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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Supporting Language: Culturally Rich Dramatic Play

In Mrs. Ramos’s classroom, the children’s conversations about their family activities led them to create a panaderia in the dramatic play center.

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Authored by: Irasema Salinas-Gonzalez, María G. Arreguín-Anderson, Iliana Alanís
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Anti-Bias Education: Holidays

Many early childhood educators have questions about how to approach the holidays. The following text is excerpted from the chapter titled “Learning About Holidays & Fairness.”
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2016

Teaching and Learning With Hip-Hop Culture

To honor children's interests, support their learning, and connect with their culture, I incorporated aspects of hip-hop culture into the curriculum.

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Authored by: ​Anthony Broughton
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December 8, 2015

Selecting Gifts for the Young Children in Your Life

With the holidays quickly approaching, we’ve compiled some ideas on toys, play, and family learning that will come in handy when selecting gifts for the young children in your life.

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Authored by: Georgi-Ann Clarke
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

Culturally Appropriate Positive Guidance with Young Children

Many behaviors have cultural roots that teachers can capitalize on to foster each child’s developing identity, share cultural lessons with the whole class, and help children cultivate shared norms for their behavior as students.

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Authored by: Zeynep Isik-Ercan
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Young Children
May 1, 2016

Reading Your Way to a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Showing children that we see and value all aspects of them—including attributes related to race and culture—is a critical step in helping them feel welcome and connected to their teachers and peers.

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Authored by: Shannon B. Wanless, Patricia A. Crawford
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