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Cover Winter 2012

Contents Winter 2012


The teacher’s role in child-directed play

by Genan T. Anderson and Anita Spainhower
How did these children gain the skills of planning, organizing, and coordinating ideas to create a rich shared narrative where they will be able to practice important skills in literacy, math ... > Read

Collaborating with classroom assistants: Making it work for you

by Marla J. Lohmann and Kathleen A. Hogan
An early childhood teacher can find it difficult to supervise teacher assistants, especially when they are new to the job or have a different approach to teaching children. > Read

The importance of play in the preschool classroom

by Karen Sue Sussman
Young children are curious beings, discovering and investigating the world around them. They use their senses seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching to accomplish their tasks. > Read

Let the elves and fairies come out to play

About midnight the elves came in, dancing and skipping, hopped round the room, and then went to sit down to their work as usual. But when they saw the clothes lying for them, they laughed and chuckled, and seemed mightily delighted. > Read

Inspirations from one toddler classroom: Basics of the Reggio Emilia approach

by Jentry Hammond, Bridget A. Walsh, and Sherry Waugh
“How do we see ourselves as bees creating our own honey, as educators taking inspiration from powerful values and ideals that we, too, embrace and living them within our own context?” > Read