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January 4, 2017

“如果把颜料涂在手上会有什么害处吗?” 1-3岁学步儿在家参与感官活动的指南 "What's the harm if I paint my arm?": A Toddler's Guide to Sensory Activities in the Home

Just as infants and toddlers need experience crawling or scooting to learn to walk and babbling and crying to learn to talk, they need to practice using their hands to control art supplies and practice using their minds to figure out how art supplies work

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Breaking Down STEAM for Young Children

In early childhood, we encourage STEAM teaching to integrate these subject areas within a meaningful context.

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Authored by: Sandra M. Linder, Angela Eckhoff
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Learning from One Another

Vivian Paley’s contribution to the field of early childhood education and teacher education is certainly her approach to creating the space and opportunities for children to share their stories through storytelling and story acting, but it is much more.

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Authored by: Mary Jane Moran
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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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Child playing with paint
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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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