Simply put, phonological awareness is the ability to recognize, identify, and manipulate the basic sound structures that make up words. These structures are syllables, onsets and rimes, and phonemes.
Plangry is a term of art describing play anger. In Plangry play, players pretend to express anger and related strong emotions. This play attempts masking Play Face with I Want To Eat You Face. Such play may seem very real to an observer since much of the activity revolves around recreating the body language, facial expressions, language, and tone of real anger.
Plop refers to the practice of introducing new materials into an early learning environment by simply placing them in the space for children to discover. This practice is based on the understanding that children are natural explorers drawn to novelty in their environments.
Piniculum is a sarcastic term used to describe early learning curriculum comprised of stuff a teacher saw on Pinterest and thought was cute. A piniculum fails to take the interests of the children into account and tends to focus more on finished products than process. Piniculum activities often have very little relevance to the children … Continue reading Piniculum
Part-Time Child Care refers to child care that is available for a limited number of days or hours in a given week. There does not seem to be a clear dividing line between Part-Time and Full-Time Child Care. Some programs consider anything less than 40 hours a week to be Part-Time, while others define Part-Time as anything … Continue reading Part-Time Child Care
Part-Year Child Care refers to child care programs that do not operate year round. For example, such a program may only operate during the school year or during school breaks.
The Playwork Foundation is a new organization to promote the value of playwork, support playworkers and advocate for children’s play.
Procedural Memory is a "part of the long-term memory that is responsible for knowing how to do things, also known as motor skills. As the name implies, procedural memory stores information on how to perform certain procedures, such as walking, talking and riding a bike. Delving into something in your procedural memory does not involve … Continue reading Procedural Memory
Play Face is a term used to describe an often-seen expression on the faces of humans and other mammals engaged in play. Children exhibiting Play Face tend to have wide open and alert eyes, a friendly and inviting expression, and the glimmer of a smile. Play Face signals an openness to continued engagement and comfort … Continue reading Play Face