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DIY Play Dough for National Play Dough Day

Friday, September 16 is National Play Dough Day, which is the perfect excuse to make some homemade play dough. The main benefit of sensory play—activities that stimulate a child’s sense of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing— is that it’s … Continue reading

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‘Loose Parts’ Wins Learning Magazine 2017 Teachers’ Choice Award

The winners of the Learning Magazine 2017 Teachers’ Choice Award—teacher-selected books and products that exhibit exceptional quality—Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children has won in the Preschool category! Written by Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky, Loose Parts encourages young … Continue reading

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A Magnetic Moon Day Activity

As a child one of the best things to do on a warm summer night is to stare up at the moon and stars that brighten the vast night sky. For most children the moon is a mystery, where did … Continue reading

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Remembering Marlyn James

Marlyn James, my coauthor, collaborator, and dear friend passed away peacefully on June 25, 2016 from complications following brain surgery. Marlyn was the chair of the Early Childhood Education Department at Flathead Community College in Kalispell, Montana. She was beloved … Continue reading

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Teaching children about the season of giving

This is known as the “season of giving”, but for many children it feels more like the “season of receiving”. With all the celebrating and gift giving people can forget to be thankful and show a little gratitude. This holiday … Continue reading

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Are you celebrating Human Rights Day?

Did you know December 10th is Human Rights Day?  In fact, 2015 kicks off a year-long campaign in celebration of the 50th anniversary of two international treaties that shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What does this have to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from Redleaf Press

 

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