Category Archives: Early Childhood

Invite Guests—Not Germs—to Your Home During the Holidays

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Germs Are Not for Sharing Hurray, it’s the holiday season! Uh-oh, it’s also cold and flu season. Parties, travel, and gatherings are all part of holiday fun, but time spent with others during cold and … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: How to Bring Social-Emotional Learning to Snack Time in Your Early Childhood Classroom

By Molly Breen Sharing food and conversation go hand in hand: As humans we are, in some ways, hardwired to do these things together. In hunter-gatherer clans, extended families and communities would assemble to share food and, presumably, conversation as … Continue reading

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The Early Childhood Classroom Environment: Your Silent Teaching Partner

By Molly Breen In graduate school, I learned about a preschool teacher who, at the beginning of the school year and after all subsequent resetting of the classroom, would “walk” the entire classroom on her knees to perceive the environment … Continue reading

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Helping Children Develop Social Skills Through Play

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series Play can take on myriad of forms depending on the developmental maturity and personality of the child, … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Build Resilience to Shame

By William T. Mulcahy, LPC, NCC, CEAP, author of the Zach Rules series As I’ve been thinking about writing this post about helping kids overcome shame, I’ve been struggling to capture my thoughts about the issue. Based on my experiences, … Continue reading

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