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 group of children playing with play dough at the same table, each working on their own project. Associative Play is one of the Stages of Play described by Mildred Parten … Continue reading Associative Play
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 is "the tendency to attribute greater weight and accuracy to the opinion of an authority figure. This happens whether we believe what they are doing or telling us is wrong. In short, we put our own person opinion on hold in lieu of theirs." Learn more below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXXnXE9aWuY
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 and motivations as well as the behaviors and motivations of others.” According to the Skeptic’s Dictionary, “We often have no idea about the situational factors that might influence another person … Continue reading Attribution Bias
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 a synapse to dendrites.
The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.
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 is “the tendency to pay attention to some things while simultaneously ignoring others. This impacts not only the things that we perceive in the environment, but the decisions that we make based upon our perceptions.” For example, a parent or early learning professional may pay attention to the fact that a toddler’s recently … Continue reading Attentional Bias
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 information such as:-whether or not you like ice-cream-what your favorite color is-what you think about a political partyemotional memory, which not only contains our memories of emotional experiences, but also … Continue reading Autobiographical Memory
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 topic researched by Harry Harlow. According to Solomon (2013), "Attachment or attachment theory refers to the developing connection between a baby and the significant other who cares for him— most … Continue reading Attachment
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, knowledge, skill, attitudes, and beliefs. It is a tool or method of obtaining information from tests or other sources about the achievement or abilities of individuals." The second area of … Continue reading Assessment
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, you should think of one word. Fear. The amygdala is the reason we are afraid of things outside our control. It also controls the way we react to certain stimuli, … Continue reading Amygdala