For Your Binder

The real reason children fidget - and what we can do about it
2018

This is a fantastic SPOT ON 7 minute Ted Talk video with Balanced and Barefoot author, Angela Hanscom, that concisely sums up WHY children need to move and HOW to go about making sure they do! But don't just watch it and agree with it, DO IT! #play #outside #movement #recess #risk #resilience #teaching #learning #nature

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What if Today Was Their Only Day?

If tomorrow was someone's first last and only day in your program.... what would they remember and how were you a part of that????  #handouts #teaching 

Missed the workshop? Want to watch it again? Got a DVD player? Lisa has DVDs of all her workshops! #oldschool  

Children's Hideouts- Shelters (Dens): A creation archetype
2013

Did you have the hidden power of knowing about a "secret spot"? #dens #forts #outside #play

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Sensory-Motor Reading Readiness for School
2012

Dr. Johnson has seen children diagnosed with AD/HD or learning disabilities “miraculously” improve when they are taken out of “academic” kindergartens or given an extra year in a developmental kindergarten that emphasizes movement, play, and the integration of their sensory-motor systems.  #DAP #play #teaching #learning #movement #reading #writing

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Why kids build forts
2016

Children all over the world organize these “special places.” #dens #forts #nature #outside #play

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Handprint Turkeys, STEP ASIDE! Embracing process art in early childhood programs
2018

Originally entitled, BEYOND PINTEREST! Amen! #art #creativity #teaching #play #learning

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Are mixed-grade classes any better or worse for learning?
2015

Age is not always an accurate predictor of a child's actual development.  #DAP #learning #teaching #mixedages

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The Colorado Paper
1998

This was my first exposure to playwork as a "discipline" and seeing the playground as therapeutic space; as healing.  #playwork #play 

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Community Playthings

Use this link to hop on over to Community Playthings and sign up for their newsletter and/or to do some investigating on your specific topics of interest. #play #teaching #learning #DAP

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Crisis in the Kindergarten
2009

In spite of the fact that the vital importance of play in young children’s development has been shown in study after study, many people (still) (unfortunately) believe that play is a waste of time in school. #play #DAP #pushdown #teaching #learning

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All school, no play? Kids' learning suffers without recess, experts say
2011

Schools may be shooting themselves in the foot by taking away recess and playtime that is crucial to a child's growth. #play #recess #outside #movement #teaching #learning

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Time for more storytelling
2015

We need to change the language of the early childhood narrative; we have drained education of it's ability to invoke wonder and passion and have left behind lifeless clichés such as:  investment... outcomes... returns... assessment... quality... #DAP #teaching #learning #DAP

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