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Guiding Children by Using Questions

Asking a child about his behavior can stop the behavior as it is happening and get him to think about it. The best questions are ones that require more than a yes-or-no answer. Here are some examples.
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January 2, 2019

Spotlight on Games—Kindness Rocks!

As early childhood educators, we often have stories to tell about our own children as we play and learn with them at home. Here is a story from Julia Luckenbill about her family’s experiences with a rock hiding and finding activity.

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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December 23, 2018

A Death in the Family: Helping Young Children Understand

Supporting children and their families as they cope with the death of someone close to them is never easy. If you ever need to support a child at such a time, I encourage you to refer to this list of resources.

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Authored by: Michael Coventry
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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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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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