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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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Young Children
May 1, 2018

Engaging and Enriching: The Key to Developmentally Appropriate Academic Rigor

In this article, we describe the transformation of 17 kindergarten classrooms from didactic experiences for children to rigorous and developmentally appropriate student-centered learning environments.

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Authored by: Shannon Riley-Ayers, Alexandra Figueras-Daniel
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Talk It Up!

Families can foster children’s vocabulary through conversations, reading aloud, and singing. Try these vocabulary-building ideas at home.
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Reinforcing Language Skills for Our Youngest Learners

Language acquisition can be a wonderful process for all parents to witness. Especially when we acknowledge that we can take part in helping children learn and acquire the language skills they will need to communicate clearly
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