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Nature-Based Play and Outdoor Learning for Mental Well-Being

By Molly Breen Nature-based play is not a new thing. We know that getting kids outside for open-ended play and exploration is good for physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Environmental inequality is not a new thing either. Depending on where … Continue reading

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3 Outdoor Creative Movement Activities to Support Children’s Mental Health

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Student mental and emotional health is one of the top concerns of educators across the country, and it’s never too soon to … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Create Structure and Reduce Anxiety in Children During the Summer

By Summer Batte, author of Name and Tame Your Anxiety: A Kid’s Guide Ah, summertime. It’s advertised as a time to rest and rejuvenate without schedules or demands. Except most people don’t manage well in the complete absence of structure. … Continue reading

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How to Use Mental Health Check-Ins to Address Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Students often have many things going on in their lives that are hidden from view; they may be grappling with traumatic experiences … Continue reading

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Resolving Conflicts in Early Childhood Education: Sweat the Small Stuff

By Chris Amirault, Ph.D., and Christine Snyder, M.A., coauthors of Finding Your Way Through Conflict: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators The old adage “don’t sweat the small stuff” advises that we shouldn’t invest a lot of time or energy … Continue reading

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