Content tagged "language development"

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....

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 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...

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...

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,...

Thinking, Learning, and Language Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 24, 2015

As young children grow, they learn different ways to process information from the world around them, and their thinking skills are very different at...

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...

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...

Ages and Stages in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Children of different ages need different types of care and nurturing. Quality child care programs help children grow in all areas of development: physical,...

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