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How to Build Empathy and Trust During Circle Time

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies As educators, we tend to use circle time to recite the days of the week (clap, clap), sing a few songs, and introduce lessons. Instead, circle time can provide a … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Authors to Follow on Social Media

Looking for a way to connect with Free Spirit authors beyond their books and our blog? Many of them are on social media! Check out just a few of our children’s book authors and where you can find them below. … Continue reading

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How Libraries Connect Kids with Books During the Pandemic

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning When public library buildings across the country shut down in March 2020 under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, youth services librarians and other library staff … Continue reading

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How to Transition to In-Person Learning: Ideas and Suggestions from Students

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. The … Continue reading

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ADHD and Addictions: What You Need to Know

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? While estimates vary, about 5 percent of children and 2.5 percent of adults are thought to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Symptoms can include inattention, distractibility, … Continue reading

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