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Ways to play

In the previous article I talked about why play is important for young children and that in certain society and culture, children don’t get enough play these days. 396 more words


Common Core and DAP: Seeking clarity

Kyle Snow, Ph.D, Director, Center for Applied Research, National Association for the Education of Young Children, discusses Common Core State Standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practice. 472 more words


A lesson from baby turtles: interrupting and listening

I apologize for not posting the past few weeks, a lot has happened! I went on vacation, got an apartment and got engaged! Very exciting stuff and I’m feeling overwhelmed with blessings. 304 more words

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All aboard the early learning caravan!

This week at the Carrot Ranch Charli Mills described a century old schoolhouse which adjoins her property. She is hoping that someone will buy it and make it a meeting place for the community, recognising the role it had to play in the education of generations past as well as its contribution to the history of the area. 857 more words


Newspaper Search

Now that many of the Dinosaurs are easily reading sight words and are using a proper three-point grip on writing utensils, a word search might be a great activity for your child at home. 52 more words

Things pop up.

Sometimes when I’m reading teacher questions about inquiry, I come across something along the lines of: “I don’t get it, the kids were really interested in subject X and now they’re not.  485 more words

We are all teachers and learners

This response on literacy standards, conversation, and the Common Core State Standards is from Sharon Ritchie, Ed.D., Senior Scientist, FPG Child Development Institute-UNC CH.

I am a strong supporter of the Common Core. 588 more words

Early Childhood