Category Archives: Early Childhood

Un-Cliqueing the Preschool Clique

By Molly Breen Say the word clique, and it generally conjures a not-so-favorable image of “mean girls” (or boys, or kids) in the throes of middle school identity woes. It may surprise you to know that clique power dynamics emerge … Continue reading

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Nurture a Culture of Storytelling in the Classroom

By Lory Britain, Ph.D., author of I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings I still envision that summer day when my father and I were floating lazily in an inner tube on the Colorado River. As we drifted, I … Continue reading

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Movement-Based SEL Activities for the Classroom

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Children love to move! As a dance educator, I enjoy engaging young children in playful and fun movement explorations. These activities also … Continue reading

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Free Spirit Storytellers on Their Best Behavior

By Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen, author and illustrator of the Best Behavior® series Storytelling is at the heart of being human—and it starts at birth. We share stories as we talk to our babies, sing to them, and read … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna Go! Determining the Cause of School Avoidance

By Molly Breen About six weeks (or less) into the school year, the bloom is off the rose. That is to say, school is no longer novel, compelling, or inspiring, and some children begin to complain that they “hate school.” … Continue reading

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