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Join the Free Spirit Advisory Council of Educators

Free Spirit is seeking early childhood educators and K–12 classroom teachers to join our Advisory Council of Educators. The advisory council provides valuable feedback to help make our books and other products even more beneficial for children and teens. Council … Continue reading

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Purposeful Play: Connecting Play and Learning in Preschool

By Molly Breen “Play is serious learning,” quipped Fred Rogers famously. Vivian Gussin Paley devoted a lifetime of teaching and writing to the power of play, describing play as the work of childhood in recognition of its central role in … 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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Risky Play in Early Childhood Education

By Molly Breen If you are, perhaps, a mid-millennial or older and grew up in the United States, you likely spent your summers in some amount of unsupervised play. Some of us even remember having a family rule to “come … Continue reading

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The Power of Play

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive Did you know that all mammals play? And scientists have identified play-like behaviors in other species as well, such as alligators … Continue reading

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