Environments, materials, and equipment
Building better networking skills: The early lessons of COVID-19 for early care and education programs by Lisa Taylor Cook and Erika Aziegbe, Summer 2020.
Easy art recipes for every classroom—and family, Summer 2020.
Health and safety: Learning that lasts a lifetime by Barbara Langham, Summer 2020.
Inclusive classrooms, Back to basics, Summer 2020.
Keep children—and adults—healthy: Prevent and curb common infections, Summer 2020.
Learning centers: Best use of space in preschool classrooms, Summer 2020.
Questions all teachers—and parents—ask about guiding young children, Summer 2020.
Supporting play—and learning—throughout early childhood by Louise Parks, Summer 2020.
Talking with children about germs by Louise Parks, Spring 2020.
Building numeracy: Understanding numbers and how they work by Louise Parks, Spring 2020.
Guiding toddlers to desired behavior, Texas Parenting News, Spring 2020.
If dolls could talk, what might they say? By Barbara Langham, Spring 2020.
Studying farm animals: What about sheep? By Barbara Langham, Spring 2020.
Talking with children about germs by Louise Parks, Spring 2020.
Calling all flu fighters: Resources for understanding, preventing, and fighting the flu, Winter 2019.
Music and creative movement, Back to basics, Winter 2019.
Protect children and prevent abuse, Winter 2019.
Building science knowledge with picture books by Louise Parks, Fall 2019.
Got found objects? Make a collage by Barbara Langham, Fall 2019.
Courageous outdoor play: Re-framing risk and building skill by Louise Parks, Summer 2019.
Making music in early childhood classrooms, Summer 2019.
Fathers in picture books: Role models matter, Spring 2019.
Make music: Using rhythm instruments in early childhood classrooms by Louise Parks, Spring 2019.
Manipulatives: Sensory experiences that are safe, ethically sound, inexpensive, and fun, Spring 2019.
Classroom cooking: Learning to cut, mash, and spread by Louise Parks, Fall 2018.
Developing number sense and counting skills in prekindergarten by Jose Lema and Karen Petty, Fall 2018.
Evaluating the pros and cons of tablet use in early childhood classrooms by Jessica Alvarado, Fall 2018.
Building math concepts in the housekeeping center by Tisha Shipley, Summer 2018.
Beware poison ivy, Summer 2018.
Making color—Dyes and paints for school-agers by Louise Parks, Summer 2018.
Mud—An invitation to messy play, Summer 2018.
Sensory overload: Quieting the noise in early childhood classrooms by Louise Parks, Spring 2018.
Teaching children personal hygiene by Barbara Langham, Spring 2018.
Are flannel boards out of style? Winter 2017.
Contact paper: Stick-to-it creativity, Winter 2017.
Hoops, scoops, and rackets: Simple tools for exploring spatial relationships, Winter 2017.
Boost toddler learning with blocks, Fall 2017.s
Teach the square…and the rectangle, Fall 2017.
Inch by inch: Making our gardens grow by Rita Beck Neal and Nanci Weinberger, Summer 2017.
In support of family-style meals by Kelsey J. Colburn, Summer 2017.
Risk-taking, pretend play, and resilience in early childhood by McKenzie Emery, Summer 2017.
Prop boxes: Tools for empowering dramatic play, Spring 2017.
The concept of zero: How to teach nothing, Winter 2016.
Help children learn about snow, Winter 2016.
Infants: Soak up learning with sponges, Winter 2016.
The classroom as a teaching tool: Evolving spaces to meet children’s needs by Zlata Stankovic-Ramirez and Catherine Dutton, Fall 2016.
Bored babies? No way with sensory play, Summer 2016.
Free lunch: Managing special diets for children with food allergies and sensitivities by Heather Pond Lacey, Summer 2016.
School-agers: Learn about the buffalo by Barbara Langham, Summer 2016.
Magnets: A first step to high tech by Barbara Langham, Spring 2016.
Making inclusion work, Early Childhood Intervention, Spring 2016.
Outdoor play: Supervision promotes safety and health by Elizabeth Morgan Russell, Spring 2016.
Engaging young learners in STEM, Winter 2015.
Giving STEM a place in early childhood classrooms by Louise Parks, Winter 2015.
Writing to communicate: Start young by Barbara Langham, Winter 2015.
Mirrors: Playing with reflections by Louise Parks, Fall 2015.
Vines: Plants that go up and out by Barbara Langham, Fall 2015.
Developmentally appropriate technology in my classroom—But how? By Sharon Hirschy, Summer 2015.
Exploring clouds: Activities for the classroom by Cathy Abraham, Summer 2015.
Cooking with attitude: How to help promote positive lifelong skills in the kitchen by Jamie Krenn and Alyse Hachey, Spring 2015.
Ten songs that work: Using YouTube videos in early childhood classrooms by Sarah Mercado, Spring 2015.
Go round: Teach the circle shape, Spring 2015.
Build hand strength with the hole punch, Winter 2014.
A day in pictures by Adam Akerson, Winter 2014.
Let’s go for a hike: Nature’s role in fostering preschoolers’ development by Hannah Mills Mechler, Winter 2014.
Loose parts: Adding quality to the outdoor environment by Sandra McClintic, Winter 2014.
The sensory table: Land of a thousand experiences by Louise Parks, Winter 2014.
Always busy: Little learnings for idle moments, Fall 2014.
Circle time: Making large group activities work by Louise Parks, Fall 2014.
The importance of creative arts in early childhood classrooms by Hannah Mills, Summer 2014.
Shake up your curriculum with salt, Summer 2014.
“But when will you teach them to read?” by Anita Spainhower, Spring 2014.
Create hands-on learning manipulatives to enhance basic skills by Donna R. Sanderson, Spring 2014.
Science and discovery, Back to basics, Spring 2014.
Sensorimotor development: Hands-on activities for infants and toddlers by Louise Parks, Spring 2014.
Developmentally appropriate practices in infant and toddler classrooms by Hannah Mills, Winter 2013.
Art for children with delays and disabilities: Teaching the way children learn, by Whitney Colvin and Elizabeth McCarroll, Fall 2013.
Back to basics: Manipulatives, Fall 2013.
Making more room for physical activity in home-based child care by Nanci Weinberger, Fall 2013.
Rivers: Exploring moving water with children, Fall 2013.
Back to basics: Books and the library center, Summer 2013.
Composting: Don’t give up yet, Summer 2013.
Summer heat: Get creative with routines, Summer 2013.
Use mouth-watering art to master math concepts by Robin Ward, Summer 2013.
Back to basics: Woodworking, Spring 2013.
Blocks: A center for all seasons by Rebecca Giles, Spring 2013.
Do math in a pizza box, Spring 2013.
Have fun with hooping, Spring 2013.
The importance of play in the preschool classroom by Karen Sue Sussman, Winter 2012.
Toddlers: Avoid chaos by matching activities to developmental skills by Genan Anderson, Fall 2012.
Using books to foster resilience in young children by Karen Petty, Fall 2012.
What do you see, really see? Exploring art styles with children, Fall 2012.
Pew! Get rid of that restroom smell—and germs, Summer 2012.
Portfolios: Tell the story of assessment and learning, Summer 2012.
Teach it outdoors: Experiences that are safe and exciting, Summer 2012.
What you can do with paper, scissors, and glue, Summer 2012.
Blocks, Back to basics, Spring 2012.
Exploring simple machines: Physics for young children, Spring 2012.
What’s wrong with TV and video for babies? Spring 2012.
Free and easy sock crafts, Winter 2011.
Learning centers, Back to basics, Winter 2011.
Using small groups and workstations: From chaotic to constructive by Yusra Abou-Sayed, Winter 2011.
What is assistive technology? Early Childhood Intervention, Winter 2011.
Woodworking: A constructive learning center by Cathy Abraham, Winter 2011.
Fluorescent lighting: Function, energy use, cost, and safety, Fall 2011.
Loving’s not enough: Planning for meaningful learning and authentic assessment, Fall 2011.
Puppets: Make them and use them, Fall 2011.
Talking with children about eggs, Fall 2011.
As American as apple pie: Helping children understand and celebrate patriotism, Summer 2011, page 8.
How to get more out of the outdoors by Heather Olsen and Kevin Finn, Spring 2011, page 2.
Talking with children about monsters, Spring 2011, page 30.
Buttons, bows, zippers, and knots: Helping children hold it together, Winter 2010, page 30.
Mountains: Climb into learning, Winter 2010, page 12.
Television in early care programs: Cautions and guidelines by Brigitte Vittrup, Winter 2010, page 24.
Assistive technology, Early Childhood Intervention, Fall 2010, page 23.
Books abound: Benefits and guidelines for reading to young children by Dena Crook, Fall 2010, page 2.
Got rhythm? Simple instruments to make and play by Barbara A. Langham, Fall 2010, page 8.
Introduce sculpture--and build math skills, Summer 2010, page 12.
Learning centers for everyone, Summer 2010, page 24.
Make family bulletin boards come to life: 10 ideas, Summer 2010, page 40.
Infant nursery games: Standing the test of time, Spring 2010, page 10.
Heavyweight or healthy weight? Teaching children about food and fitness, Spring 2010, page 24.
Building engaging science labs—outdoors by Heather Olsen, Susan Hudson, and Donna Thompson, Winter 2009, page 30.
Classroom pets: Cute, educational, and maybe dangerous, Winter 2009, page 40.
Talking with children about their bodies, Winter 2009, page 18
What shape is it? Activities that explore line, dimension, and size, Winter 2009, page 10.
Old-fashioned games for timeless fun, Fall 2009, page 10.
Putting the power in action: Teaching young children “How to” write by Rebecca Giles and Karyn Wellhousen Tunks, Fall 2009, page 28.
Block play: Classroom essentials, Summer 2009, page 24.
Enliven summer with science, Summer 2009, page 36.
Summer games from junk, Summer 2009, page 10.
Cooking in the classroom, Spring 2009, page 16.
Family diversity in children’s literature by Elaine Garcia, Spring 2009, page 10.
Whole grains and unusual beans: Simple, nutritious, and tasty, Spring 2009, page 34.
Rethink rubbish: Reduce, reuse, recycle, Winter 2008, page 8.
Teach ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ in the classroom, Winter 2008, page 32.
Dramatic play: Bring it on back! by Tammy Benson, Fall 2008, page 24.
Tomorrow’s architects and engineers: They’re hammering and sawing in today’s classrooms by Dianne Pape and Barbara Hatcher, Fall 2008, page 10.
The best toys—and teaching materials—are (almost) free, Summer 2008, page 40.
Don’t rush me! Let me play! Developing writing skills through play by Stephen Garretson and Karen Petty, Summer 2008, page 24.
Manipulatives, Back to basics, Summer 2008, inside front cover.
Science: It’s a process, Summer 2008, page 10.
Supporting problem solving in the early childhood classroom by Carol M. Gross, Summer 2008, page 2.
“Use both hands”: Helping toddlers learn self-help skills, Summer 2008, page 34.
Bears in the classroom: Picture books that matter, Spring 2008, page 12.
Make a friendship quilt, Spring 2008, page 36.
Music and creative movement, Back to basics, Spring 2008, inside front cover.
Effective transitions smooth a busy preschool day, Winter 2007, page 16.
More ideas for thematic units, Winter 2007, page 7.
Science and discovery, Back to basics, Winter 2007, inside front cover.
Studying themes with preschoolers by Laverne Warner, Winter 2007, page 2.
Tots and taters: Celebrate the humble spud, Winter 2007, page 32.
Foster creativity that lasts a lifetime, Fall 2007, page 16.
Preschool painting, Fall 2007, page 32.
Cool, wet, and messy learning-with soap and water, Summer 2007, page 14.
Which hand? Brains, fine motor skills, and holding a pencil, Spring 2007, page 36.
Build it with a box, Winter 2006, page 10.
Puzzles: Set the table for learning, Summer 2006, page 24.
Dramatic play-Every day, Winter 2005, page 8.
Manipulatives: Big learning from little objects, Fall 2005, page 30.
Look before you leave, Parent's bulletin board, Summer 2005.
Teacher-tested ideas for outdoor fun, Summer 2005, page 14.
Block center, Back to basics, Spring 2005, inside front cover.
Find the beat: Make rhythm instruments for making music, Spring 2005, page 28.
Is it just me or is it noisy in here? Sound management in early care and education settings, Spring 2005, page 40.
Art through the ages: Printmaking with children, Spring 2004, page 14.
Classroom recipes you can't teach without, Winter 2004, page 42.
Critters in the classroom, Fall 2004, page 8.
Dollhouses and miniatures: Rich learning under the roof, Fall 2004, page 32.
Learning centers, Back to basics, Winter 2004, inside front cover.
Plunge into parachute play, Fall 2004, page 16.
Use the flannel board for storytelling and more, Winter 2003, page 40.
Easy toys for infants and toddlers, Winter 2002, page 38.
Technology and children: Making the most of powerful teaching tools, Winter 2002, page 24.
Tips for helping children do science, Winter 2002, page 2.
Big box, little box (projects to encourage creativity and discovery), Fall 2002, page 10.
Learning centers-Why and how, Spring 2002, page 30.
Craft activities-with rebus charts, Winter 2001, page 40.
Watch the weather: Activities for all kinds of days, Winter 2001, page 24.
Classroom basics: How environments affect young children, Fall 2001, page 2.
Improve quality: Use tool kits, Fall 2001, page 12.
Teach life science concepts-with picture books, Fall 2001, page 32.
What about the bottle? Answers to common questions, Fall 2001, page 24.
Brain games for babies, Summer 2001, page 36.
Who are we? Geography for young learners, Summer 2001, page 24.
Finding the way: Geography for young learners, Spring 2001, page 24.
Infants at play, Spring 2001, page 39.
Science: The neglected learning center, Spring 2001, page 32.
Write it down or forget it: How to write anecdotal records, Winter 2000, page 2.
The adventures of a guinea pig: Sharing a class with children and their families, Fall 2000, page 10.
Cooking with kids, Fall 2000, page 24.
Down on the farm: Activities for all areas of the classroom, Fall 2000, page 32.
Outdoor play, Back to basics, Fall 2000, inside front cover.
Rhythm sticks without music, Fall 2000, page 38.
Library center, Back to basics, Summer 2000, inside front cover.
Summer sanitation: Review basic practices for preventing disease, Summer 2000, page 2.
Water play for summer fun, Summer 2000, page 38.
Nature crafts from around the world, Spring 2000, page 34.
Toddler language development, Ask ECI, Spring 2000, page 9.
Woodworking, Back to basics, Spring 2000, inside front cover.
Building numeracy with more homemade materials, Winter 1999, page 32.
Time out or time change? Winter 1999, page 18.
Building numeracy with homemade materials, Fall 1999, page 32.
Nine questions all teachers ask about discipline, Fall 1999, page 17.
Science and discovery, Back to basics, Fall 1999, inside front cover.
Teach '5 a Day' and the pyramid for better nutrition, Fall 1999, page 8.
Walls as learning centers: Bulletin boards that teach, Fall 1999, page 24.
Classroom materials and equipment-the essentials, Summer 1999, page 24.
Creative construction: Unit blocks, Summer 1999, page 16.
Dramatic play, Back to basics, Summer 1999, inside front cover.
Trash to treasure: Activities for school-agers, Summer 1999, page 36.
Evaluate your program with an information log, Spring 1999, page 36.
Manipulatives, Back to basics, Spring 1999, inside front cover.
Planning curriculum for infants, Spring 1999, page 2.
Ten guidelines for preschool music programs, Spring 1999, page 30.
Art through learning centers, Back to basics, Winter 1998, inside front cover.
Books, boxes, and imagination, Winter 1998, page 37.
Classrooms for school-agers, Winter 1998, page 11.
Soap and water does the trick, Winter 1998, page 24.
Positive discipline: Six strategies for guiding behavior, Fall 1998, page 6.
Teaching through learning centers, Back to basics, Fall 1998, inside front cover.
Developing an outdoor classroom: Blending classroom curriculum and outdoor play space, Summer 1998, page 12.
Developmentally appropriate practice-Buzz words or best practice, Summer 1998, page 8.
Field trip planning made easy, Summer 1998, page 24.
Enough time to play?, Spring 1998, page 2.
Making connections: Navigate the Internet for early childhood sites, Spring 1998, page 16.