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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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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

The Word Gap: The Early Years Make the Difference

Preschool teachers can build on what children already know and respond to their interests to introduce and reinforce new words. Here are some things you can do to help preschoolers build their vocabularies.

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Authored by: ​Laura J. Colker
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