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Top 21 Posts of 2021

Our blog had a great 2021, and we want to give a shout-out to our bloggers, authors, and readers! 2021 was challenging in many ways, and we’re thankful that you’re here to make our blog what it is. You are … Continue reading

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How to Find Mental Health Resources for Your Child or Family

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? The last 22 months have been very hard on kids and families. Being cut off from friends, fear of COVID-19 for themselves and family members, frustration with … Continue reading

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9 More Free Professional Learning Opportunities for Educators

We’ve shared free professional learning opportunities for educators before. Here are nine more! Watch these edWeb webinar recordings, and you may be able to earn continuing education credits in 60 minutes or less. (All webinars are free, but you may … Continue reading

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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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