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  • 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

  • Early Math Matters: Preparing Preschoolers to Succeed

    Get Ready to Read - April 17, 2018

    For preschoolers in the United States, the pressure is on to learn math early and learn it well. The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has put pressure on schools to make sure that all students are meeting state standards for achievement, and this has resulted in more rigorous math curricula and testing, starting in early elementary school....Read More

  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: Math and Literacy for Preschoolers

    Reading Rockets - April 17, 2018

    By providing an environment rich in language and where thinking is encouraged, you can help your preschooler develop important numeracy and literacy skills. Here are four everyday examples of ways to integrate language and math....Read More