How do you find good science resources to use with young children? To Pin or Not to Pin? Choosing, Using, and Sharing High Quality STEM Resources sets out a tool that teachers can use to evaluate STEM activities. The questions in the tool focus on children’s active engagement with opportunities to ask questions, define problems,… Read more
Discover the benefits of music for young children in the Is your baby getting enough music? Mini Parenting Master Class. Find musical activities for children in our Tuning Into Music: Listen! Make! Move! resources. Family literacy programs can borrow the Family Literacy Kit: Music with picture books, activity books and musical instruments from the Decoda… Read more
This new how-to video from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child illustrates five steps that parents and other caregivers can use to help build a child’s brain. 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return is an accompanying parent information sheet. To learn more about the importance of responsive relationships, read Serve and Return.
Looking for STEM activities for young children? There’s help available in the Decoda Library. Here’s a sample of what you can borrow: To borrow these titles or get more suggestions (there’s lots more available!), email firstname.lastname@example.org. This library service is available to all adults in BC.
What role should screen media play in the life of very young children? Screen Sense, a new resource series from Zero to Three, helps answer that question. Screen Sense: What the Research Says About the Impact of Media on Children Aged 0-3 Years Old summarizes the recent research. (Read the Executive Summary here.) The research… Read more
Even before a child’s first birthday, she is capable of making inferences, drawing conclusions about cause and effect, and reasoning about the probability of events. These roots, which lay the groundwork for later abstract reasoning, must be encouraged through engagement and play in order for inherent tendencies to develop into lifelong STEM thinking skills. (The… Read more
How does language develop in the early years? This video from Zero to Three shows how and offers suggestions on what parents can do to promote communication skills. From Cries to Conversations from ZEROTOTHREE on Vimeo. To learn more about helping build language skills in children from birth to three years old, visit the Language… Read more