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Natural Resources: Free resources for learning how to use questions to support learning

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Open-ended questions, the ones that require more than one-word answers such as yes or no, can stimulate a child’s thinking and help to develop their language skills. Open-ended questions encourage a child to focus and make meaning of their experiences and enable them to see various possibilities. The curated resources from this issue of Natural Resources provide examples that will connect rich, thoughtful questions to curiosity, vocabulary, and all domains of development.
Publication Date
December 2020

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets

Natural Resources: Free resources for learning about and using visual supports

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Visual supports are an evidence-based practice that can support the engagement and participation of diverse young learners. Consider how to use the resources below to support children with disabilities, children who are dual language learners, children who are new to a setting, or any child who benefits from looking and learning.
Publication Date
November 2020

Topic: 

  • Embedded interventions
  • Inclusion

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets

Types of Diversity: 

  • Children with Disabilities

Natural Resources: Supporting children & families in the face of adversity, change, & uncertainty

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As a result of COVID-19 and other stressors, many families are experiencing adverse changes and uncertainty. October 2020's Natural Resources include a set of free resources that may be useful for families and practitioners.
Publication Date
October, 2020

Resource Type: 

  • Handouts/Tipsheets