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Young Children
March 1, 2019

A Guided, Exploration-Based Visual Arts Program for Preschoolers

This article describes a program that combines exploratory art experiences with intentional teaching moments and offers suggestions for how teachers can organize their own programs.

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Authored by: X. Christine Wang, Keely Benson, Corinne Eggleston, Bin Lin
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

Joyful Learning with Stories: Making the Most of Read Alouds

The SEEDS approach to repeated read alouds offers teachers a structured, emotionally supportive, and intentional way to increase children’s language and literacy development.

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Authored by: Kathleen M. Horst, Lisa H. Stewart, Susan True
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

Language and Literacy Development: Research-Based, Teacher-Tested Strategies

Early childhood teachers play a key role as children develop literacy. While this cluster does not cover the basics of reading instruction, it offers classroom-tested ways to make common practices like read alouds and discussions even more effective.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 74, No. 1
March 1, 2019

March 2019

Language & Literacy: Research-Based, Teacher-Tested Strategies
YC March 2019 Issue
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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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Young Children
May 1, 2018

Engaging and Enriching: The Key to Developmentally Appropriate Academic Rigor

In this article, we describe the transformation of 17 kindergarten classrooms from didactic experiences for children to rigorous and developmentally appropriate student-centered learning environments.

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Authored by: Shannon Riley-Ayers, Alexandra Figueras-Daniel
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Talk It Up!

Families can foster children’s vocabulary through conversations, reading aloud, and singing. Try these vocabulary-building ideas at home.
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A infant learning about sorting
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Young Children
November 1, 2015

Rocking and Rolling: Why Teaching Infants and Toddlers is Important

Adults working with infants and toddlers sometimes shy away from thinking of themselves as teachers because they worry the name is associated with more structured and adult-led activities than babies are ready for.

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Authored by: Allyson Dean, Linda Groves Gillespie
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2014

Message in a Backpack™ Talk It Up!

Why is a large vocabulary important for children? Because it’s linked to their reading and school success. Try these vocabulary-building ideas at home.
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