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4 Ways Care Providers Can Help Children Process Fears

Braving the Storm By Dr. Jane Humphries and Kari Rains The devastating hurricane Harvey has been in the forefront of our minds. It’s almost impossible to miss the news coverage of the horrible loss of life, homes, and community of … Continue reading

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Where in the world is Loose Parts?

Spotted! Loose Parts series in Camden, Maine Public Library. On a recent vacation Jim Handrigan, Redleaf Press’ art director, stopped in at Camden’s Public Library. What greeted him was an awesome display in their children’s section featuring the Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in … Continue reading

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3 summer books tackling hot topics in early childhood education

Three books out this summer from Redleaf Press take on hot topics in the field of early childhood education—reflective teaching strategies and play vs. standards, and supporting children going through disruptive change. Learning Together with Young Children, Second Edition By Deb … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Jones reviews Saving Play, “Read this book!”

As an advocate for children’s play, do you face required standards?  If so, here’s a timely survival guide.  This wonderfully challenging, readable book invites us to sharpen our perceptions of a whole range of state and national standards and to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Self-Regulation

By Tamar Jacobson “For children, intense emotions are like a dark forest at night. Trees rustle in the wind, bats circle above, and all manner of insects crawl along the ground, but in the darkness they are impossible to see, … Continue reading

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NAEYC Governing Board member reviews new Deb Curtis & Margie Carter book

In the new, full-color, edition of Learning Together with Young Children: A Curriculum Framework for Reflective Teachers, Second Edition Deb Curtis and Margie Carter make visible the thought processes of teachers and children based on detailed observations and individual or collective reflections that … Continue reading

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“I spent years gently reminding children that we don’t play that way inside.”

Guest Post: Embracing Rough-and-Tumble Play By Mike Huber Click to watch a short video with author Mike Huber to see what rough-and-tumble play looks like, and read more below to learn to use it in your program! Embracing rough and tumble … Continue reading

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