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Guidance on applying the principles of development and learning when considering if, how, and when to use technolgy and new media with young children. 

 

Position Statement: Technology and Interactive Media

Created by NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center, this position statement was created to guide educators in applying the principles of development and learning when considering the use of cutting-edge technologies and new media.

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Creating Coding Stories and Games

New to coding? Coding stories and games offer collaborative and playful ways for children to explore early coding. They also build on many early math and literacy concepts.

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Higher-Order Thinking Bundle (On Demand)

Make your teaching more intentional and engaging with this collection of higher-order thinking modules that brings together three of NAEYC’s popular modules into one convenient package.
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Message in a Backpack ™ پیام در کوله پشتی ™ Choosing the Best STEM Activities for Your Child انتخاب بهترین فعالیت های علم ، فناوری ، مهندسی و ریاضی برای کودک خود

يحب الأطفال الصغار استكشاف العالم من حولهم - وتعد أنشطة العلوم والتكنولوجيا والهندسة والرياضيات طريقة رائعة لمساعدتهم على القيام بذلك.

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Authored by: Rosemary Geiken
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Navigating Spatial Learning with Preschoolers

Mathematics activities can contribute to later success in both math and reading, but activities focused on math and spatial learning can also be really fun and playful for young children—and for their teachers!

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Authored by: Ashley Lewis Presser Danae Kamdar Ximena Dominguez
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Engineering in Preschool: Building the Basis for Lifelong Problem Solving

This article discusses why engineering is important in the early years, what are core elements of engineering, and how you can foster engineering in your setting.

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Authored by: Katherine Laguzza Katherine Katzer Mary Eileen McDonnell Christine Cunningham
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Teaching Young Children
January 4, 2021

Message in a Backpack ™ Choosing the Best STEM Activities for Your Child

Young children love to explore the world around them—and STEM activities are a great way to help them do it. With so many STEM ideas to choose from, how do you find what is best for your child?

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Authored by: Rosemary Geiken Sandy Chilton
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September 29, 2020

استخدام التقنية لتحسين وتعزيز تعلم الأطفال في المنزل والمدرسة: إقامة العلاقات هي الأساس Using Technology to Enhance Children’s Learning at Home and at School

This blog post features four educators (pre-K, kindergarten, ESL, migrant education) in culturally diverse programs who focused their intentional teaching with guidance from the NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology and Interactive M

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Authored by: Diane Bales Kelly Dalsemer Bonnie Blagojevic Lynn Hartle Noelle Chung Katie Gardner Kelsey MacLeod Juana Rodriguez-Vazquez
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Incorporating Knowledge from Children’s Homes and Communities: A Home-to-School Approach for Teaching STEM in Preschool

In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.

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Authored by: Christine M. McWayne Jayanthi Mistry Sunah Hyun Virginia Diez Cynthia Parker Betty Zan Daryl Greenfield Kimberly Brenneman
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

Incorporar el conocimiento que obtienen los niños de sus hogares y comunidades: Un enfoque del hogar a la escuela para enseñar STEM en preescolar

In this article, we explore a project whose goal is to use home- and community-based knowledge and concepts with which children are already familiar to introduce new topics around science and engineering in preschool.

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Authored by: Christine M. McWayne Jayanthi Mistry Sunah Hyun Virginia Diez Cynthia Parker Betty Zan Daryl Greenfield Kimberly Brenneman
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October 21, 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate Media Literacy Week with 5-and-Unders

Just as we lay the foundations for print literacy starting at birth, early childhood educators have a vital role to play in laying the foundations for the more sophisticated media literacy skills we expect of adolescents and adults.

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Authored by: Faith Rogow
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September 29, 2020

Using Technology to Enhance Children’s Learning at Home and at School: Building Relationships is Key

This blog post features four educators (pre-K, kindergarten, ESL, migrant education) in culturally diverse programs who focused their intentional teaching with guidance from the NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology and Interactive M

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Authored by: Diane Bales Kelly Dalsemer Bonnie Blagojevic Lynn Hartle Noelle Chung Katie Gardner Kelsey MacLeod Juana Rodriguez-Vazquez
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 1
September 16, 2020

October/November 2020

Partnering with Families, Helping Children through Change
TYC October/November 2020 issue
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Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 4
September 1, 2020

September 2020

Fostering Content Knowledge: Meaningful Integration in the Primary Grades
The September 2020 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles that showcase the power of integrating science, math, technology, literacy, and social studies to make learning meaningful and content-rich across the primary grades.
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