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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Promoting Powerful Interactions Between Parents and Children

One way to encourage positive connections within families is by teaching adult family members to use the Powerful Interactions™ framework with their children.

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Authored by: Kristan Stewart-Henry, Amber Friesen
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Things Every Parent Should Know about Play

Play supports children’s learning in so many ways. Make sure your child has time to play to promote cognitive, language and literacy, physical, social, and emotional development.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Talking with Parents about Play and Learning

We can help families understand why play is critical for preschoolers’ learning and development—and how play sets children up for future school success.

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Authored by: Laurel Bongiorno
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School Involvement that Counts

The kinds of involvement that make a difference in children’s learning and academic success are doable for all families. Here are some attitudes and actions that all families can embrace to enhance their child’s learning.
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Two toddlers playing with modular solar system
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July 20, 2018

Promoting Children’s Science Learning One Step at a Time

Here are five ideas that will help early childhood educators support science learning in the classroom and communicate with families about how to support children’s science learning at home.

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Authored by: Alexandra Adair, Cindy Hoisington
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July 2, 2018

Caring For and About Infants and Toddlers

Dr. Berry Brazelton passed away on March 15, 2018, at the age of 99. This issue of Young Children is dedicated to him and to spreading his insights.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Children playing in play centers at a library
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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
July 1, 2018

Caring For and About Infants and Toddlers

Berry Brazelton passed away on March 15, 2018, at the age of 99. This issue of Young Children is dedicated to him and to spreading his insights.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Young Children
Vol. 73, No. 3
July 1, 2018

July 2018

Caring For and About Infants and Toddlers
YC July 2018 Issue
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May 24, 2018

Preschool Reflections

A preschool teacher asked the families of her preK-4 program to reflect on their children’s experiences before the end of the school year. Read what they had to say, as well as the teacher's own observations about the impact of preschool learning.

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Authored by: Jenny Levinson
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Two teachers looking at book with student
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Message in a Backpack™ Guiding Your Child’s Behavior

Your preschooler is learning positive behaviors just like she’s learning new words and skills. It’s important to stay calm, patient, and consistent as you help your child understand your expectations.

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Authored by: Keri Giordano
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2018

Mensaje en la mochila™: Cómo guiar el comportamiento de su hijo

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.

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Authored by: Keri Giordano
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March 30, 2018

Building Reciprocal Relationships with Communities

Being an early childhood administrator can be challenging but also professionally and personally rewarding because it provides the opportunity to develop lasting and meaningful relationships with families and the community.

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Authored by: Ludmila Battista
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Mom reading a book with her toddler
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Young Children
March 1, 2018

Making Connections. That Was Fast ...

Rhian Evans Allvin, NAEYC's CEO, reflects on four crucial lessons she has learned during her own children's encounter with high-quality early childhood education.

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Authored by: Rhian Evans Allvin
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Children blowing bubbles in field
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2018

Mensaje en la mochila™: Receta de burbujas

Este mensaje es para recortarse, fotocopiarse y enviarse a casa con los niños como recurso para los padres. Está disponible también por internet en NAEYC.org/tyc.
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