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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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children play baking in classroom
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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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young boy dressed as a super hero
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2015

The Science of Superheroes

We learned that superhero-themed reading material, especially graphic novels, brought a new reading energy to the classroom.

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Authored by: Sarah Erdman, Meredith Downing
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Child in poop machine in outdoor sandbox
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2016

The Poop Machine

When I let the children lead their play, I am amazed by their skills, knowledge, creativity, and inventiveness.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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Preschoolers standing at taco truck
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March 23, 2015

Tacos Anyone? Preschoolers Investigate a Taco Truck

Student teachers Briana Guillory and Kaitlen Perkins thought about children’s interests and noticed that so much of their students' dramatic play centered on preparing and cooking food. Read how they got prepared for Tasty Tuesday during NAEYC's WOYC!
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