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Associative Play

This is when children play together with similar toys or materials but without organization, direction, or goals. An example of Associative Play would be a

Association For Play Therapy

The mission of APT is to promote the value of play, play therapy, and credentialed play therapists. This is accomplished by advancing the psychosocial development and mental health of all people through play.

Authority Bias 

Authority Bias is “the tendency to attribute greater weight and accuracy to the opinion of an authority figure. This happens whether we believe what they

Attribution Bias

Attribution Bias is a cognitive bias referring “to the systematic errors that a person makes when they try to find reasons for their own behaviors


An Axon is a long, threadlike, appendage of a nerve cell that carries impulses away from the cell body to other cells. Axons connect via

Alliance For Childhood

The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.

American Academy Of Pediatrics

The American Academy Of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 66​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​

Attentional Bias

Attentional Bias is “the tendency to pay attention to some things while simultaneously ignoring others. This impacts not only the things that we perceive in

Autobiographical Memory

Autobiographical Memory contains information you have about yourself. It includes several domains: “self-description (the source of a large part of your sense of identity), containing


A psychological bond between adult and child. It is believed that secure bonding leads to psychological well being and resistance life’s stresses. This is a


Assessment, in early learning, covers two areas. First, the assessment of children and their development. This is the “process of documenting, usually in measurable terms,


The Amygdala is part of the limbic system always alert to threats. According to The Brain Made Simple website, “When you think of the amygdala,

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