Memory: The Heart of all Learning
Memory is key in supporting children's meaningful learning experiences. Learn how children can start young exercising their memory muscles through play.
The Ordinary Magic of Resilience
How can fairy tales build resilience in young children? It's like magic.
Beyond the Itsy Bitsy Spider:
In this article, Jackie Wildau and Eileen Hall add a fresh spark to fine motor development by using imaginative play. Using this method, all children are equally capable of success, no matter their level of competence.
Oral Language: The Foundation of Literacy
In the history of human development, oral language—conversation, poetry, story-telling, and song—arose long before written language. In children we see the same pattern of language development. Children first learn to listen, to speak, to…
Making Language Come Alive
How do children develop strong literacy skills? What can Early Childhood teachers do to support them in a sensible, developmentally appropriate manner?
Reading at Five: Why?
There is no evidence to suggest that early reading is a helpful step for long-term school success. Yet teachers of young children are pressured to devote hours every day to test-driven curricula at the expense of play and other free choice…
Reading Aloud with Children of All Ages
In the scramble for improved literacy, with all its attendant measurements and statistics, one strong forerunner is often overlooked. The benefits of Reading Aloud have been researched and documented, but they seem to have missed their…
What Makes a Good Children's Book?
Selecting good books is more important than ever because there is so much competition for the quality time you spend with the children in your care. Every minute spent reading a mediocre book is time taken away from reading a good one. So,…