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More Than a Gap in Words

Published in Print: April 22, 2015, as Research on Quality of Conversation Holds Deeper Clues Into Word Gap

Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation, Not Dearth of Words… 164 more words

Oral Language

Moo ... La La

I do not know if Moo La La is a national yogurt franchise so if you know, please comment.  But I do know where the name comes from.   73 more words


A Present for an Infant

I always look to pair books with toys.  I want to go for the whole educational experience.  So a great match is The Big Red Barn and Peek – a- Moo with the puzzle blocks of farm animals.   22 more words

Developing An Engaged Learner

Repetition, repetition

Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?  This is a great book with lots to talk about :  colors, animals.  My grandson internalized this and played:  “Mommy, mommy what do you see?” as he looked out the window of their city apartment.   37 more words

Developing An Engaged Learner

“I don’t care about the letter __. My name starts with T!”

Letter recognition is one of the many priorities we face in the early childhood classroom. As educators we want our children to be prepared when it’s time for them to say goodbye to their preschool years. 502 more words

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