For Educators

  • Recommended Educational Materials and Books

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  • Self-Regulation and Executive Function
  • Play and Playful Learning
    • Bodrova, E. & Leong, D. J. (2003). Chopsticks and counting chips: Do play and foundational skills need to compete for the teacher’s attention in an Early Childhood classroom? Young Children 58 (3), 10-17
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    • Bodrova, E., & Leong, D. (2010). Curriculum and play in early child development. Encyclopedia on early childhood development.
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    • Leong, D.J. & Bodrova, E. (2012) Assessing and scaffolding make-believe play. Young Children, 67 (1), pp. 28-34
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    • Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2014).  Playful learning: Where a Rich Curriculum Meets a Playful Pedagogy
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    • Also see other experts’ opinions on the place of play in preschool in this play-themed issue of the Preschool Matters blog

For Researchers

  • Tools Philosophical Foundations
    • Bodrova, E., & Leong, D.J. (2004)  Learning and development of preschool children:  The Vygotskian perspective.  In B. Gindis, B, A. Kozulin, V. Ageyev, & S Miller ( Eds.) Vygotsky’s theory of education in cultural context.  Cambridge, England:  Cambridge University Press, pp. 156-176.
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    • Bodrova E., & Leong, D. J. (2005) High quality preschool programs: What would Vygotsky say? Early Education & Development, 16 (4), 435-444
      Abstract Available Online
    • K. Dickinson  & S.B. Neuman (Eds.) Handbook of Early Literacy Research. New York, NY: Guilford Press Publications. Bodrova E., & Leong, D. J. (2005) Vygotskian Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Early Literacy (pp. 243-256)
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    • Bodrova, E., & Deborah J.. Leong. (2007). Tools of the Mind: The Vygotskian approach to early childhood education, 2nd edition. Columbus, OH: Pearson.
    • Bodrova, E., Leong, D. J., & Akhutina, T. V. (2011). When everything new is well-forgotten
      Vygotsky/Luria insights in the development of executive functions. In R. M. Lerner, J. V. Lerner, E. P. Bowers, S. Lewin-Bizan, S. Gestsdottir, & J. B. Urban (Eds.), Thriving in childhood and adolescence: The role of self-regulation processes. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 133, 11–28.
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    • Bodrova, E., & Leong, D. J. (2015). Vygotskian and Post-Vygotskian Views on Children’s Play. American Journal of Play, 7(3), 371-388
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  • Research On Tools
    • Bodrova, E. & Leong, D. (1998).  Scaffolding Emergent Writing in the Zone of Proximal Development.  Literacy Teaching and Learning, 3 (2), 1-18.
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    • Bodrova, E., & Leong, D. J. (2001). Tools of the Mind: A Case Study of Implementing the Vygotskian Approach in American Early Childhood and Primary Classrooms. Innodata Monographs 7.
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    • Diamond, A., Barnett, W. S., Thomas, J., & Munro, S. (2007). Preschool program improves cognitive control. Science (New York, NY), 318(5855), 1387.
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    • Barnett, W. S., Jung, K., Yarosz, D. J., Thomas, J., Hornbeck, A., Stechuk, R., & Burns, S. (2008). Educational effects of the Tools of the Mind curriculum: A randomized trial. Early childhood research quarterly, 23(3), 299-313.
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    • Imholz, S., & Petrosino, A. (2012). Teacher observations on the implementation of the tools of the mind curriculum in the classroom: Analysis of interviews conducted over a one-year period. Creative Education, 3(02), 185-192
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    • Blair, C., & Raver, C. C. (2014). Closing the achievement gap through modification of neurocognitive and neuroendocrine function: Results from a cluster randomized controlled trial of an innovative approach to the education of children in kindergarten.
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    • Millaway, S. A. (2015). Impact of Tools of the Mind On Middle School Achievement
      Abstract Available Online