Category Archives: Early Childhood

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms in Early Childhood

By Molly Breen Keeping up with current research and trending topics in early care and education can feel overwhelming, particularly in this “information age,” when we are inundated with access to articles, research studies, and even (ahem) thoughtful blog posts … Continue reading

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A Radical Approach to Anger Management

By Molly Breen In Molly Bang’s beautifully illustrated book, When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry . . . , we see the young title character process through various stages of nuanced anger. She is an enormous and destructive figure, a … Continue reading

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Great Ways Children Can Help on Thanksgiving

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!® series Gathering with family and friends each November can be a time to reflect on all the good people … Continue reading

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Enter to Win the Learning About Me & You Series!

This month we are giving away the first seven books in the Learning About Me & You series. These books support toddlers and young preschoolers in developing self-awareness and social awareness. One lucky reader will win: I Belong I Feel … Continue reading

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Too Much Whining While Waiting? Tips to Foster Patience in Children

By Elizabeth Verdick, author of Waiting Is Not Forever Do you know Veruca Salt? She’s the spoiled, impatient young girl from Roald Dahl’s children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was made into the classic Willy Wonka movie. Veruca … Continue reading

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