their heart's content. They are great for fostering creativity and hands-on learning.
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HOT Creativity

HOT Creativity focuses on art, technology and higher order thinking skills
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April 23, 2018

The Making of an Art Museum: A Preschool Project

In this Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool, the children’s interest in art grew, so they decided to open a classroom art museum.

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Authored by: Sarah West
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Creative Arts

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families music, art, and more.
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Mensaje en la mochila™: Los sonidos y la música de animales

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por Internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.

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Authored by: H. Ellie Falter
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Mom and son smiling at each other with map in background
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Message in a Backpack™ Make Animal Music

There are lots of ways to be playful and support your child’s learning. Here are some ideas for how to connect children’s love of animals to musical exploration.

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Authored by: H. Ellie Falter
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Child's illustration of a family
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November 1, 2017

Creativity Throughout the Day

Fostering creativity is one of the most rewarding—and challenging—goals that teachers of young children can set for themselves.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Child's drawing of their family
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Young Children
November 1, 2017

Creativity Throughout the Day

Fostering creativity is one of the most rewarding—and challenging—goals that teachers of young children can set for themselves

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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