Category Archives: Author Spotlight

“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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How I learned building great teams sometimes requires heavy lifting, literally.

Our guest blogger today is Uniit Carruyo,  an early childhood educator and author of Team Teaching in Early Childhood: Leadership Tools for Reflective Practice (available from Redleaf Press). Here she ponders the elements of a productive team. ———————————————————————————————————- For much of my twenty-plus … Continue reading

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How I helped a child overcome fear by not helping

Jarrod Green, early childhood educator and author of I’m OK! Building Resilience through Physical Play, shares a personal experience helping one of his littles overcome fear, and gain confidence through self-help. *Names have been changed to protect the brave. Sliding Towards … Continue reading

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David Sobel’s NATURE PRESCHOOLS AND FOREST KINDERGARTENS inspires outdoor school in Crimea

Tanya Bibikova, creator and head of Solnechnosadik, or “Sunny Kindergarten,” credits David Sobel’s Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens (Redleaf Press) as a great inspiration in the organizing of the outdoor preschool in mountain village at Crimea region. Bibikova spoke with … 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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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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Giants in the Nursery: A game of who said it

David Elkind’s new book, Giants in the Nursery, tells the stories of the “giants” of early childhood education. These brilliant men and women helped create the theories and advance the ideas that are now know as DAP: Developmentally Appropriate Practice. This … Continue reading

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