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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Teaching and Learning with Hip-Hop Culture

Through music and language, movement, and the visual arts, rap and other elements of hip-hop culture can support preschoolers’ learning and development in all domains.

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Authored by: ​Anthony Broughton
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The cover for the publication, Teaching Young Children, Summer 2021.
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 4
July 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Empowering Educators & Programs: A Blueprint for Excellence
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Singing and Moving in the Time of COVID-19

Whether used to build community or offer opportunities for creativity, self-expression, and enjoyment, music and movement are critical components of excellent early childhood teaching.

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Authored by: Karen Salvador Kerry B. Renzoni 
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the cover of the publication Teaching young children, Volume 14, Number 3
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 3
April 1, 2021

Spring 2021

Nurturing Social & Emotional Development
TYC Spring 2021 issue
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Blog
February 25, 2021

Singing and Moving in the Time of COVID-19

Recognizing the importance of music and movement in early childhood, here are strategies for safer music and movement activities in person and virtually, based on recommendations from the CDC and recent research.

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Authored by: Karen Salvador Kerry B. Renzoni 
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Experiencias Musicales

¿Es la música parte de su currículo? Jugar con la música, tanto como jugar con bloques, pintar o realizar juegos imaginarios, es una oportu- nidad para que los niños aprendan acerca de sí mismos, los demás y el mundo.
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Ella Jenkins sitting on a bench with a guitar in her hands
Article
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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Creative Arts

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families music, art, and more.
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Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Message in a Backpack™ Make Animal Music

There are lots of ways to be playful and support your child’s learning. Here are some ideas for how to connect children’s love of animals to musical exploration.

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Authored by: H. Ellie Falter
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Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

Mensaje en la mochila: Los sonidos y la música de animales

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por Internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.

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Authored by: H. Ellie Falter
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