For Your Binder

Dramatic Play: Bring it on back
2008

While I have moved beyond creating prop boxes, this article, while a little dated, provides a nice reminder as to the importance of dramatic play and, should the children instigate an exploration of some of the themes that are presented, might serve as a starting spot for some additional materials that might add to the exploration and play. #play #teaching #learning #DAP

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Panoptic Playground: How Disneyland Functions as the Ultimate Disciplinary Environment
2013

A while back - while falling down another rabbit hole in my effort to learn what "panopticon" meant (I heard it at a #playwork conference and didn't know what it meant) -  I stumbled across quite a bit as to how theme parks, specifically the Disney ones, fall into the same category. #playground #play #panopticon 

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Patience or Understanding?
1987

Patience is rarely necessary when one is understanding. #teaching #learning #care #relationships

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Students Who Lose Recess Are the Ones Who Need It Most
2014

Despite evidence that play and social interactions are crucial to cognitive development, schools continue to take recess away. #recess #teaching #learning #outside #movement #DAP #pushdown

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Large Motor Games to Play!

This session was being updated right before COVID - bummer - it will get redone for when we can all be back running around and playing games together, but for now, this is the handout for you!  Need to see some of the games in action? Consider getting Lisa's DVD of the same title!  #movement #outside #recess #DAP #play #handouts #teaching

What is a Schema?
2014

This is a 9 page PDF that will give you an overview of schema play theory! Flying Start gives credit to Sally Featherstone at the end of the document and the book she edited entitled, Again! Again!  #schema #play #movement

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Get a Grip on Fine Motor Development
2020

Developmental readiness for writing starts with large motor movement and play!  Not worksh*ts and pencils!  You can supplement your gross motor play with the following appropriate fine motor ones! #play #DAP #teaching #learning #movement #writing 

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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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The Case for Elementary School Recess
2011

Even juries get recess!!!!!  #recess #movement #play #DAP #outside #teaching #learning

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Building fine motor skills and why it matters
2016

A short article with 10 different ways to build a child's fine and small motor skills! #DAP #play #movement #writing #teaching #learning 

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Creating Inclusive Playgrounds: A Playbook of Considerations and Strategies
2022

Worth the cost of the ink to print out all 140 pages!  From page 11:

This playbook aims to give readers:

• insight into gaps and issues inherent in thinking about inclusive playground design and practice

• insight into how inclusive playgrounds and their surroundings are experienced together

• potential strategies that will contribute to project discussions, designs, budgets, and more

• a depth and breadth of ‘how to’ guidance for designing inclusive playgrounds

• ways to ensure that any inclusively designed playground and its surrounding environment are accessible and welcoming to children with disabilities and their families

#play #inclusion #accessibility #equity #environment #recess #playgrounds #DAP #movement #outside #teaching #learning

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Understanding and Applying the Intelligence of Play
2011

Nurture the soil, and the seed grows fully with little attention. Neglect the soil, and the seed’s development is compromised at every step.  #play #DAP #teaching #learning #parenting

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