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Mother and sons cooking a dish
Article
Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2017

Mensaje en la mochila™: El aprendizaje en actividades cotidianas

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: PBS KIDS and the READY TO LEARN INITIATIVE
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Teacher and children play with funnels at sand table.
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2017

Deepening Families’ Understanding of Children’s Learning in Centers

If families understand all that occurs in center activities and play, they will be able to support their children’s learning during play activities at home—to be learning partners with their children.

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Authored by: Faye Dismuke Nichole Parks Judy Jablon
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Child painting birdhouse
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2017

Two Homes, One Classroom: Inclusive Practices That Work

It’s not uncommon to have children in your program who spend time with parents in two different homes. Individualizing communication is an effective way to recognize and welcome diverse family structures.

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Authored by: Katia González
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Basketballs in a gym
Article
Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2017

March DaDness: Engaging Fathers

March DaDness was designed to invite fathers and other important males in children’s lives to participate in the children’s early learning programs.

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Authored by: James Saunders
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Subitizing game
Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2016

Message in a Backpack™ Family Math Game: Subitizing

Try this activity with your child to expose them to subitizing—the ability to “see” and recognize a small number of objects and know instantly how many there are without counting!

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Authored by: Deanna Pecaski McLennan
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Child showing his artwork on a tablet.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2016

10X: Using Technology to Engage Families

Here are 10 tips on using technology to engage families that support their young children's early learning and strengthen home-school relationships.

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Authored by: ​Ana Blagojevic
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Mother reading a children's book to toddler son
Blog
April 11, 2016

Understanding the Power of Parent Involvement

As their children’s first teachers, parents have an amazing opportunity to nurture their children’s growth and development and to advocate for their education. And many parents want to be involved in their children’s education

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Authored by: ​Donna Kirkwood, Ph.D
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Article
Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2016

Message in a Backpack™ Focus and Self-Control

Self-control and focus are both important skills for children to practice in order to succeed in school. Here are some that you and your child can do together at home.
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Asian male and young girl interact in the dramatic play area
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2015

Learning Stories

A story is powerful and meaningful to families and can often communicate more than a number, a score, or a checklist of skills.

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Authored by: Judi Pack
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Two smiling children.
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Young Children
November 1, 2015

What Parents Have to Teach Us About Their Dual Language Children

Families’ insights into code switching, the sequence of second language acquisition, and language transference and development help teachers create a welcoming and supportive setting for children.

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Authored by: Sara Michael-Luna
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