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Nyabando, Tsitsi; Facun-Granadozo, Ruth; Carr, Stephanie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2023
Engagement in play is vital for children to learn 21st-century skills, especially problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, focused attention, and collaboration (Hillman et al., 2014; Singer, 2015; Yogman et al., 2018). These require developing executive functioning skills crucial for school readiness and success. Play fosters brain…
Descriptors: Play, Games, Elementary School Students, Global Approach
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Parks, Melissa; Oslick, Mary Ellen – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2021
Educators strive to support their students as they develop into well-rounded, productive members of society. The ability to act with respect and to work well with others may come somewhat naturally for some young children, while others may benefit from more direct exposure to character education programs. Using children's literature as a tool,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Values Education, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Students
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Jones, Julie P.; Tiller, Margaret – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2017
Concrete, Representational, Abstract (CRA) instruction is a process for teaching and learning mathematical concepts. Starting with manipulation of concrete materials (counters, beans, Unifix cubes), the process moves students to the representational level (tallies, dots, stamps), and peaks at the abstract level, at which numbers and symbols are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Manipulative Materials
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Campbell, Ashley; Williams, Judy – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2015
This article describes a semester-long project developed by the authors to create a positive connection between children and nature. The project integrated reading instruction with science activities to emphasize the natural world in the lives of children. This intervention involved the authors visiting an elementary classroom five times over the…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Reading Instruction, Science Activities, Intervention
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Hall, Anna H.; Axelrod, Ysaaca – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2014
Although it is evident that advocacy for strong school and family relationships exists, many teachers and schools struggle to find ways to engage families in their classrooms. At the same time, research on families from diverse cultural and linguistic groups points to differences in perceptions of what it means to be involved, support children's…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Family School Relationship, Literacy Education, Writing Skills
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Alanis, Iliana – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2011
Early education programs in the United States are experiencing an increase in the number of English learners and, consequently, an increase in dual-language programs that best serve the needs of these children. Dual-language programs enable children to communicate orally and in written forms in both their native languages and in English. This…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Language Skills
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Wilson, Stephan M.; Wilson, Jeannette D. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses parents' responses to open-ended questions about changes in early elementary programs initiated by the Kentucky Education Reform Act. Changes include ungraded primary programs and student progress reports to parents. (BB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary School Students
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Monk, Sarah K. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1995
Describes how a first-grade class in East Texas learned to garden in a project that allows children to plant seeds and watch their plants mature while developing skills in mathematics, science, reading and writing, and interpreting a calendar. (SW)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education, Experimental Teaching
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Starnes, Lisa B.; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1995
Discusses field trip preparation involving identifying places to visit, communicating with contacts at the sites, enlisting the help of parents, preparing parents, preparing students, and planning follow-up activities. (SW)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Enrichment Activities
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Clyde, Jean Anne; Mills, Heidi – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Describes a seven-year-old boy's activity of drawing pictures of his favorite sport of basketball. The boy's drawing involved the use of proportional reasoning, which requires an understanding of how relationships between objects vary systematically. (BB)
Descriptors: Basketball, Childrens Art, Concept Formation, Elementary School Students
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Mills, Heidi; Clyde, Jean Anne – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1992
Profiles a very perceptive teacher of transition and first grade classes and three of his insightful students. The profile illustrates how mathematics is embedded in the activities of everyday life, including playground activities, and how teachers can help young children learn to think as mathematicians think. (BB)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Experiential Learning
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Bullock, Janis R. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1992
Describes the ways in which primary grade science teachers can use hands-on scientific activities to answer children's questions about science. In such activities, children discover and experiment with materials and objects to understand scientific ideas and processes. Suggests that teachers should encourage children's curiosity. (BB)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Electricity, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Mills, Heidi; Clyde, Jean Anne – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1992
The story of a six-year-old boy's use of language, art, and mathematics is used to describe a mathematics literacy curriculum. Educators' current views about mathematical literacy are briefly discussed. (BB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Case Studies, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Harris, Teresa – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Describes a block play activity undertaken in a kindergarten through second-grade multiage classroom, in which children used blocks and various other props to construct and operate an imaginary snack shop. Discusses the benefits of block play and guidelines for teachers to follow in establishing block play activities. (MDM)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Class Activities, Dramatic Play, Educational Strategies
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Graves, Donald H. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1993
Describes how teachers can invite children into literacy and writing by the practice of writing with the children themselves, thus showing children how they themselves learned to write and how to learn from making mistakes. (BB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Interviews
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