Choose Your Words

Choose Your Words

Communicating with Young Children

Carol Garhart Mooney


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  • The second edition to Use Your Words: How Teacher Talk Helps Children Learn
  • Contains more than 20% new content
  • Discusses how adults should talk to children to help children know what is expected of them and understand their world.
  • Includes conversational, accessible, and interesting stories
  • Updated research and additional discussion on cultural responsiveness and the effect of media on children
  • The "how to talk so children will listen" guide for child care providers
    • Tool to bridge teacher-parent relationships
    • Strategy that covers guidance, discipline, mindfulness, social-emotional skills, and parent engagement

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