State law sets a school starting age. For most, that’s six or seven. In two states, it’s even age eight. When a child starts, she (more…)
Joey wants to talk about how children use their bodies to support symbolic thinking as they create their worlds through play. Early childhood classrooms are full of crawling cats, roaring dragons, and zooming race cars. How does children's play change as they move from concrete to abstract thinking? Why does the need for embodiment go … Continue reading TWTBIM_0127 Embodiment
We talk loose part art. Thanks for listening! Like the show? Consider supporting our work by becoming a Patron, shopping our Amazon Link, or sharing it with someone who might enjoy it. You can leave a comment or ask a question here. Click the links for more Jeff or Lisa. For a small fee we … Continue reading CCBAG_0580 Loose Parts Art?
...early-years researcher Penny Holland argues that for younger children play fighting, gun play and roughand-tumble play are neither atavistic displays of animal aggression nor mindless (more…)
The child is not an empty being who owes whatever he knows to us who have filled him up with it. No, the child is (more…)
We're joined by Amy Rudawsky from the School For Young Children to talk about her program and new podcast. Thanks for listening! Like the show? Consider supporting our work by becoming a Patron, shopping our Amazon Link, or sharing it with someone who might enjoy it. You can leave a comment or ask a question … Continue reading RR_0150 Time Out with Amy Rudawsky
...when was the last time you saw a seal balance a ball on his nose without a trainer standing there with a fish in the (more…)
Overview Here's a free download and print form designed to help early learning professionals collect information and better understand behaviors or situations. What's An ABC Event Sampling Record? This is an anecdotal observation form designed for observing a targeted behavior or situation (Kim's biting, Clive's meltdowns, Sam's hair pulling). With this form, you can record … Continue reading Forms | ABC Event Sampling Record