Tag Archives: social and emotional development

“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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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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Guest Post: Reflections on Spanking by Tamar Jacobson, PhD

We’re delighted to welcome back guest blogger Tamar Jacobson. She is sharing her thoughts and reflections on the use of spanking when caring for children.  In addition to writing “Don’t Get So Upset!” Help Young Children Manage Their Feelings by Understanding Your Own and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Don’t Let Go . . . Live it Through! by Tamar Jacobson, PhD

We’re delighted to welcome back guest blogger Tamar Jacobson. She is sharing another reflective post—this one on allowing yourself (and toddlers!) to experience and process feelings in the now so that they don’t need to be let go or pushed … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Silently Watching by Tamar Jacobson, PhD

We’re very happy to welcome back a familiar face around these parts. Guest blogger Tamar Jacobson, PhD, is sharing another insightful post—this one on the complex, delicate, and critical dynamics of interpersonal communication between children and adults. In addition to … 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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