Category Archives: Early Childhood

How to Help Kids Set and Respect Boundaries with Friends

By Lydia Bowers, author of the We Say What’s Okay series  As we begin a new school year, children are excited to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Friendships can be a great source of both satisfaction and … Continue reading

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3 Ideas to Get Young Children Learning About and Playing with Food

By Molly Breen In early childhood education, we practitioners are very familiar with the importance of play—in all its many iterations. Play is social, connected, creative, and open-ended. It requires critical thinking and problem-solving, and it both signals and encourages … Continue reading

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Dancing Through the ABCs of Nature

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play This is a playful movement game that can be incorporated into a walk outdoors and will add a little extra fun to … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Unexpected Questions from Young Children

By Lauren Starnes, Ed.D., author of Big Conversations with Little Children: Addressing Questions, Worries, and Fears To work with young children means to always expect the unexpected question at the unexpected time. As young children’s world becomes increasingly saturated by … Continue reading

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5 Summer Activities for Young Children

By Molly Breen Growing up in Minnesota, I live for summer. (I can hang with winter weather—I’ve even learned to love it, in some ways—but it is not my favorite.) Warm days when the light beams early in the sky … Continue reading

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