Category Archives: Guest Blogger

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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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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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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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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We point to our heart

Ask a child to point to herself. Where does her index finger land? If you or I were to point to ourselves, we would likely place our hand on the  same destination as that child. We point not to our … Continue reading

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