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Young Children
September 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: September 2018

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 Children
September 1, 2018

Growing in STEM. The Design Process: Engineering Practices in Preschool

In this article, we explain why engineering practices are an important part of early STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning and share examples of exploring engineering practices.

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Authored by: Jolyn Blank, Stefanie Lynch
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August 10, 2018

Inspire Children to Think and Act Like Scientists

Thinking and acting like scientists not only supports deep understanding of important real-world phenomena, it also helps children develop a self-concept as a capable learner. Here are some ways to inspire children to think and act like scientists.

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Authored by: Jeanne R. Paratore, Lisa M. O’Brien
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Encouraging Persistence and Positive Attitudes toward Math

Here are some ideas for creating a classroom culture that encourages positive feelings toward math, values hard work, and supports children in tackling challenges head-on.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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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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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Alphabet Letter-Name Knowledge

By the end of a year in a literacy-rich preschool program, a typical older 4-year-old can often name at least 18 or 19 uppercase letters and 16 or 17 lowercase letters.

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Authored by: Judith A. Schickedanz , Molly F. Collins
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July 20, 2018

Promoting Children’s Science Learning One Step at a Time

Here are five ideas that will help early childhood educators support science learning in the classroom and communicate with families about how to support children’s science learning at home.

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Authored by: Alexandra Adair, Cindy Hoisington
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Young Children
July 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: July 2018

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 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.

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Authored by: Donna C. Celano, Jillian J. Knapczyk, Susan B. Neuman
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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.
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HOT Creativity

HOT Creativity focuses on art, technology and higher order thinking skills
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Young Children
May 1, 2018

The Reading Chair: May 2018

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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