Tag Archives: early childhood development

Social Stories: An Individualized Learning Tool

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning to Get Along® series. This post was originally published April 4, 2013. A friend once asked me for advice regarding her two-year-old child. She was concerned about her daughter’s biting and … Continue reading

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The Seven Senses

By Gill Connell and Cheryl McCarthy, coauthors of A Moving Child Is a Learning Child: How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think (Birth to Age 7). This post was originally published on the Moving Smart Blog. Seven? Yes, seven. … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids to Use Positive Self-Talk

By Allison Wedell Schumacher Believe it or not, one of my proudest parenting moments happened in the middle of the night when I was lying in bed. My daughter, who was about four years old at the time, had gotten … Continue reading

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Learning on the Move: 10 “Motorvators” to Get Kids Moving—Indoors and Out

by Gill Connell, coauthor of Move, Play, and Learn with Smart Steps. This post was originally published December 6, 2012. Young kids don’t burn off energy—they learn off energy. But it’s not because I say so. It’s because nature makes it … Continue reading

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Little Stranger in a Strange Land: Easing the Transition to Kindergarten

By Allison Wedell Schumacher You know by now that the little strangers we’ve been entrusted with don’t come with operating manuals. This is why I found myself holding my sobbing, brand-new kindergartner as I explained to her that yes, she … Continue reading

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