Category Archives: Early Childhood

How to Break the Habit of Using Gendered Terms in Your Classroom (and What to Use Instead)

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies “Ok, line up . . . boys in one line, girls in the other!” How many times have we heard statements like that in a classroom? Yet we live in … Continue reading

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Nature-Based Play and Outdoor Learning for Mental Well-Being

By Molly Breen Nature-based play is not a new thing. We know that getting kids outside for open-ended play and exploration is good for physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Environmental inequality is not a new thing either. Depending on where … Continue reading

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3 Outdoor Creative Movement Activities to Support Children’s Mental Health

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Student mental and emotional health is one of the top concerns of educators across the country, and it’s never too soon to … Continue reading

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How to Help Young Children Build Resilience

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of  Try-Again Time My favorite photos of my little sister’s preschool years are the ones where she has food on her head. Spaghetti, chocolate ice cream, breakfast cereal—anything in a bowl became her hat. She loved … Continue reading

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Resolving Conflicts in Early Childhood Education: Sweat the Small Stuff

By Chris Amirault, Ph.D., and Christine Snyder, M.A., coauthors of Finding Your Way Through Conflict: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators The old adage “don’t sweat the small stuff” advises that we shouldn’t invest a lot of time or energy … Continue reading

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