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    By Holly Bohart, Heather Benson Collick, and Kathy Charner, editors

    Take teaching and learning to the next level by building on primary students’ preexisting knowledge. Offers ideas for creating engaging environments, encouraging deep thinking, supporting diverse learners, and working with families. This book is a Comprehensive Member benefit.

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    By Holly Bohart, Kathy Charner, & Derry Koralek, eds.

    Play is an essential part of children's development and learning. Play helps children learn to understand themselves and get along with others, explore their environment, investigate science, math, and literacy, learn about their communities, and much more. The articles in this collection emphasize the importance of play—from infancy through the primary grades, how to support and scaffold children's play, and how to connect play to learning. Also included is a professional development guide with questions and activities.

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    By Meghan Dombrink-Green & Holly Bohart editors, With Karen N. Nemeth

    Covering infancy to third grade, the articles in this collection offer practical ways of supporting children who are dual language learners, their families, and staff. Included are suggestions for using technology as a teaching tool, pairing children and using projects to support development, and addressing challenging behaviors, as well as a professional development guide.
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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    Family involvement is critical to the success of young children in early learning environments and beyond. Educators must strive to acknowledge and value the many differences of each family.  

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    By Derry Koralek & Gayle Mindes, eds.

    When engaged in social studies, with guidance and encouragement from adults, children develop awareness of self and family and become active participants in the larger community. The knowledge and skills learned through social studies prepare children to become informed and engaged citizens of their country and the world.

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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    The creative arts—including music, movement, dramatic play, puppetry, painting, sculpture, and drawing—are a crucial part of early childhood. Not only do the arts allow children to express themselves, but creative activity can enhance development of children's skills in literacy, science, math, social studies, and more. This engaging collection of articles from Young Children also includes resources and carefully designed questions and activities to aid readers in reflecting on best practice.

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    By Derry Koralek, NAEYC, & Linda Groves Gillespie, ZERO TO THREE, eds.

    Quality child development programs for infants and toddlers tailor their care to meet the particular characteristics and developmental needs of this age group. This collection of engaging articles from NAEYC's journal Young Children provides relevant and current information for anyone who works with or in support of infants and toddlers and their families. Authors offer practical, research-based strategies and observations of these very young children in action. The book includes study guides with many of the articles, as well as a comprehensive resource list.

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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    Successful and effective preschool teachers use creative, engaging approaches to support the development and learning of every child in the classroom. The highly relevant and practical articles in this volume, drawn from recent issues of NAEYC’s journal Young Children, offer research-based, developmentally appropriate strategies that preschool teachers can use or adapt for their work with young children and families. Each article celebrates and informs the work of preschool teachers.

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    By Derry Koralek, ed.

    The articles in this engaging volume, mostly from Young Children, address the purposes of and uses for assessment. Expert commentary from Marian Marion, Gayle Mindes, Richard Clifford, Diane Trister Dodge and others offers an overview of the topic and specific examples to show how assessment informs and improves practice in early childhood education. Includes a statement of position from NAEYC and NAECS/SDE.

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    By Amy Shillady, ed.

    Discover innovative ways to support the many aspects of children’s language and literacy development from birth through age 8—oral language, reading, and writing. The articles in this collection emphasize meeting children’s unique needs, supporting dual language learners, and partnering with families to support children’s development. Also included is a professional development guide with questions and activities. 

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