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Helping teachers design appropriate and engaging technological experiences Young children are growing up in technology-rich environments, and come to school with different experiences using technology. As a result, teachers need to be prepared t (More)
The benefits of full-day kindergarten in Canada As full-day kindergarten programs continue to expand across the country, reviewing the effectiveness of these programs is essential to supporting effective teaching and learning in the early years. (More)
Kindergarten anxiety? Use the summer to prepare your child Michael Lee Zwiers, University of Calgary It’s the first day of kindergarten for your child, and you’re not sure who’s more anxious. Excitement, trepidation, anticipation. Start (More)
Advancing a model for play-based pedagogy in early years’ learning For young children, the hands are a fundamental method for learning about the external world. Direct interaction and manipulation of objects in the environment facilitates the cr (More)
Addressing common misconceptions about learning to write Early literacy is a complex but important achievement for students beginning grade school. In the latter half of Grade 1 through Grade 2, students begin to make the jump to using their languag (More)
Building number sense and arithmetic through programming robots Increasingly recognized as an essential skill for modern skilled labour, there is a growing movement around the world to include programming in school curriculum. Robotics and program (More)
5-year research in early years literacy helps students struggling with writing Literacy learning is a complex undertaking for all students. Building fundamental skills in the early years is shown to be essential for later development, as issues (More)