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CCBAG_0608 A Refreshing Change For Jeff
Jeff's not making toys any more but that's going to lead to more time for other early learning related projects. We discuss this transition. 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 … Continue reading CCBAG_0608 A Refreshing Change For Jeff →
It’s OK To Go Up The Slide | Quote 02586
Life has never been safer for children. We’re past the era of open fireplaces in children’s bedrooms. We’ve instituted child labor laws to keep kids out of dangerous farm work and factories. We’ve produced modern medicine to protect them from childhood disease. The real-life risks are vanishing.
Evolutionary Playwork | Quote 02585
To be and become well-adjusted and skilled human beings, children are driven to explore and experiment. This drive is not only directed at the physical environment and at the non-human species that also live there, it is also directed at any other children.
RR_0162 Picture Books With Authors Heidi Sheffield And Leslie Helakoski
In this episode, picture book authors Heidi Sheffield And Leslie Helakoski join us to talk about their work. 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. … Continue reading RR_0162 Picture Books With Authors Heidi Sheffield And Leslie Helakoski →
The School And Society | Quote 02584
Some few years ago I was looking about the school supply stores in the city, trying to find desks and chairs which seemed thoroughly suitable from all points of view—artistic, hygienic, and educational—to the needs of the children. We had a good deal of difficulty in finding what we needed, and finally one dealer, more intelligent than the rest, made this remark: "I am afraid we have not what you want. You want something at which the children may work; these are all for listening." That tells the story of the traditional education.
Balanced And Barefoot | Quote 02583
Fine motor strength is needed to complete many of our daily tasks, such as zipping up pants, turning a key to open a lock, holding on to the monkey bars, opening up packages, cutting with scissors, and so on. Children who have trouble with fine motor strength will have trouble doing all the above-mentioned skills.
CCBAG_0607 Direct Instruction Revisited
In this episode we take another look at direct instruction and how it can be a valuable tool in the right situation. 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 … Continue reading CCBAG_0607 Direct Instruction Revisited →
Embracing Rough-and-Tumble Play | Quote 02582
This idea of roughhousing as body awareness also gives me deeper appreciation for what the children are doing when they are playing rough. Children learn to decode nonverbal cues and develop and maintain friendships and even take care of one another when they roughhouse (Carlson 2011a; Carlson 2011b). Children are simultaneously developing body awareness and control of the expression of their emotions.
Book Recommendation | The Absorbent Mind: A Classic in Education and Child Development for Educators and Parents
Author Maria Montessori Description Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental stage: the first six years. A new foreword by John Chattin-McNichols, Ph.D., President of the American … Continue reading Book Recommendation | The Absorbent Mind: A Classic in Education and Child Development for Educators and Parents →
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