Early Childhood Library


Celebrating High Chair Philosophers

What do sippy cups have to do with STEM learning? Definitely more than you might think, says Elisabeth McClure, recent ...
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Can Typical Educational Games Support Learning Within Curriculum?

The potential of digital games for education is enhanced by the fact that digital games are everywhere. In 2008, the Pew ...
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Introducing the Diversity Sauce Podcast

Recently, with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, the Kids’ Inclusive and Diverse Media Action Project (KIDMAP) relaunched the former Diversity ...
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Grow Jack’s Beanstalk in Your Classroom!

 RSS From Literacy Launchpad When I do one of my fairy tale units with my students, I tell them the ...
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Make a Play Mat! Build Letter Knowledge!

From Literacy Launchpad My Little Reader has been really into Tonka's Chuck Trucks lately. They have a Chuck Truck show ...
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Try These Ideas to Kick Off Summer Reading Fun!

Need to kickstart your summer of reading with your kids or students? Try these ideas! ...
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6 Beach Books + Literacy Skill-Building Activities!

Anybody else planning a trip to the beach this summer? Ocean? Lake? Pond? A DIY beach in your backyard? Or ...
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Creating Captive Readers

I have been anxiously anticipating the newest edition of Jim Trelease's Read Aloud Handbook. The waiting has reminded me that ...
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Pen Pals! A Great Way to Keep Them Writing This Summer!

Enjoy this flashback tip I shared last summer!My lovely cousin, Holly, asked me if my kids would like to be ...
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Summer Boredom Buster: Make Your Own Board Game!

For some parts of the country, school is just letting out for the summer. In other parts, like where I ...
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Read About Robots, Make Robots

... We've been doing just that all month long! There are too many fun robot books to not have a ...
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A Thrifty Way to Make Craft Supplies Accessible

We have a wonderful armoire that we got from a yard sale. My husband added some additional shelving to the ...
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Finding Space for Reading

Summer never feels like a time when things slow down and life is a little less crazy. Our summers are ...
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Making A Personalized Storytelling Game

Ever play one of those story-making games with you kids? You know, the ones where you take turns drawing a ...
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Snapshots of Summer Reading

This summer has been going by so fast. It's been pretty crazy, and feels a bit like a blur. We've ...
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Big Changes!

This is my last week teaching Literacy Launchpad in my beloved preschools... at least for a while. Can you guess ...
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Tips for Managing Screen Time

Sitting mindlessly in front of the TV or video games for endless amounts of time has been a problem we ...
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Ideas for Summer Book Fun!

Can I show you what we've been doing in class this past month? I can't believe I will be trading ...
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Maximizing Library Trips with Your Kids

Successful library trips seem like they are always just beyond my reach. I have felt this way since I just ...
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Learning Art Through Literature

I love reading books with My Little Bookworm and seeing his interests and curiosity sparked. He gets interested in everything ...
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Help Your Kids Keep Track of the Books They've Read

Giving your kids a way to record, and even just visually see, all the books they've read can help them ...
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