In this article, we aim to support teachers by sharing our experiences creating, managing, and sustaining developmentally appropriate opportunities for meaningful talk in prekindergarten classrooms with multilingual learners.
Mary E. Bolt, Carmen M. Rodriguez, Christopher J. Wagner, C. Patrick Proctor
Speech-language pathologists can help teachers understand which communication behaviors are typical for a particular age range and which ones indicate a need for assessment and possibly an intervention.
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.
As children explore and observe nature, they become more aware of, and empathetic to, the plants and animals who share the natural world. Try these nature-based mindful activities indoors or outdoors with your tots!