Subject Areas

Young girl smiling

You are here

Most Recent

Two children reading
Article
Young Children
July 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: July 2018

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

Authored by

Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
Members Only
Children playing in play centers at a library
Article
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.

Authored by

Authored by: Donna C. Celano, Jillian J. Knapczyk, Susan B. Neuman
Members Only
child playing with blocks

At Home with Makerspaces

Whether you call them makerspaces, hackerspaces, or DIY labs, the idea is the same—they’re places where kids can tinker, invent, and build to their heart's content. They are great for fostering creativity and hands-on learning.
Members Only
drawing

HOT Creativity

HOT Creativity focuses on art, technology and higher order thinking skills
Members Only
Young girl reading a book with her father
Article
Young Children
May 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: May 2018

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

Authored by

Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
Members Only
Student looking at warhol effect on laptop
Blog
April 23, 2018

The Making of an Art Museum: A Preschool Project

In this Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool, the children’s interest in art grew, so they decided to open a classroom art museum.

Authored by

Authored by: Sarah West
Members Only
Child playing with shapes
Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Play Games, Learn Math! Pattern Block Puzzles

Children learn about shapes by playing with them and manipulating them. The games in this article guide children’s learning as they do both.

Authored by

Authored by: Kristen E. Reed, Jessica Mercer Young
Members Only
Toddler reading book with mother
Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Books That Inspire Mud Play and Exploration

Children’s books and poems are great resources for teaching children about the outdoors and inspiring them to play with mud in interesting ways.
Members Only
Students in a classroom smiling and clapping
Article
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.

Authored by

Authored by: Kelly Baldwin
Members Only
Baby playing on a xylophone

Creative Arts

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families music, art, and more.
Members Only