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Messages of Effective Reading Teachers

My first class of students is never far from my mind.  I think about those five- and six-year-olds often with a sort of “Where are they now?” musing.  They began their student careers the same time that I began my

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Interactive Alphabet, an iOS app for Little Ones

Interactive Alphabet ($2.99 on the iTunes store) is an engaging iOS app that helps build the literacy skills of your youngest learners. The music is pleasant to adult ears, not cringe inducing, and the graphics are just cute. Dancing robots,

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Developing Early Math Skills

This summer, I noticed several great sources of ideas for developing early math skills floating in my Twitter feed. Below are some of the best. “Developing Early Math Skills” at Zero to Three This article from the National Center for

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Encouraging Writing in PreK

The folks over at Teach Preschool have great ideas about engaging students in writing practice in fun, meaningful ways. Offering interesting tools to students is one example. “If you have students that do not enjoy finger painting or having messy

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Shutterbugs Wiggle and Stomp

Shutterbugs Wiggle and Stomp is a free game from the Smithsonian. In it, students join a zookeeper on a tour of a zoo, and students must identify the actions of various animals. The zookeeper’s spoken words appear as text, and

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