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Wald, Penny; And Others – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1996
Presents three keys for designing successful circle time: multisensory experiences, multilevel instruction, and multiple opportunities to learn. Includes related, responsive strategies to accommodate "hard-to-engage" children during large-group activities. (HTH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning
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Wakefield, Alice P. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Examines how allowing children to make choices can affect the quality of thinking in the school environment. Discusses teacher's role in creating a learning environment in which an exchange of viewpoints is encouraged, one that allows children to make and defend their own intellectual decisions. Offers several examples of classroom choices that…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Decision Making
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Wellhousen, Karyn; Franklin, Jamie – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Reviews studies examining children's nurturing behaviors and suggests ways to encourage those behaviors in early childhood settings. Discusses age, gender, and cultural differences in the nurturing behavior of young children. Recommends that teachers expose children to positive role models and suggests several children's books with characters that…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cultural Differences, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Stegelin, Dolores A. – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1997
A review of the literature on mixed-age settings reveals benefits in the areas of social and cognitive development. Research on the psychosocial advantages of mixed-age groupings is less consistent. Factors such as group size, age range, time together, and context-specific curriculum activities may have a relationship to the level of success and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Research
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