Category Archives: Early Childhood

Rough-and-Tumble Play in Early Childhood Education

By Molly Breen How do you feel about wrestling? I mean it. How does it feel in your body when children in your group begin wrestling or play fighting? Does it stimulate your flight, fight, or freeze response? Can you … Continue reading

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Activities for Every Day of Week of the Young Child®

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies and Shawn Forster, vice president of Peaceful Schools and artistic director of Peaceful Schools Productions Started in 1971 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Week … Continue reading

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9 Tips for Creating Inclusive Movement Activities

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play The basic tenet of creative movement/creative dance (the terms are interchangeable) is that the most important part of the activity is the … Continue reading

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Professional Development in Early Childhood Education: Combating Burnout During the Pandemic

By Molly Breen The weight and strain of the pandemic has stretched most of us beyond what we thought was our limit. We have bowed and bent; we’ve pivoted until we’ve worn out the soles of our shoes. We may … Continue reading

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Make Physical Distancing Fun with This SEL and Movement Activity

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play On Your Spot is a multi-layered activity for children ages three to eight. It is especially pertinent now that many children are … Continue reading

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