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A conversation on ableism

While playing dolls with Little Light (4) this weekend I noticed a few themes in colorism and ableism. We were practicing braiding their hair when she opted for the dark skinned doll in place of her usual favorite, “light brown baby” that she’s preferred for a few months. 577 more words

Early Childhood

More Bunnies, Mother's Day and Simchat Torah

We continued learning about bunnies, taking care of Thirsty, and doing bunny themed activities. We used our concentration, fine motor and shape recognition skills to paint pictures of Thirsty. 550 more words

Early Childhood

Bootstraps No More: Why We Need to Teach Our Children Interdependence

“It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. You need to rely on yourself.” These words, spoken to me after I was excluded from a middle school party, were a resounding theme of my early years. 1,012 more words

Guest Writer Series

International Book Club

Featuring books in the library from all over the world is important, and it’s imperative to do it all the time, not just on certain holidays. 171 more words

Bibliotherapy

Leading NGO calls for new thinking on play safety around the world

Playgrounds have for decades been shaped by a zero risk mindset, with, any injury seen as a sign of failure. But things are changing, in what the New York Times recently… 1,229 more words

Outdoor Play

"The Ants Go Marching" with Rhythm Sticks

Rhythm sticks are some of my favourite musical instruments for the classroom, and here are some of the reasons why:

  • They are readily available and relatively inexpensive…
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Early Childhood