14 Sep · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

New Ideas for Connecting with Diverse Families of Young Children During Difficult Times

Download the full version of this infographic with answers to frequently asked questions about building relationships with diverse families of young children now. Click here!

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26 Apr · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Balance Work While at Home with Your Infant or Toddler!

Download these helpful infographics with practical and developmentally appropriate strategies to help families balance work at home while meeting the needs of their little ones. Continue the conversation and share your own experiences on Twitter at #TheyreOnlyBabiesOnce Part 1: Click here on the first image to download the infographic with tips for playing and interacting …

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23 Mar · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Win at Online Meetings When You are NOT Home Alone!

I have a LOT of experience presenting webinars and participating in conference calls when there are children around, so I’m sharing my insider secrets for success. We won’t mention the time that the cat brought a live bird in the house and the grandkids were screaming and chasing it around during my conference call …. …

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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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19 Jan · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Who is on your preschool’s diversity team?

  By Karen Nemeth, Ed.M. I think every preschool program should have a diversity team.  Bring together staff, parents, and members of your community that speak the languages of the children in your classrooms so they can provide help and support in a variety of ways.  Whether you have a very formal role for them …

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16 May · Karen Nemeth · 3 Comments

Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Education: A Federal Guidance Crosswalk

Twelve national reports and policy statements have been released over the past two years that provide recommendations for supporting dual language learners (DLLs) in early childhood. This crosswalk is designed to show how these recommendations can work together to support effective early childhood care and education. Column headings represent the components recommended by the various …

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12 May · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Resources for Supporting Diverse Infants and Toddlers in Connection with Early Childhood Language Development Standards

By Karen Nemeth May 11, 2017 Infants and toddlers thrive when all of their languages are supported. The diversity of those languages will continue to grow and present challenges to professionals who work with babies and their families. Some states are adopting early language development standards that begin at age 2 ½ years. How can …

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20 Nov · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

Handout from ACTFL 2016 Conference

Preschool and Kindergarten Language Learning: New Trends in TechnologyPresented by Karen Nemeth at ACTFL 2016 Karen@languagecastle.com      www. Languagecastle.com     Twitter @KarenNemethEdM Digital Decisions: Choosing the Right Technology Tools for Early Childhood Education by Fran S. Simon and Karen N. Nemeth http://amzn.to/2cPiWO3 TED Talk video by Dr. Patricia Kuhl: The Linguistic Genius of Babies https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=TED+linguistic+genius+of+babies&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 Apps that …

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5 Sep · Karen Nemeth · No Comments

How can technology help diverse families? It’s in this new book!

Here’s how Chip Donohue announced his new book. It’s a privilege to include diversity in our chapter among these great experts! “I’m excited to announce the release of my second edited volume, Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors co-published by Routledge and NAEYC The book includes a Foreword by Ellen …

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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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