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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Ask Hello. Using the Term Friends

In a recent Hello discussion, a member sought input on friendship and addressing the whole class.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

The Power of Because

One thing we can do to improve the likelihood that children will respond to our requests is give them a reason for doing so.

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Authored by: Adam Holland
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Using Positive Words: Creating an Encouraging Classroom

This article offers activities and techniques centered on using positive words to make your classroom an encouraging place where children, families, and teachers feel the love.

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Authored by: Deb Jones
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Article
Young Children
May 1, 2019

Five Tips for Engaging Multilingual Children in Conversation

In this article, I offer five strategies that take into account the unique aspects of learning an additional language and capitalize on the social and interactive nature of early childhood classrooms.

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Authored by: E. Brook Chapman de Sousa
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

A Guided, Exploration-Based Visual Arts Program for Preschoolers

This article describes a program that combines exploratory art experiences with intentional teaching moments and offers suggestions for how teachers can organize their own programs.

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Authored by: X. Christine Wang, Keely Benson, Corinne Eggleston, Bin Lin
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

Joyful Learning with Stories: Making the Most of Read Alouds

The SEEDS approach to repeated read alouds offers teachers a structured, emotionally supportive, and intentional way to increase children’s language and literacy development.

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Authored by: Kathleen M. Horst, Lisa H. Stewart, Susan True
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

Language and Literacy Development: Research-Based, Teacher-Tested Strategies

Early childhood teachers play a key role as children develop literacy. While this cluster does not cover the basics of reading instruction, it offers classroom-tested ways to make common practices like read alouds and discussions even more effective.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 1
March 1, 2019

March 2019

Language & Literacy: Research-Based, Teacher-Tested Strategies
YC March 2019 Issue
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Article
Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

More Strategies for Supporting Children in Superdiverse Settings

This is the second of two articles offering strategies for teaching children in classrooms where a variety of home languages are spoken.

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Authored by: Carola Oliva-Olson, Linda M. Espinosa, Whit Hayslip, Elizabeth S. Magruder
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

Public Libraries Harness the Power of Play

Thanks to a nationwide parent education initiative called Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR), an increasing number of librarians are focusing on helping parents interact with their young children in meaningful ways to increase vocabulary development.

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Authored by: Donna C. Celano, Jillian J. Knapczyk, Susan B. Neuman
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