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The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

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Unite for Literacy Offers Free Early Literacy eBooks

Unite for Literacy Offers Free Early Literacy eBooks | Early Education | Scoop.it

The resources on this site continue to grow.   Great resources for working with multilingual families!


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:07 PM

Unite for Literacy is a new website that is providing free eBooks online for young children, Currently there are 120 books available. The books may be read in 15 languages, including English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Russian, Somali and Vietnamese. Each book was written for Unite for Literacy and each is read by a fluent native speaker for each language. This is a great new site for teachers of preK and K (and possibly Grade 1 and 2 if ELL). As far as I can tell they continue to add additional books. Thanks to Joyce Valenza for sharing this jewel...and to go directly to the website click this link: http://www.uniteforliteracy.com

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Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind

Photography and the Feelings of Others: From Mirroring Emotions to the Theory of Mind | Early Education | Scoop.it

Photography is powerful because we can place ourselves into the perspective of those we see in an image. Whether it’s street photography, photojournalism or portraiture, we use photography to understand ourselves in relation to people around us....


Imitation is automatic and a basic requirement for developing practical social skills, like empathy. When we see the expression of other peoples faces there is an unconscious activation of the same muscles.

 

For example, when someone is sad and frowns you too will active frown muscles and feel similarly to the person you’re looking at, granted to a lesser extent. If you were to prevent the activation of the frown muscles then your ability to perceive sadness would diminish.

 

 by Joshua Sarinana


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Storytelling: Minus the Writing

Storytelling: Minus the Writing | Early Education | Scoop.it

Last year at NAEYC I listened to an amazing presentation by Vivian Paley as she discussed the importance of allowing kids to tell stories. One problem I have struggled with in my class is providing opportunities for kids to tell stories without letting their writing ability hold them back. One idea I came up with is using the iPad apps Felt Board and Educreations. I have posted about Felt Board before (HERE) but one feature it lacks is the ability to record audio. Enter the free app Educreations.

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Parent Involvement in Early Literacy

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Parent involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement. However, according to a 2007 report by National Endowment for the Arts, there are more litera

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Babies' Disinterest In Faces, Preference For Objects, May Indicate Lack Of Empathy Later

Babies' Disinterest In Faces, Preference For Objects, May Indicate Lack Of Empathy Later | Early Education | Scoop.it

A baby’s preference to stare at an object, instead of a person's face, may predict a lack of guilt and empathy as well as difficulties understanding emotions during toddlerhood. 

 

It is known that the deepest, most primitive parts of our minds process faces. It is also known that typically developing babies become sensitive to another person’s face and eyes almost immediately after birth.

 

In a new study, scientists find a baby’s preference to stare at an object, instead of a person's face, may predict a lack of guilt and empathy as well as difficulties understanding emotions during toddlerhood.

 

While a mother's warmth and attention might positively influence her child's later behavior, this may be true only of girl babies and not boys.

 

By Susan Scutti


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CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

CSEFEL: Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning | Early Education | Scoop.it
The National Center for Effective Mental Health Consultation (CEMHC) addresses the needs of Early Head Start/Head Start (E/HS) staff and families for practical guidance on effective ways to promote young children�s social and emotional development...

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Preschool Circle Time

Oakhill Day School - Lessons Unleashed series: Enjoy a Day in the Life of a Preschool student participating in Circle Time.
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