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Young Children
November 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: November 2019

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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Two preschool girls on the floor in the classroom reading a book together
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Using the Village to Raise a Reader

In this article, we explore the key roles that teachers, families, and community initiatives like those underway at some laundromats play in helping children become ready to read.

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Authored by: Donna C. Celano, Susan B. Neuman
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Children gathered on the play mate.
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Young Children
September 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: September 2019

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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young preschool boy sitting on a couch reading

Using and Creating Informational Texts at Home

For young children, listening to, reading, writing, and illustrating informational texts is a great way to build knowledge and vocabulary in science, social studies, and the arts—and a great foundation for success in school and life.
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August 13, 2019

Making the Most of Informational Text

Learn the tips and tricks to make informational texts more engaging and interesting for educators and children.

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Authored by: Nell K. Duke
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Children Reading Together

Children's Books about Families

A family unit supports children in countless ways, including easing their transitions, helping them learn about the other boys and girls in the class, and strengthening their self-awareness.
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Preschool storytime
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: July 2019

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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Teacher reading a children's book to three toddlers
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Rocking and Rolling. Reading with Babies Matters!

For years, researchers have shown that reading to infants is good for their language and cognitive development and is important for building children’s vocabulary and prereading skills.

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Authored by: Linda Groves Gillespie
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Child and teacher reading a book
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: May 2019

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's book illustrations of animals
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

Looking at the World: Children and Science

One reason it is so important to introduce science to very young children: the understandings they develop—no matter how basic or partial—provide a framework for later learning.

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Authored by: Steve Jenkins
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Teacher and student with a disability reading a book together
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: March 2019

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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