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Smith, Wendy; Crane, Annya – Childhood Education, 2019
Worldreader, the nonprofit organization with a mission to create a world where everyone is a reader, is proving that mobile phones can be used as tools for engaging parents in reading to their young children. Knowing the cognitive and developmental benefits of reading to children from an early age, Worldreader set out to leverage the ubiquity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications
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Brown, Natalya; Ferguson, Kristen – Childhood Education, 2017
Teaching financial literacy is important at all stages of life, but is often neglected with elementary students. In this article, the authors describe a strategy for teaching financial literacy using the books about Max and Ruby by Rosemary Wells. These books can help introduce the five key concepts of financial literacy: scarcity, exchange,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
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Felleman-Fattal, Laura Rachel – Childhood Education, 2017
Age-appropriate children's books can be an effective way to introduce and discuss issues of social justice with young students. These books can be the anchor for interdisciplinary lessons that integrate core content areas, such as language arts, science, and/or social studies with the visual and performing arts to enrich students' learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Social Justice
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Brand, Susan Trostle; Maasch, Susan L. – Childhood Education, 2017
By using carefully selected children's literature and related curricular activities, and including parents and community members in information sessions and newsletters, teachers can make a positive difference in the lives of individuals who are transgender and/or those who live in diverse families. As children see positive depictions of children…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Shulsky, Debra; Kirkwood, Donna – Childhood Education, 2015
All children have the right to creative expression through the arts. The creation of art cultivates critical thinking, reflection, and problem-solving skills. It also encourages systems thinking; the color choices, individual brushstrokes, and materials all contribute to a greater whole. Infusing art-making and arts education throughout the…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Early Childhood Education, Creative Activities, Art Education
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Gallingane, Caitlin; Han, Heejeong Sophia – Childhood Education, 2015
One of the key objectives of childhood education is to build empathy and understanding in students. Young children with the ability to comprehend and regulate their own emotions--and empathize with the emotions and experiences of others--go on to achieve greater learning outcomes and more positive relationships than children who do not develop…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Evidence, Educational Strategies
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Han, Jisu; Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey – Childhood Education, 2014
Research shows that home environments play a critical role in developing children's early literacy skills. Given the importance of developing early literacy skills to bolster children's chances for subsequent academic success, this article highlights the role of parent-child shared book reading. Summarizing research on different types of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Parent Child Relationship, Preschool Children, Oral Reading
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Young, Terrell A.; Hadaway, Nancy L.; Ward, Barbara A. – Childhood Education, 2013
The importance of character education has been emphasized since ancient times across cultures and religions as a way to develop morals and values of the younger generations. In this article, the authors highlight several award-winning international children's trade books that reflect the core values recurring in literature and scriptures…
Descriptors: Values Education, Childrens Literature, Global Education, International Education
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Tadesse, Selamawit; Washington, Patsy – Childhood Education, 2013
Research indicates that there are positive effects when young children read and explore books for pleasure, as such activities help build the skills and knowledge that are critical to schooling. Reading for pleasure is facilitated when children have access to books in their own homes. There are great variations in children's book ownership…
Descriptors: Young Children, Books, Story Reading, Reading Aloud to Others
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Monroe, Suzanne S. – Childhood Education, 2012
Professionals in the field of children's literature have noted the influence of global stories and international perspectives on young readers (Freeman & Lehman, 2001). Books can dispel prejudice and build community through enthralling stories that help one imagine others' lives (Rochman, 1993). Indeed, books are one way to open doors and explore…
Descriptors: Libraries, Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Librarians
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Szilagyi, Janka; Zarazinski, Jill – Childhood Education, 2012
Researchers have noticed a shift in education, with science and social studies taking a backseat to mathematics and literacy (Marx & Harris, 2006; Rodriguez, 2006). Some school districts are operating on a rotating basis with science instruction--one month on and one month off (Marx & Harris, 2006). A better approach would be to encourage students…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Student Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods
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Conyers, Jeff – Childhood Education, 2012
Books in the home provide a pivotal connection point for caregivers and children for developing important social and emotional skills, as well the most critical life skills that children will acquire--literacy and a love of learning. However, access to books in many communities is limited and many households have no books at all. But what if…
Descriptors: Library Services, Caregivers, Family Life, Books
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Lacina, Jan; Mathews, Sarah – Childhood Education, 2012
"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, then we rob our children of tomorrow" (Dewey, 1916). Dewey's words are still relevant today as educators across the world consider how to best connect the print-based literacies of the past to the technologically based literacies of the present. Dewey's advice of re-envisioning how to best teach children…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Childrens Literature, Reading Comprehension
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Spearman, Mindy; Eckhoff, Angela – Childhood Education, 2012
Sustainability is a core 21st-century movement that stresses keeping interrelationships among the environment, human cultures, and economic systems healthy now--and for future generations--across local, regional, national, and global levels. The ideal sustainable community is able to maintain this balance among the social, environmental, and…
Descriptors: Ecology, Childrens Literature, Sustainability, Educational Resources
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Potok, Carol – Childhood Education, 2012
On a recent Saturday morning, 20 inmate mothers filed into the prison chapel at Alabama's Tutwiler Prison to participate in a unique program--The Storybook Project, a program of Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM). AIM is a nonprofit organization that helps mothers in prison stay in contact with their children during their incarceration. At the front of…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Mothers
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