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Young Children
September 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: September 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Now Sing This! Ella Jenkins

As the “First Lady of Children’s Music,” Ella Jenkins has spent more than 50 years working with children and teachers, helping educators incorporate music, diverse cultures, games, and movement into their early childhood programs.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Alphabet Letter-Name Knowledge

By the end of a year in a literacy-rich preschool program, a typical older 4-year-old can often name at least 18 or 19 uppercase letters and 16 or 17 lowercase letters.

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Authored by: Judith A. Schickedanz , Molly F. Collins
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: July 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite!

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Children playing in play centers at a library
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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 girl reading a book with her father
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Young Children
May 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: May 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Students in a classroom smiling and clapping
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Young Children
May 1, 2018

The Power of Using International Picture Books with Young Children

Using international picture books is a powerful vehicle for teachers who want to foster children’s development of intercultural knowledge and understanding in meaningful ways.

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Authored by: Kelly Baldwin
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Literacy

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on reading and writing at home!
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Children gathered on the carpet during storytime
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Young Children
March 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: March 2018

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Now Read This! Steve Light

Steve Light’s books are inspired by the interests and questions of the children in his preschool class. Read on for some more great ideas from Steve’s books that will inspire the children in your classroom.

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Authored by: Joellyn Powers
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