For Your Binder
Day care or preschool? It's not just semantics
An unfortunate side effect of the growing recognition of the early years as learning years is that some people get hyperactive about it. #parenting #learning #teaching #DAP #care #relationships
The nesting instinct
Building a den is great for encouraging children's imagination and reinforces their sense of self. But sometimes one of the great pleasures of childhood has to be relearned. #dens #forts #outside #play #environments
Hand-Clap Songs Across the Curriculum
While I am not sure you will need to plan a hand-clap lesson, the first part of the article provides a nice quick overview of some of the history of hand-clap games as well as connection between hand-clap songs and literacy. #DAP #play #recess #songs #playground
Does Your Child's Preschool Shun the the Latest Research in Early Learning?
Many preschools in the United States are actually doing the polar opposite of what the research recommends. Couple this article (from 2018) with the recent findings from the Vanderbilt Study and there is simply no reason for play to be pushed aside any longer! #play #DAP #teaching #learning
Towards a re-conceptualisation [sic] of risk in early childhood education
Her actual paper is available on SAGE (if you have access) and there is a link within the body of this link you do! This immediate link will bring you to an article where she gives an overview of her findings. Additionally, she wonders how ECEs view risk taking? Is it limited to risky play? Or perhaps something more?? #risk #play #teaching
Guiding Principles of Emergent Early Childhood Education
Taking a cue from the bees! #DAP #play #teaching #learning
Shopping On the Side of the Road
I bet many of you have provided "forever homes" to tires, cable spools, milk crates and other items worthy of "rescue" from the side of the road! #looseparts #teaching #play
Setting up a Process-Oriented Classroom: Learning from the Journey in a "Yes-Environment"
Getting closer to YES! #teaching #learning #art #creativity #play
Sitting Babies Up – The Downside
The splendor of “baby-owned” accomplishments is why Janet Landsbury recommends giving infants the opportunity to learn to sit on their own and not propping or positioning them. This article lists some of the other reasons! #movement #teaching #learning #parenting #DAP #theorists
We’ll Come Back When You’re Teaching: Examining the Need for Curricular Reform in Higher Education in Response to the Introduction of Transitional Kingergarten in California’s Public Schools
What happens when you "add" a grade without considering the training of the folks who might end up teaching it? Or supervising it? #teaching #learning
Prologue: Why We Should Care about Caring
Caring does NOT substitute or replace learning, caring establishes an effective culture for it to actually happen. #caring #teaching #learning #relationships
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