Category Archives: Early Childhood

3 Ideas to Get Young Children Learning About and Playing with Food

By Molly Breen In early childhood education, we practitioners are very familiar with the importance of play—in all its many iterations. Play is social, connected, creative, and open-ended. It requires critical thinking and problem-solving, and it both signals and encourages … Continue reading

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Dancing Through the ABCs of Nature

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play This is a playful movement game that can be incorporated into a walk outdoors and will add a little extra fun to … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Unexpected Questions from Young Children

By Lauren Starnes, Ed.D., author of Big Conversations with Little Children: Addressing Questions, Worries, and Fears To work with young children means to always expect the unexpected question at the unexpected time. As young children’s world becomes increasingly saturated by … Continue reading

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5 Summer Activities for Young Children

By Molly Breen Growing up in Minnesota, I live for summer. (I can hang with winter weather—I’ve even learned to love it, in some ways—but it is not my favorite.) Warm days when the light beams early in the sky … Continue reading

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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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