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Seven Animal-Based Authentic Learning Experience Ideas

From family pets and wild animals to toys, stuffed animals, and media portrayals, animals are a central part of every child’s landscape. What is it that makes animals so appealing to children, and how can you use that interest to … Continue reading

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Three Tips to Advocate for Play

As an early childhood professional, you know the important role that play has in children’s lives. Children’s play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and … Continue reading

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10 Things To Do Outside With Kids This Summer

1. Use Water + Sponges to Teach Science and Math Skills Fill one bucket half full of water, and leave a second bucket empty. Show children how submerging a sponge into the first bucket soaks up water. Transfer the water … Continue reading

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Tips for Reading with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

From the moment they are born, children begin to learn about language. Children’s language skills progress from listening to and gradually understanding what words mean, to learning to talk, first by saying a few words and later learning to speak … Continue reading

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