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Handout | Dramatic Play World Building Cycle

There is a dramatic play world building cycle that children repeat during their play. As part of this cycle, they create, organize, and explore imaginary worlds based on their personal interests, knowledge, and experience.

Handout | Mere-Exposure Effect

The Mere-Exposure Effect, also known as the Familiarity Principle, refers to the robust and reliable research finding that individuals tend to develop a preference for things simply based on repeated exposure and familiarity.

Handout | The 6 Classic Simple Machines

A simple machine is a tool used to modify motion and force in order to simplify work. It turns out these 6 classic simple machines are common in the lives of young children and can be used to promote STEM play as well as other development and learning.

Handout | The SMART Objective Criteria

This free downloadable PDF looks at the SMART Objective Criteria–it provides a helpful framework for setting personal or organizational objectives. Whether you’re trying to eat healthier or create a more play-friendly early learning setting, this mnemonic acronym can help you create and achieve your objective.

Handout | John Bowlby’s 4 Phases Of Attachment Development

This free downloadable PDF looks at the 4 phases of the development of attachment as described by John Bowlby. He described attachment as a, “lasting psychological connectedness between human beings” –believing early child-caregiver bonds had a powerful impact and continued throughout life.

Handout | Early Learning Physical Risk Rating Matrix

This free downloadable PDF physical risk rating matrix is intended to help early learning professionals assess the riskiness of play activities or environments in order to create play settings that balance safety and reasonable risk taking. Use this matrix when conducting benefit/risk assessments and other early learning planning.

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