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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Growing Little Storytellers

When children learn the art of telling stories, it makes them smarter—giving them a head start on success in school and life.

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Authored by: Ronald F. Ferguson, Tatsha Robertson
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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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Experiencias Musicales

¿Es la música parte de su currículo? Jugar con la música, tanto como jugar con bloques, pintar o realizar juegos imaginarios, es una oportu- nidad para que los niños aprendan acerca de sí mismos, los demás y el mundo.
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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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