Content tagged "childrens books"

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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