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Article
Teaching Young Children
January 3, 2023

Penguins, Chicks, and Caves: Journal Notes on Moving from STEM to STEAM

In this article, Mimi Brodsky Chenfield shares reflections from her experiences and conversations with children across the early childhood years—each of which builds to a major shift, moving from STEM to STEAM.

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Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2022

A Wormery Spurs an Inquiry: Worms Throughout the Curriculum

In this article, we describe how we studied a collection of worms to help embed content skills and knowledge across our curriculum.

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Authored by: 
Maris Miles, Deborah Duffy
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Issue
Teaching Young Children
Vol. 15, No. 4
July 1, 2022

Summer 2022

Playful Content Learning
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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Article
Young Children
December 1, 2021

A Place for Wonder: School Gardens as Sites Ripe for Learning

This in-depth look at a yearlong investigation that emerged from a class visit to a school garden gives teachers ideas for extending garden learning across literacy, math, and science content areas.

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Kristin N. Rainville, Anna E. Greer, Cristina Sandolo
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Blog
November 17, 2021

10 Tips for Finding Nature to Bring into Your Classroom

Here, we share 10 tips for finding nature-based objects to prompt curiosity, questioning, observation, and learning.

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Kendra Nenia, Melissa Clucas Walter
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Article
Teaching Young Children
July 1, 2021

Preschool in the Park: Place-Based Learning in Unexpected Spaces

Place-based education uses local cultures, heritage, landscapes, opportunities, and experiences to create a curriculum in which literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, and arts learning occur in the context of place.

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Authored by: 
Rachel J. Franz
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The cover for the publication, Teaching Young Children, Summer 2021.
Issue
Teaching Young Children
Vol. 14, No. 4
July 1, 2021

Summer 2021

Empowering Educators & Programs: A Blueprint for Excellence
Teaching Young Children is NAEYC's magazine for anyone who works with preschoolers. Colorful, informative, and easy-to-read, TYC is packed full of teaching ideas, strategies, and tips.
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Article
Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2021

Reflecting on the Fish Tank: Using the Project Approach to Make Connections

Using a fish tank as a project is a great way for teachers to provoke children’s thought, to engage them in the process of representing their learning, and to support their reflections.

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Andrea Anderson, Jennifer Klutz, Cindy G. McGaha
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Higher-Order Thinking Bundle (On Demand)

Make your teaching more intentional and engaging with this collection of higher-order thinking modules that brings together three of NAEYC’s popular modules into one convenient package.
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