Category Archives: Early Childhood

Purposeful Play: Connecting Play and Learning in Preschool

By Molly Breen “Play is serious learning,” quipped Fred Rogers famously. Vivian Gussin Paley devoted a lifetime of teaching and writing to the power of play, describing play as the work of childhood in recognition of its central role in … Continue reading

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13 Fun and Healthy Habits for Kids

Adapted from Healthy Me In a Jar®: Fun and Simple Health Habits for Little Ones The new year is underway and resolutions and goals have been set and reset. One goal that usually makes everyone’s list is to be healthier. … Continue reading

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Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms in Early Childhood

By Molly Breen Keeping up with current research and trending topics in early care and education can feel overwhelming, particularly in this “information age,” when we are inundated with access to articles, research studies, and even (ahem) thoughtful blog posts … Continue reading

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A Radical Approach to Anger Management

By Molly Breen In Molly Bang’s beautifully illustrated book, When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry . . . , we see the young title character process through various stages of nuanced anger. She is an enormous and destructive figure, a … Continue reading

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Great Ways Children Can Help on Thanksgiving

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!® series Gathering with family and friends each November can be a time to reflect on all the good people … Continue reading

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