ERIC Number: ED461437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Our Youngest: A Guide for Preschool Teachers, Child Care & Family Providers.
Armbruster, Bonnie; Lehr, Fran; Osborn, Jean
Noting that everyone who interacts with a young child is a teacher, this booklet for preschool teachers and child care providers draws from scientifically based research about what they can do to help children develop their language abilities, increase their knowledge, become familiar with books and other printed materials, learn letters and sounds, recognize numbers, and learn to count. The booklet provides examples of ways to create an environment in the preschool classroom that will nurture children's natural curiosity and their zest for learning. Following an introduction, the booklet's sections cover: (1) Creating the Learning Environment for Young Children; (2) Reading Aloud to Children; (3) Developing Listening and Speaking Skills; (4) Teaching about the Sounds of Spoken Language; (5) Teaching about Print; (6) Teaching about Books; (7) Teaching about Letters; (8) Building Children's Background Knowledge and Thinking Skills; (9) Teaching about Numbers and Counting; (10) Checking Children's Progress; (11) Communicating with Parents and Caregivers; and (12) Some Helpful Terms To Know. The booklet concludes with a list of suggested readings on early childhood education. (HTH)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Child Caregivers, Classroom Environment, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Emergent Literacy, Numeracy, Parent Caregiver Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Teachers, Reading Aloud to Others, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.