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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Playdough

Playdough is a fun, easy, budget-friendly material for helping children work on math and literacy skills and get creative.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Bringing Active Play Indoors

Increasing core strength and hand–eye coordination can help preschoolers improve their gross motor abilities. Consider these activities for bringing active play inside!

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Authored by: Lisa Mufson Bresson
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Swings!

Back and forth, back and forth—the swings on our school playground are always in use. But did you know that swinging is much more than just fun? There are many benefits that make swinging an important childhood activity.

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Authored by: Condie Ward
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Help Your Child Build Fine Motor Skills

There are lots of activities that can increase muscle strength and coordination, preparing children for more advanced skills, from writing with a pencil, using a computer mouse, or playing a musical instrument.
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Why Do Babies Like Boxes Best?

Why is Ella playing with the wrapping paper and box instead of the present? The answer lies in her development.
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Young Children
November 1, 2016

Rocking and Rolling: Learning to Move

Motor development is a constant learning process. A child’s body is continuously growing and changing, and his environment offers different opportunities for movement.

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Authored by: Sandra Petersen, Emily J. Adams, Linda Groves Gillespie
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2012

Growing In Sync Children

The more children move, the more they will feel comfortable in their bodies and in sync with the world. How can teachers help preschoolers become in sync? Here are some fun suggestions.

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Authored by: Joye Newman, Carol Kranowitz
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