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  • Early Art: What it Means and How to Encourage It

    PBS Parents - May 07, 2018

    Toddlerhood provides a valuable window of opportunity for kids to learn and develop the skills they need to succeed in life....Read More

  • Beat the Heat and Maintain Your Sanity: Tips for Indoor Activities that will Keep Young Children Engaged and Active

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - April 23, 2018

    With recent temperatures already breaking 100 degrees, seasoned Arizonans can no longer ignore the inevitable. Summer is coming. While teachers and parents in many other states are preparing for outdoor play, we must prepare to spend the majority of our time for the next few months inside air-conditioned classrooms and homes....Read More

  • Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays in English and Spanish

    ZERO TO THREE - April 23, 2018

    This resource includes Spanish translations of traditional American children's songs to be used in bilingual playgroups for infants, toddlers, and their families....Read More

  • Jellyfish or Bubbles: What a Trip to the Aquarium Revealed About How Toddlers Learn

    naeyc - April 23, 2018

    When our son could barely speak he communicated what he was thinking by signing. I still remember one particularly memorable story to this day because of what it revealed to me about how toddlers think and learn....Read More

  • 8 Things to Remember about Child Development

    Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University - April 23, 2018

    Building on a well-established knowledge base more than half a century in the making, recent advances in the science of early childhood development and its underlying biology provide a deeper understanding that can inform and improve existing policy and practice, as well as help generate new ways of thinking about solutions....Read More

  • Build STEM Skills through Play and Exploration

    Arizona Early Childhood Network - April 17, 2018

    Math is more than just grasping a sense of numbers - it promotes hands-on learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and opens up a different way of looking at the world around us. So, how do you bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to life in and out of the classroom and engage your preschoolers in such an important concept?...Read More

  • Integrating STEM Learning in Early Childhood Education

    Rand Corporation - April 17, 2018

    Research shows that young learners can understand relatively advanced concepts in what educators call STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - and enjoy learning experiences that explore such subjects....Read More