Category Archives: Early Childhood

Teaching Kids to Use Positive Self-Talk

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Believe it or not, one of my proudest parenting moments happened in the middle of the night when I was lying in bed. My daughter, who was about four years old at the time, had gotten … Continue reading

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Enter to win the Zach Rules series!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Ann Brown! This month we’re giving away all three books in the Zach Rules series. Each book presents a single, simple story line involving everyday problems common with kids ages 5 … Continue reading

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Learning on the Move: 10 “Motorvators” to Get Kids Moving—Indoors and Out

by Gill Connell, coauthor of Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps. This post was originally published December 6, 2012. Young kids don’t burn off energy—they learn off energy. But it’s not because I say so. It’s because nature makes it … Continue reading

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Little Stranger in a Strange Land: Easing the Transition to Kindergarten

By Allison Wedell Schumacher You know by now that the little strangers we’ve been entrusted with don’t come with operating manuals. This is why I found myself holding my sobbing, brand-new kindergartner as I explained to her that yes, she … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: How to Renew Your Passion for Teaching

By Sandra Heidemann, M.S., Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., and Claire Chang, M.A., coauthors of The Thinking Teacher It’s the end of another school year. For many, the year finishes in May or June. For those who work through the summer, it … Continue reading

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