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  Early Childhood: Instructional Uses

Digital resources to support children as they construct meaning of written, oral, and spoken language.1


Develop understanding of diverse family and community characteristics with resources for quality fiction and nonfiction books.

Bring culture and race to the forefront of literary conversations with primary source instructional materials like those for Bee-bim Bop! by author Linda Sue Park and illustrator Ho Baek Lee.


Involve families and communities in young children's development and learning.

Embrace classic and new titles with your school families using multilingual resources:

  • Send book readings like Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, by Doreen Cronin, home with students in Spanish and English.
  • Share Meet-the-Author Book Readings with Mélanie Watts talking about Scaredy Squirrel in French and English.

Tap into the multiple influences on early childhood development and learning.

Listen to Jerry Pinkney talk about building a warm and deep relationship with his granddaughter through multi-sensory activities in his Meet-the-Author Book Reading for In Plain Sight, written by Richard Jackson.


Create meaningful and challenging curricula across academic disciplines.

Use these resources to model engagement across a range of subject matter:

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Explore these and more standards-based, curricular areas in other Instructional Uses pages


1. National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2011). 2010 NAEYC Standards for Initial & Advanced Early Childhood Professional Preparation Programs. Retrieved from https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/our-work/higher-ed/NAEYC-Professional-Preparation-Standards.pdf. 29-38

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