Category Archives: Early Childhood

Using Attention Restoration Theory to Provide Rich Summertime Learning

By Molly Breen Early childhood programs around the country are faced with a nearly constant deluge of ever-changing guidance for best practices in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Even as I write this, our program is uncertain if we will … Continue reading

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Movement Activities for Teaching Listening Skills

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Here are three playful dance games that reinforce listening skills, impulse control, and delaying gratification. In these activities, children listen for and … Continue reading

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Together and Separate: Teaching During Coronavirus

By Molly Breen Note: We are aware that there is a great disparity in terms of equity for children from well-resourced communities and those from underresourced ones. This post addresses those who may have regular access to Wi-Fi and digital … Continue reading

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Tips for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This post was originally published April 11, 2014 By Jill Starishevsky, author of My Body Belongs to Me/Mi cuerpo me pertenece As a former prosecutor of child abuse and sex crimes in New York City for 22 years, one of … Continue reading

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This Is the Way We Wash Our Hands . . .

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of  Germs Are Not for Sharing Jimmy Fallon’s new song is helping Americans tune in to the importance of fighting viruses: “Wash your hands, wash your hands, do not touch your face.” He strums his guitar, … Continue reading

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