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January 18, 2017

What's in a Shadow?

What is a Shadow? Denise Nelson and her class of preschoolers in Worcester, MA tried to answer that question over the course of a three-week exploration—both indoors and out

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Authored by: Denise Nelson
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2017

Math Learning—and a Touch of Science—in the Outdoor World

The great outdoors is filled with rich opportunities for math learning—with a connection to science—that can interest and engage children in real-life problem solving.

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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Young Children
March 1, 2017

STEM Resources and Materials for Engaging Learning Experiences

The STEM experiences teachers provide for young children can involve a variety of learning materials, including children’s literature, consumables and manipulatives, and web-based resources.

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Authored by: Bree Laverdiere Ruzzi, Angela Eckhoff
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Child examines rotting vegetables in windowsill
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2016

The Rotten Truth—Discovering Decay!

On a summer day, three preschool teachers and an early education consultant met to draft a unit on decay. They used this planning session to design a curriculum specific to their own group of children and families on pumpkin decay.

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Authored by: Bonnie Blagojevic, Victoria Grotton, Suzen Polk-Hoffses, Karen Thomes
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2016

Preschoolers Play With Bamboo

Bamboo is a unique natural material that can provide days—even months!—of exploration for preschool children.

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Authored by: Condie Ward
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