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When Research and Emotions Collide

Certain practices evoke strong reactions among early educators. Kindergarten “red-shirting (Katz, 2000),” academic “hothousing” (Hills, 1987), and developmentally inappropriate practice raise ire, yet pale in comparison to the issue of retaining children early in their school careers. 890 more words


Quality Time with Art and Craft

Beberapa kali di event yang bekerja sama dengan menthilis saya kebagian jatah sharing tentang “how to create FUN quality time with kids.

Karena, akui saja.. 513 more words

Learn Through Play

Christina's Corner: Every Child Ready to Read

Part of an ongoing series highlighting the easy, no-cost ways that you can prepare your child for learning to read, today Christina will be discussing the benefits of singing with your child. 275 more words


The Most Obvious Choice - toddler preparation for the ELAs

If you want your child to be a good student, the best “prep” material out there for toddlers is the most obvious choice:

You can order directly from Highlights or you can purchase on amazon.   75 more words

Developing An Engaged Learner

Wordless Picture Books – Something for Everyone!

I am so please to share with you this article by my good friend, early childhood educator Louise Rollins of Maryland/DC Hands & Voices.  Though this article specifically addresses techniques for using wordless picture books with deaf and hard of hearing children, these ideas will benefit hearing children as well.  865 more words

Resources For Educators And Librarians

Early Literacy in Action with Teen Parents

By Dawn Borgardt, Beaverton City Library

Alex Bushue is the Director of Continuing Education for Young Parents (CEYP) at the Merlo Station High School in Beaverton. 658 more words

OYAN Review

Why reading to babies matters

There is an abundance of research to support the fact that parental involvement and quality engagement with a caring adult leads to school success. For a long time, we have known that children from homes where engaging vocabulary and conversations were not high priority suffered the… 428 more words