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Teaching Young Children (TYC)—NAEYC's award-winning magazine for classroom educators—highlights current thinking on best practices in early childhood education, innovations in the field, research and its implications, and interesting ideas for and from preschool teachers.

 

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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Ask Hello. Different Approaches to Family Trees

In this month's edition of Ask HELLO, we hear how some teachers approach classroom family trees for children who may be living with someone who is not a biological parent.
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Creating Anti-Racist Early Childhood Spaces

To create equitable classrooms and programs, early childhood educators must embrace the concepts of anti-racism and use it to inform their classroom practices.

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Authored by: Rosemarie Allen Dorothy L. Shapland Jen Neitzel Iheoma U. Iruka
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Message in a Backpack™ Using Sentence Stems at Home: Tips for Families

When reading together, families can support early language and comprehension skills by offering short sentence stems, or sentence starters, to help children share what they are thinking and learning.

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Authored by: Michele Coulombe Erin Zuccaro
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Snack Math: Ideas You Can Taste!

In this article, I share some of our math explorations by using food during snack time to help develop skills and confidence as young mathematicians.

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Authored by: Rowan Machalow
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

In Our Voices: Creating Community Responsive Listening Centers

Here we describe how we worked with center staff, teachers, and students in our undergraduate early literacy class to create community responsive listening centers in seven classrooms.

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Authored by: Emily Brown Hoffman Kristin Cipollone
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

A Wormery Spurs an Inquiry: Worms Throughout the Curriculum

In this article, we describe how we studied a collection of worms to help embed content skills and knowledge across our curriculum.

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Authored by: Maris Miles Deborah Duffy
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

‘How Do You Spell Butterfly?’ Connecting Play to Content Learning

In this article, Jenna Valasek explains how she uses open-ended materials with intentional teacher planning and scaffolding to engage children in active thinking, social interactions, and joyful learning across multiple areas.

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Authored by: Jenna Valasek
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Feature Teacher: Garnett Booker

Garnett Booker is a pre-K teacher for English Language Learners at Truesdell Elementary School in Washington, DC. He has over 15 years of experience in the early childhood field.
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Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

Message from TYC Editorial Team

This issue of Teaching Young Children offers articles and features filled with recommended strategies, activities, and materials to connect play and content learning throughout the preschool day.
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 15, No. 4
July 1, 2022

Summer 2022

Playful Content Learning
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Ask Hello. Transitions Within the Day

This edition of Ask Hello has suggestions about how to help a child who has difficulty with transitions.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Exploring Children’s Thinking About Data

In this excerpt of our book The Young Child and Mathematics, third edition, we showcase children’s thinking about data as a teacher engages her preschoolers in a data-centric activity.

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Authored by: Angela Chan Turrou Nicholas C. Johnson Megan L. Franke
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Make Picture Books Count: Effective Ways to Integrate Math and Literacy

This article pairs books from a variety of social and cultural perspectives with activities that meld literacy and math concepts related to counting, shapes, measurement, classifying, and patterning.

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Authored by: Carrie S. Cutler
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

9X. Grow in Confidence as an Early Math Teacher

Many early childhood educators do not feel adequately prepared and confident in teaching math. Here are nine ideas you can use to grow in confidence as an intentional math teacher.

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Authored by: Anita Kumar
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Promoting Spatial Orientation: A Math Activity for Teachers and Families

The following classroom activity and its home extension include step-by-step instructions and sample questions to promote conversations about spatial orientation to build children’s reasoning processes and spatial terminology.

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Authored by: Lindsey Perry Eloise Aniag Kuehnert Leanne Ketterlin Geller
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