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Supporting Critical Thinking in Toddlers

Reflections from the Field

Toddler teacher Amie Theriault shares her strategies for supporting the development of toddlers' critical thinking skills. She brings the children's attention to their thinking and prompts them to talk about their observations. Through conversation, she scaffolds their learning by lending support to their ideas and challenging them to expand their thinking. She also describes her thought processes for the children's benefit.

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  • Producers: Terry Surprenant, Sean Leser
    Script: Terry Surprenant
    Editing and Videography: Sean Leser
  • Special thanks to the Child and Family Resource Development Center in Willimantic, Connecticut. The development of this video was funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.
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