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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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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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Children in a classroom playing with playdough
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Repurposing Creative Finds for Creative Minds: Thinking Outside the Box

Many early childhood programs and family child care providers are on a tight budget, but having a well-stocked, developmentally appropriate learning space doesn’t have to break the bank.

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Authored by: Lisa Mufson Bresson
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2015

The Science of Superheroes

This article offers teacher observations that were made during a four-weeklong study on superhero play in a preschool classroom.

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Authored by: Sarah Erdman, Meredith Downing
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Children on a field trip
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2014

Ready, Set, Learn! We're Off to the Moon

Here's how creative play, focused on outer space, became the center of an entire preschool curriculum for several weeks—providing opportunities that connected science, math, literacy, language, art, and drama.

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Authored by: Marie Faust Evitt
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