For Your Binder

Moving up the Grades: Relationship between Preschool Model and Later School Success
2002

Children's later school success appears to have been enhanced by more active, child-initiated early learning experiences.  This link will let you access the full article; and it's a good one!  #play #DAP #teaching #learning #pushdown

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Red Paint in the Hair

An oldie but a goodie about messy play and art! #art #play #DAP #creativity #teaching #learning #parenting

Does early reading instruction help reading in the long-term? A review of empirical evidence
2013

In a nutshell - nope. Read it anyway and get the details! #DAP #teaching #learning #reading #play

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It’s in the Mix. An Exploratory Study of a Mixed Age Group Model in West Dublin
2014

Play in a mixed age group is more creative than competitive.  #mixedages #play #learning #teaching #DAP

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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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The Power of Play: A research summary on play and learning
2012

This is an impressive overview of the research collected for the Minnesota Children's Museum in 2012. Not surprisingly, White's closing comment implies that while play is under siege, we must not forget that it is play that sets the stage for a strong foundation. #play #teaching #learning #DAP #theorists

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What is Toyification?
2013

Do boring tasks become more playful when toyified?  #play #toys

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Setting up a Process-Oriented Classroom: Learning from the Journey in a "Yes-Environment"
2017

Getting closer to YES!  #teaching #learning #art #creativity #play

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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 can't be a toy?
2018

Is a toy ever not a toy? What makes something a toy?  Once a toy, can it lose it's "toy" status?  #play #toys

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Why kids deserve a preschool that lets them play
2017

A push-down curriculum isn’t helping kids to get ahead, it’s simply ignoring the critical role of the foundation. #play #DAP #parenting #pushdown #teaching #learning

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In The News: It All Takes Time! Developing Essential Lifelong Skills Through Play
2021

In 2021 Rhonda Johnson from Community Playthings published highlights from my Being Child Centered Book in their email newsletter, Community Playthings Connect. Needless to say, I was beyond surprised and very honored! #play #teaching #learning #inthenews

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