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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
December 1, 2018

More Fun Tips for Building Alphabet Letter-Name Knowledge

This article describes customizable activities and games that give all children many opportunities to learn letter names.

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Authored by: Judith A. Schickedanz , Molly F. Collins
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

8x. Ready, Set, Return: Helping Children Readjust after Winter Break

Returning to the classroom after winter break can be challenging. With the tips and strategies here, the children in your classroom will be able to transition back to the daily routine in no time.

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Authored by: Megan King
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Look, Listen, Learn. Mixed-Up Color Mixing

Read the following story and teacher reflections, and use the Reflective Questions to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Laurie Goff, Deb Curtis
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Three students holding their math mini-books
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Advancing Equity: Playful Ways to Extend Math Learning at Home

Giving young children lots of meaningful and enriching math experiences, both in school and at home, can build a firm foundation for later math learning.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Two children playing with boxes
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Creativity with Cardboard

These are ideas for open-ended indoor and outdoor activities that use inexpensive or free materials—bubbles, mud, chalk, playdough, and cardboard boxes. The activities are appropriate for preschoolers of all abilities.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Feature Teacher: Aicha Zerdeb

Aicha Zerdeb is a lead teacher at the Rose Byrne Head Start, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Message from Rhian

One of NAEYC’s accomplishments in 2018 was to engage members in developing or revising three important position statements.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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TYC December/January 2019
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Teaching Young Children
Vol. 12, No. 2
December 1, 2018

December/January 2019

Superdiverse Settings and Math at Home
TYC December/January 2019 Issue
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butterfly sculptures hanging in window
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Mathematical Masterpieces: Exploring Math through Art

There are so many possibilities for math in preschool classrooms. Here are some ideas to inspire you!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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Professionals in a meeting
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

6x: Getting the Most out of Professional Development

These tips should help you become more enthusiastic and get the most out of your professional development.

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Authored by: Erica Holland
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Teacher and students smiling with artwork
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Look, Listen, Learn: The Kindness Movement

Read the following story and teacher reflections; use the Reflective Questions to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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Teacher and students in a circle looking at a globe
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Children Can Wiggle and Learn

When we find ourselves thinking that sitting and learning go hand in hand for children, we should reflect on our own experiences and remember just how hard sitting can be.

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Authored by: Rae Pica
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child's hands kneading playdough
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Playdough

Playdough is a fun, easy, budget-friendly material for helping children work on math and literacy skills and get creative.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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