Category Archives: Child Development

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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“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 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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Find your favorite fall titles

As the air gets chillier, the leaves shift colors, and nighttime creeps up quicker, it’s the perfect time to snuggle up to Redleaf’s newest books. These new titles hit the shelves this month, perfect timing for the chilly days to … Continue reading

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Brain Awareness Week: Activities for toddlers’ growing brains

Happy brain awareness week! Sometimes we forget that children’s brains are a work in progress. They do not think the same way as adults and we must foster their development as we help them grow and mature. In the early … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Insights on Brain Development from Deborah McNelis

You may have noticed that we recently added an exciting new product line to our library of resources — Brain Insights cards. Created by Deborah McNelis, each pocket-sized, age-specific Brain Insights set (there are six available!) offers 40 brain-building learning … Continue reading

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Five Hands-On Activities to Help Children Learn Health and Wellness Concepts

Teaching children about topics related to their physical and emotional health is an important task, one that builds the foundation for habits that contribute to lifelong wellness. If you’re looking for developmentally appropriate ways to introduce and teach preschoolers and … Continue reading

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