Content tagged "child care language"

Planning a Successful Book Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: November 24, 2015

Books are very important for young children. A book center can help stimulate children's imagination and creativity while also building language skills. The...

The Book Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

The book center is an important part of every child care environment. Children should always have access to a variety of different types of books in the...

Three "Bs" in Child Care: Blocks, Balls, and Books

Child Care Updated: October 16, 2015

Some of the best toys for kids have been around for a long time. Blocks, balls, and books are simple, durable, and fun and can help children build skills....

Fingerplays and Songs for Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Welcome to the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care database of fingerplays and songs for child care. Is there anything more enjoyable than watching...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Infants' Thinking and Language Development

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Long before they can talk, babies are developing thinking skills. As a child care provider, you probably know that most babies put objects in their mouths....

Choosing Books for Young Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Child care providers can introduce young children to the world of reading by choosing books that match their age, development, and interests. A child’s book...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in Preschoolers' Thinking and Language Development

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

During the preschool years, children develop new thinking skills and become competent at using language to communicate. These newly developed thinking and...

Helping Young Children Understand What They Have Read

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

As children become more familiar with books, their abilities to remember and comprehend stories will improve. Comprehension means that children understand...

Helping Young Children Learn to Write

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

Children’s writing actually starts with their earliest scribbles. By giving infants and toddlers chances to draw with crayons, child care providers are...

Ways to Get Children in Your Child Care Program Ready For Reading

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

Literacy and language develop together in children. Reading and writing develop along with speaking and listening. And it all begins at birth with a child's...

Language Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

Child care providers play an important role in supporting early language development. The building blocks for language development are present in children's...

Helping Young Children Learn the Sounds of Letters

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Understanding the basic sounds of individual letters is an important basic skill in learning to read. Child care providers sometimes call this “learning the...

What Child Care Providers Can Expect in the Thinking and Language Development of 6 - 8 Year Olds

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

As children begin elementary school, they also show important advances in both thinking and language skills. They become better at logical thinking and...

Supporting and Encouraging Emergent Literacy in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Learning how to read doesn't happen overnight. It is a lifelong process that begins at birth when children are immersed in literacy. Child care providers and...

Helping Young Children Learn New Words

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

For children, learning to read means continually building an ever-growing vocabulary of words. Child care providers are a key part in this process of...

Talking with Babies in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 24, 2015

Child care providers sometime feel shy about talking with babies, because they think the babies don't understand what you are saying. But brain research...

Language and Literacy in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 24, 2015

Learning how to read and write is not just a skill that begins in kindergarten. The basics of literacy begins as early as infancy. As a child care provider,...

How to Read Aloud with Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 18, 2015

There's magic in children's books. Well-selected and well-read children's books add to the child care curriculum by opening children to a world of fun and...

Easy Ways Child Care Providers Can Help Young Children Build Literacy Skills

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Supporting and encouraging young children's emerging literacy does not have to be difficult. Child care providers can be great role models to help young...

Children's Books for Young Children in Military Families

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Children's books are such a great way to help children deal with change - and military life certainly has plenty of that!  Here are some books that can help...

Helping Young Children Learn to Pronounce Words

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

Part of learning to read is learning to recognize and pronounce words. Older preschoolers and kindergartners start recognizing simple, familiar words, such...

Story-Stretching Ideas for Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Welcome to the eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care database of story-stretching ideas for child care. Here you will find lots of hands-on, ready-to-try...

Using Puppets in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Puppets provide a wide range of benefits for children in a child care setting. Child care providers can use puppets, whether they are purchased at the store...

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