Small World Play | Feeling Powerful

This video (originally a Facebook Live broadcast) digs into Small World Play. Such play is full of learning opportunities--one of the biggest is the opportunity to play at being powerful. At being The Decider. It's a great chance for kids to practice making decisions, have dominion over outcomes, and struggle with Life and Death situations … Continue reading Small World Play | Feeling Powerful

Self-Regulation and Pretend Play Link to Learning in Young Children

The study of early childhood education has produced some extraordinary findings as of late. Many tenets of early childhood that we previously just knew or had a gut-level feeling for, now have research to confirm these beliefs. For example, I have fond memories of my mother reading to me. When I asked my mother how … Continue reading Self-Regulation and Pretend Play Link to Learning in Young Children