For Your Binder

On Fairy Stories
1938

This essay was originally intended to be one of the Andrew Lang lectures at St. Andrews, and it was, in abbreviated form, delivered there in 1938.  #fairytales #stories #books #reading 

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How Kids Learn Resilience
2016

This article is adapted from Paul Tough's 2016 book, Helping Children Succeed: What works and why  #teaching #learning #DAP #resilience #play

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On the Importance of Fairy Tales: Should we continue to read these frightening stories to our children?
2014

This remains my go-to rationale as to why my forever answer to this ongoing question will be a resounding and unyielding, YES. #fairytales #stories #reading #books

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Hand Strength: 35 Fun Activities for Kids
2015

Remember, these are in addition to all those big juicy large motor verbs that are crucial if you want strong hands in the first place!  #DAP #teaching #learning #movement #writing

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I work with kids. Here’s why they’re consumed with anxiety. It’s not social media.
2019

Tension without intention. #teaching #learning #play #technology #resilience #pushdown

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Does Your Child's Preschool Shun the the Latest Research in Early Learning?
2018

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

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In 20 years of award-winning picture books, non-white people made up just 12% of main characters
2020

While the stats are specific to Australia, we can be informed by the data and make sure that regardless of where we live and work we are investigating the diversity (including ethnicity, gender and sexuality) of our book corner. #equity #books #stories #gender #reading #teaching #learning

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The Healing Power of Play: Therapeutic Work with Chronically Neglected and Abused Children
2014

This is one of the most bittersweet pieces I've ever read.  It will break your heart and yet show you how to repair it all at the same time. Read: the pure power of PLAY.  #play #playwork #teaching #learning

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Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived - But Unreal - Risk?
2016

There is some evidence that moral attitudes towards parenting have changed. Example: leaving children unsupervised is now judged as morally "wrong" and, as such, people overestimate the risk associated with it. #risk #play #parenting #outside

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The Perks of a Play In The Mud Educational Philosophy: When did America decide preschool should be in a classroom?
2018

Nature preschools, forest kindergartens, outdoor pre-K, call 'em what you want, they've grown in number almost 500% since 2012! #nature #play #outside #forestschools

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Let the Playing Commence! A Tribute to Bev Bos
2016

The author shares 14 key "Bev" phrases that will forever be burned in her brain!  #play #teaching #learning 

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Children's Outdoor Play & Learning Environments: Returning to Nature
1998

Limiting playgrounds to manufactured equipment short-changes children of rich, playful, outdoor experiences!  #play #outside #nature #movement

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