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September 25, 2017
Are Best Practices Important? Thomas L. Friedman, author of The World Is Flat, refers to a twenty-first
century world that will be very different from the one in which we were
educated. To survive in a new, globally competitive world, today's children

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September 18, 2017
are Stories Important for Children? Stories play a vital role in the growth and development of
children. The books they read and the characters they get to know can become
like friends. It’s also good for children to understand that books are a useful

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August 28, 2017
should be fun to grab students' interest with engaging lessons If the longstanding TV program Sesame Street teaches anything,
it is that kids don't need dry lessons and humorless lectures to learn. In
fact, when teachers add fun activities to their...

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May 19, 2017
my Child Ready for Preschool? 10 Step Checklist Is your
child preschool ready? Is your child ready for preschool in the Fall? We know that
it’s only May, but it’s never too early to assess whether or not your child
will be preschool ready in August. And,...

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May 15, 2017
Dangers Parents Need to Be Aware Of 5 Reasons
Why the Internet Can Be Dangerous for Children and Teens As important as it is to hear that your child can find
themselves in trouble online, if you do not know what internet safety steps can
help to pr...

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May 5, 2017
Is your child ready
for Preschool? Starting preschool is such an exciting and momentous occasion! When children are 3-years-old, they are no longer toddlers. They are “big kids” ready to start preschool. As parents, we can help our children prepare for this...

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May 2, 2017
in the Preschool Classroom Young children are born learners. They love to explore and
soak in new experiences. Preschool teachers can use technology to enhance
children'snatural curiosity. Not sure how to make this happen? Look at what

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April 21, 2017
Reasons Why We Need Poetry in Schools Let me start with this: We need poetry. We really do. Poetry
promotes literacy, builds community, and fosters emotional resilience. It can
cross boundaries that little else can. April
is National Poetry Month .  He...

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April 7, 2017
does phonemic awareness affect reading comprehension? Phonemic awareness relates to reading comprehension as it is
the first building block of the reading process, followed by phonics
instruction. It is most effective when students master phonemic aware...

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April 3, 2017
Five things to know about music and Early Literacy Is there a
particular song that lifts your spirits every time you hear it? Or one that
always brings back not-too-fond memories? According to a study , in addition to its ability to
shift our mood and tap i...
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