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Rocking and Rolling, edited by Linda Gillespie and her colleagues from ZERO to THREE, focuses on supporting infants, toddlers, and their families. Each column offers instructional insights and suggestions that are grounded in research yet presented through real-life examples.

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Infant reading book
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

استكشاف الرياضيات مع الرضع والفُطم: فوائد الكتب واللغة التي تتناول المفاهيم الرياضية Rocking and Rolling. Exploring Math with Infants and Toddlers: The Joys and Benefits of Math-Based Books and Language

Using books as inspiration for nurturing children’s early math language and understanding of math concepts is a natural fit for early education settings.

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Authored by: Rebecca Parlakian
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Girl with mud on hands
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Young Children
May 1, 2019

Rocking and Rolling. Fresh Air, Fun, and Exploration: Why Outdoor Play Is Essential for Healthy Developmentالهواء النقي والمتعة والاستكشاف: أهمية اللعب الخارجي في التطور الصحي للأطفال

Ensuring that outdoor play is an integral part of your child care and education setting’s daily schedule supports early learning across all domains and unleashes a whole lot of joy—for you and for children!

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Authored by: Kathy Kinsner
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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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An infant crawling
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Young Children
November 1, 2016

Rocking and Rolling: Learning to Move

Motor development is a constant learning process. A child’s body is continuously growing and changing, and his environment offers different opportunities for movement.

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Authored by: Sandra Petersen, Emily J. Adams, Linda Groves Gillespie
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Two toddlers playing on rocking horse
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Young Children
July 1, 2016

Rocking and Rolling: It's Never "Just Play"!

The skills used in this scenario are what children will need as adults to succeed in the 21st century, and the children in this scenario are developing them seamlessly and organically through play.

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Authored by: Linda Groves Gillespie
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A infant learning about sorting
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Young Children
November 1, 2015

Rocking and Rolling: Why Teaching Infants and Toddlers is Important

Adults working with infants and toddlers sometimes shy away from thinking of themselves as teachers because they worry the name is associated with more structured and adult-led activities than babies are ready for.

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Authored by: Allyson Dean, Linda Groves Gillespie
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