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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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Helping Children Develop Social Skills Through Play

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series Play can take on myriad of forms depending on the developmental maturity and personality of the child, … Continue reading

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Build a Sense of Belonging in the Early Childhood Classroom

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me series. Mr. Rogers was a strong advocate for children. In his much acclaimed and long running television show … Continue reading

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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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