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      star bulletIEL Tip Sheet

    1. Games for All Young Children
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/games/
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    2. Make Room for Blocks!
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/blocks/
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    3. Organized Sports and Young Children
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/sports/
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    4. Play and Self-Regulation in Preschool
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/self/
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    5. Play with Your Toddler - Indoors
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/playtoddler/
      Read Information about the Tip Sheet | Spanish | Polish | Chinese | French | Korean | Arabic

    6. Time to Play, Time to Dream: Unscheduling Your Child
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/unstructured/
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    7. What Makes a Good Toy?
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/goodtoy/
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    8. Young Children Need to Play!
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/importanceofplay/
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    9. star bulletPodcast

    10. Supporting Young Children’s Friendships: An Interview with Dr. Michaelene Ostrosky
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/podcasts/podcast-friendships/

    11. Busy with Blocks (Audio)
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/podcasts/podcast-busy-blocks/


    12. star bulletVideo

    13. Talking About Numbers and Letters
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/talking-numbers/

    14. The Blue Bowl
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/bluebowl/

    15. Building with Boxes
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-parenting/boxes/

    16. Climbing a Tree
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/climbing-tree/

    17. The Doggie and the Shark
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-parenting/dog-shark/

    18. Drumming in the Kitchen
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-parenting/drumming/

    19. Everyday Fun With Technology and Engineering: Let’s Talk About STEM
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/1574-everyday-fun-with-technology-and-engineering-let-s-talk-about-stem-video

    20. Experimenting with Balance
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/exper-balance/

    21. Explaining Cradle Construction
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/cradle-explaining/

    22. Exploring the Sensory Table
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/sensory-table/

    23. Going Camping
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-parenting/going-camping/

    24. Guidelines Videos: A Big Tower
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-guidelines/big-tower/

    25. Guidelines Videos: Let's Get Up
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-guidelines/getup/

    26. Guidelines Videos: You Made It
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-guidelines/made-it/

    27. Let Baby Play
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-parenting/letbabyplay/

    28. Making Room for Literacy
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Easy       
      http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/make_room_for_lit.php

    29. Maybe We Can Make a Road!
      Length: N/A (Video)        Reading Level: Not Applicable       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/makeroad/

    30. One Morning in the Block Area
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/block-area/

    31. Papa and Wayne: A Simple Game With Baby
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-parenting/simple-game/

    32. Supporting Thinking in Infants and Toddlers Through Active Music and Play Experiences
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://www.easternct.edu/cece/supporting-thinking-in-infants-and-toddlers-through-active-music-and-play-experiences/

    33. Toddlers and Boxes: “Hi! Hi!”
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-parenting/boxestoddler/

    34. Two on a Trike
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/videos/videos-benchmark/on-trike/


    35. star bulletWeb Article

    36. ABC Digging for Letters
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare/knowledge-areas/environment-curriculum/activities/all-activities/abc-digging-for-letters

    37. Active Play Promotes Young Children’s Development
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/dll/activeplay/

    38. Age-Appropriate Play for Young Children
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/answers/playage/

    39. All about Gardens
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pa/project-guides/about-gardens/

    40. All About…Messy Play
      Format: PDF        Length: Medium        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://www.keap.org.uk/documents/eyfs_messyplay_bduffy.pdf

    41. Answering Questions About Your Child’s Special Needs
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/special-needs/answering/

    42. Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://naturalstart.org/resources/benefits-connecting-children-nature

    43. Bowling
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=3#.W6UYW9dKh9M

    44. Building Blocks of Learning
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://www1.udel.edu/udaily/2014/sep/playing-with-blocks-092613.html

    45. Cherishing Children’s Treasures Can Create Many Opportunities to Learn
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/blogs/growing/cherish/

    46. Children's Play - More than Fun and Games
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://illinoisearlylearning.org/reslists/playmore/

    47. Children's Right to Play: An Examination of the Importance of Play in the Lives of Children
      Length: Long        Reading Level: Difficult       
      https://issuu.com/bernardvanleerfoundation/docs/childrens_right_to_play_an_examination_of_the_impo

    48. Choosing Safe Toys
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/safe-toys.html

    49. Creative Play Helps Children Grow
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://www.preschooleducation.com/art28.shtml

    50. Crisis in the Kindergarten: Why Children Need to Play in School
      Format: PDF        Length: Long        Reading Level: Moderate       
      http://www.allianceforchildhood.org/sites/allianceforchildhood.org/files/file/kindergarten_report.pdf

    51. Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the Age of Testing
      Length: Medium        Reading Level: Difficult       
      https://www.hepg.org/hel-home/issues/25_3/helarticle/developmentally-appropriate-practice-in-the-age-of

    52. Encouraging Development in Everyday Spaces
      Length: Short        Reading Level: Easy       
      https://eiclearinghouse.org/einotes/spaces/

    53. Encouraging Language Acquisition in Young Children
      Format: PDF        Length: Short        Reading Level: Moderate       
      https://www.cccf-fcsge.ca/wp-content/uploads/RS_31-e.pdf



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