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Elsenman, Gordon; Harper, Rebecca – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2016
The focus and goal of classroom management should be first and foremost learning. When trying to prevent interruptions to learning, or dealing with interruptions to learning when they occur, teachers need to move beyond simply imposing a consequence and assuming students have learned from the interaction. Students need to be taught the skills and…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Classroom Techniques, Childrens Literature, Group Instruction
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Soundy, Cathleen S. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
Picture books constitute the first format through which most children experience literature. Young readers respond positively to the visual images and written language of picture books that tell a story. While offered primarily for the pleasure of an implied child viewer, "reading picture books aloud can be an important contribution to…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Semiotics, Visual Literacy, Picture Books
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Bauml, Michelle; Mongan, Katherine – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
Early childhood educators have a responsibility to foster healthy relationships as well as appreciation and acceptance for diversity through culturally relevant teaching in their classrooms. Culturally relevant teaching, a term that has been written about extensively (e.g., Gay, 2010; Ladson-Billings, 2009; Nieto, 2010) involves intentionally…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
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Davidson, Stephanie R.; Boals-Gilbert, Beverly – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2010
Few people are willing to admit that senior adults and young children share many common characteristics, including: (1) changes in development; (2) need for companionship; and (3) the desire to be understood. These two groups are connected mostly through direct interaction with middle-aged adults. One very practical way to build a greater sense of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Age Differences, Child Development, Child Care Centers
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Giles, Rebecca McMahon; Tunks, Karyn Wellhousen – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2010
Early encounters with environmental print, words, and other graphic symbols found in children's surroundings are among their first concrete exposures to written language. These experiences: (1) provide an introduction to making meaning of abstract symbols; and (2) offer children their first opportunity to make sense of the world through print. As…
Descriptors: Written Language, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Lynch, Sharon A.; Simpson, Cynthia G. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2010
Well-informed teachers of young children recognize the importance of children's social development. The development of social skills lays a critical foundation for later academic achievement as well as work-related skills. Social development is such a key issue with young children that a number of methods to address social skills have been…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Socialization, Academic Achievement, Young Children
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Kemple, Kristen M.; Lopez, Maria – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2009
Children notice physical characteristics of others and develop attitudes toward human diversity at a very young age. High-quality children's literature is a helpful springboard to encourage their awareness of differences and to develop their appreciation of uniqueness. Children's books can be an important avenue for shaping how children perceive…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Physical Characteristics, Preschool Children, Student Diversity
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Mercurio, Mia Lynn; McNamee, Abigail – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2008
What should families and teachers look for when they choose picture books to help young children overcome their fears of imaginary monsters, dark places, thunderstorms, and dogs? This article provides criteria for assessing picture books and suggests ways to read them in ways that support children's development. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Fear, Reading Material Selection
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Perkins, Kaarin D.; Mackey, Bonnie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2008
Approximately 2 million people die each year in the United States. If each individual death affects only five other people, there are close to 10 million people grieving a new death each year in this country. Children who have lost a loved one through death can be in very difficult situations. While they are attempting to cope with the shock and…
Descriptors: Grief, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teaching Methods
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Hall, Katrina Willard – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2007
Teachers know the value of reading aloud to support children's learning and to foster a love of books (Glazer & Giorgis, 2005). In fact, many teachers have dozens, if not hundreds, of books on a vast number of topics. However, for reasons that range from lack of time to curriculum constraints, teachers may not always carefully examine what they…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Reading Aloud to Others, Childrens Literature, Young Children
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Benson, Tammy R.; Downing, Jan E. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Presents suggestions for integrating children's literature with mathematics and science activities for early-childhood settings. Delineates project topics and curriculum ideas for coordination with six children's books. Includes list of 39 books appropriate for young children and related to mathematics and science. (KB)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Early Childhood Education
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Ward, Christina D. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1995
Argues that mathematics education at the preschool and primary level should emphasize child-centered, hands-on, discovery learning, rather than paper-and-pencil tasks that may be too abstract for young children. Suggests that this holistic approach to mathematics fosters concept development and higher order thinking skills on a broad level. (MDM)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Concept Formation
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Wellhousen, Karyn; Downey, Jill – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1992
Discusses stages of the grieving process and ways in which early childhood teachers and caregivers can help young children understand and cope with death. An annotated bibliography of children's books concerning death is provided. (BB)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Cognitive Ability
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Eddowes, E. Anne – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews "Favorites, Friendships, Food, and Fantasy: Literature-Based Thematic Units for Early Primary" (A. Lukasevich and F. Pieronek), a two-volume publication that presents four literature-based thematic units for use in the language arts curriculum. The units are designed to be used sequentially in 12- or 15-day segments, and each lesson has 4…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Elementary School Curriculum, Language Arts
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Hammer, Pamela S. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1998
Presents information on the normal sequence of speech and language development in young children. Describes how a teacher or family member can recognize a potential problem or delay in a child's language skills. Offers suggestions for enhancing early speech and language development, such as talking during routines. Lists favorite books for…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Delayed Speech, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education
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