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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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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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Mystery Word: An Active Way to Build Cognitive Skills

We have a great learning adventure to share today. The activity, Mystery Word, is pulled from one of our latest releases, Let’s Play, by Jeff A. Johnson and Denita Dinger. (Want to learn more about the book and its counterpart, … 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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Three Tips to Advocate for Play

As an early childhood professional, you know the important role that play has in children’s lives. Children’s play is focused, purposeful, and full of learning. As children play, they master motor development, learn language and social skills, think creatively, and … Continue reading

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An Egg-cellent Science Activity

Set the table for learning! This fun activity from Incredible Edible Science provides a hands-on way to encourage children’s investigative nature and learn about the science process skill of inferring. Making inferences is a central part of a scientist’s work. … Continue reading

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