The Play Coach

Emma Tempest

The Play Coach

Emma is a motivational speaker and educational consultant. Contact Emma about her services.

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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
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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.
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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
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So, you move into a new position and inherit an existing program--how do you handle it? We dig into the topic in this episode. 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
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Carrie Rose challenges us to rethink our practices in relation to programming and planning, to put critical reflection and deep thinking at the heart of our observation and documentation. Thanks for listening! Like the show? Consider supporting our work by becoming a Patron, shopping our Amazon Link, or sharing it
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In this episode we start a 5 episode dive into the Vestibular System. 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.
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Who benefits from having all the children do all the same thing at all the same time? Anyone? 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
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In this episode Amanda gets ready for her date and heads off with Clint while Becky and Clare break in to the evil dentist's houseboat. 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
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Mike wants to take a closer look at the distinction between gross motor and fine motor skills.  Can they be considered in isolation or are they intertwined?  Are fine motor skills given preferential treatment in our educational system while we overlook gross motor skills?  Is there "push down" of expectations
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Andrew is back to talk risk, danger, and hazard. 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
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