Category Archives: Early Childhood

Self-Care Tips for Early Childhood Educators

By Molly Breen As we walk this leg on the winding path of pandemic shifts, hopefully toward a more health-filled and balanced future, I know that I am experiencing serious fatigue. And not just the “If we can make it … Continue reading

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The Social Emotional Benefits of Classroom Pets

By Molly Breen If you have ever considered having a classroom pet, but weren’t sure if the benefits would outweigh the added responsibilities, the research is in! A study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health suggests … Continue reading

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Dance the Alphabet: A Lively Indoor Activity

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play No matter where you live, there are days when it becomes difficult to take young children outside or to another place where … Continue reading

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Teaching Young Children to Assert Themselves: 10 Tips to Help Children Speak Up

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!® series It’s an amazing experience to hear babies and toddlers speak their first words. But language is pretty … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Messy Time

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of  Messy Time When my daughter Olivia was a toddler, her best friend was Will, the two-year-old down the street. Will didn’t say much, so Olivia talked for both of them. He adored trains—his “choo-choos.” All … Continue reading

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