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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

9x: Easy Ways to Integrate Math in the Gym and Beyond!

With a few simple tools—dice, rulers, number lines, and spinners—children can infuse math into big body activities. Here are nine easy activities for integrating math in the gym and beyond!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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February 6, 2019

Nature-Based Mindfulness for More Calm & Peaceful Kids

As children explore and observe nature, they become more aware of, and empathetic to, the plants and animals who share the natural world. Try these nature-based mindful activities indoors or outdoors with your tots!

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Authored by: Monica Wiedel-Lubinski
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Children Can Wiggle and Learn

When we find ourselves thinking that sitting and learning go hand in hand for children, we should reflect on our own experiences and remember just how hard sitting can be.

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Authored by: Rae Pica
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Playdough

Playdough is a fun, easy, budget-friendly material for helping children work on math and literacy skills and get creative.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Bringing Active Play Indoors

Increasing core strength and hand–eye coordination can help preschoolers improve their gross motor abilities. Consider these activities for bringing active play inside!

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Authored by: Lisa Mufson Bresson
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Four children playing on tire swing
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Swings!

Back and forth, back and forth—the swings on our school playground are always in use. But did you know that swinging is much more than just fun? There are many benefits that make swinging an important childhood activity.

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Authored by: Condie Ward
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Healthy Young Children: A Manual for Programs, Fifth Edition
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Healthy Young Children: A Manual for Programs, Fifth Edition

Promotes the health, nutrition, physical activity, and safety of children, staff members, and families. Includes standards, procedures, and resources like sample forms, letters, and checklists.

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Authored by: Susan S. Aronson
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Three children eating lunch
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2017

11x: Keys to Supporting Children with Allergies

Allergies are very common among preschool children, so it’s important to know about different ones and how to support the children in your care.

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Authored by: Jeanne Galbraith
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Affordable Fitness Fun
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Affordable Fitness Fun

Incorporate fitness into the daily routine

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Authored by: Melanie Hope Greenberg
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Ramps & Pathways: A Constructivist Approach to Physics With Young Children
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Ramps & Pathways: A Constructivist Approach to Physics With Young Children

If you think the words young children and physics don’t belong together, think again. Based on the theories of Piaget and the work of DeVries and Sales, this book successfully makes the case for building a constructivist approach to physical science learn

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Authored by: Christina Sales, Rheta DeVries
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