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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Message in a Backpack ™ پیام در کوله پشتی ™ Choosing the Best STEM Activities for Your Child انتخاب بهترین فعالیت های علم ، فناوری ، مهندسی و ریاضی برای کودک خود

يحب الأطفال الصغار استكشاف العالم من حولهم - وتعد أنشطة العلوم والتكنولوجيا والهندسة والرياضيات طريقة رائعة لمساعدتهم على القيام بذلك.

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Authored by: Rosemary Geiken
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Message in a Backpack ™ Developing Your Preschooler’s Spatial Thinking

Research suggests that preschoolers’ early mathematics learning—including spatial-thinking skills—is related to later success in both reading and math. Here are some tips for supporting your preschooler’s spatial thinking!

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Authored by: Ashley Lewis Presser, Jillian Orr Daglilar, Mollie Levin
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Engineering in Preschool: Building the Basis for Lifelong Problem Solving

This article discusses why engineering is important in the early years, what are core elements of engineering, and how you can foster engineering in your setting.

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Authored by: Katherine Laguzza, Katherine Katzer, Mary Eileen McDonnell, Christine Cunningham
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Message in a Backpack ™ Choosing the Best STEM Activities for Your Child

Young children love to explore the world around them—and STEM activities are a great way to help them do it. With so many STEM ideas to choose from, how do you find what is best for your child?

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Authored by: Rosemary Geiken, Sandy Chilton
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Scaffolding Background Knowledge and Emergent Writing Through Conversations

Through the following examples, we aim to show how teachers can support young children’s growth in ways that are important to emergent writing development, with a focus on content knowledge, genre knowledge, and visual literacy.

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Authored by: Carol A. Donovan, Diane C. Sekeres, Cailin Jane Kerch
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Incorporating Knowledge from Children’s Homes and Communities: A Home-to-School Approach for Teaching STEM in Preschool

In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.

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Authored by: Christine M. McWayne, Jayanthi Mistry, Sunah Hyun, Virginia Diez, Cynthia Parker, Betty Zan, Daryl Greenfield, Kimberly Brenneman
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Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 5
November 18, 2020

December 2020

Knowledge-Rich Curriculum: Supporting Identity Development & Advancing Equity
The December issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles with perspectives on enriching curriculum by connecting lessons to children's social and cultural contexts.
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