17 Mar · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Creative Ideas for Playing with Grandchildren When You Can’t Be Together

If you and your grandchildren are stuck at home this week – but not in the SAME home – here are some great ideas to pass the time together across the miles. A perfect opportunity to practice your heritage language or learn a new language together! Low tech ideas: Write letters to each other. Everyone loves …

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18 Jun · Karen Nemeth · 2 Comments

Fast 5 Gamechangers – Revolutionize Classroom Labels for DLLs!

  Preschools have labels because they value ‘environmental print’. But… if no one reads the labels or talks about them, do they really help teach language and literacy?

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14 Mar · Karen Nemeth · 11 Comments

The D.A.P. Gap: Is Cute the Enemy of Quality?

By Karen N. Nemeth, Let’s be honest. Worksheets, cookie cutter craft activities, printables, and plastic manipulatives are widely reviled by early childhood education experts, yet they are widely available and often used in preschool and child care programs. At a recent luncheon with early childhood professional development providers and authors, we tried to sort out …

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29 Aug · Karen Nemeth · One Comment

Fast 5 Gamechangers- Preschool Science Learning for DLLs

Science is a great subject for early learning because it is hands-on and includes language, literacy, math, and other learning domains. But, how can teachers make science learning meaningful for children who don’t speak the same language?

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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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18 Mar · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Being Bilingual Means Building Better Brains for Babies

Our collaborative friends at Language Lizard invited Karen to write an article about using books to support learning in two languages for infants and toddlers.With all the talk about preschool in the news recently, it’s important that we don’t forget to keep our focus on the babies! You can read the article here: Building Baby …

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18 Jul · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Parents Partnering with Teachers to Bring Up Multilingual Children

“Parents Partnering with Teachers to Bring Up Multilingual Children” is Karen’s guest post on the Multilingual Living website.  Check it out. Parents Partnering with Teachers to Bring Up Multilingual Children Be sure to spend time at Multilingual Living’s excellent website as well.

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18 Jun · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Settling The Great Bilingual Education Debate on BAm! Radio

Hear Karen’s guest appearance on BAM! Radio from June 2010 here: Settling The Great Bilingual Education Debate Click the download button and an .mp3 file that can be played in most any media players, including iTunes, will be downloaded.  Usually double-clicking the downloaded file will open it up in the best media player for your computer. …

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18 Jan · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Teaching English Language Learners in Preschool

Read Karen’s guest blog for new preschool teachers on the Excellence in Early Childhood Education blog: http://preschoolprofessional.blogspot.com/2009/12/teaching-english-language-learners-in.html

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18 Jan · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Helping Young Children Who Speak Different Languages Become Friends

Read Karen’s guest blog at My Child Feels: http://mychildfeels.com/56z

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