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Winter 2019
Volume 43, No. 3


A kiss, a hug, and a reassuring goodbye: Transitions

by Louise Parks
All emotionally healthy children sometimes find it difficult to separate from their parents. Indeed, just as in a toddler classroom, there will likely be separation tears... > Read

Studying farm animals: What about horses?

by Barbara Langham
Studying farm animals, a favorite in preschool classrooms, gives children an opportunity to learn about a number of animals, including cows, horses, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and ducks. > Read

Protect children and prevent abuse

Both my parents abused me as a child,” says the elegantly dressed, white-haired woman. “They got married only because my mother got pregnant with me, and they took out their rage and resentment on me.” “How awful,” says her lunch companion, unable to think of anything else to say. > Read

Sun up, Sun down: A classic explored

by Louise Parks
Exceptional non-fiction books for young children are a rare commodity. If there are too many facts, the children are lost and disinterested; too few, and the subject becomes hazy and accuracy... > Read

Class meetings: A place for social-emotional growth

by Victoria Tucker
As I watched my kindergarten students interact during my first year of teaching, I started to realize that they were in a critical period in which they will develop and learn to use particular social... > Read

Calling all flu fighters: Resources for understanding, preventing, and fighting the flu

Influenza or flu is an extremely contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. > Read