15 Feb · Karen Nemeth · 9 Comments

Ban the “Bears”! We Can Do Better in Preschool!

By Karen N. Nemeth, Ed.M., author and founder of Language Castle and Pamela Brillante, Ed.D., author and assistant professor of special education You know those colorful, plastic “bears”? We’re sure you do because they are in nearly every preschool classroom in the U.S. We think that’s a problem and we are about to tell you …

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15 Apr · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Celebrate all the Languages of Children This Week!

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7 Nov · Karen Nemeth · 5 Comments

Remembering Ty Nelson in Atlanta

by Karen Nemeth If you knew my mom, Ty Nelson, these pictures wouldn’t surprise you.  But, if you know my work now, would you have guessed I had a mom like that?  She had a sweater or vest for every season and holiday!  I hope reading this will bring up all kinds of memories for …

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27 Apr · Karen Nemeth · 4 Comments

Message for Parents of DLLs: Success in English Starts with Supporting the Home Language!

Time after time teachers ask, “we believe in supporting the home language, but what should we do when parents ask us NOT to use anything other than English?” Parents who speak another language often enroll their child in a preschool program with the expectation that total immersion in English will speed their child’s progress in American schools. Here is some information you can use to engage parents in a strong collaboration in support of each child’s growing ability to learn and communicate in their home language.

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