Some great articles - curated for you by the director and staff.
Icebergs are deceiving because what you see on the surface is usually only a small fraction of what lies below. Observing the behavior of an anxious child is sometimes like looking at the tip of an iceberg: underlying the anxious behavior are layers of emotions and experiences...
This great article from Child Development Consultants offers many "Tips to Facilitate Socialization and Play”
Understanding the importance of sensory play can help you open doors for your child’s development, cognition, and behaviour. There are some impressive benefits for something that seems simple.
Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free...
Unit blocks are a staple of all early ed classrooms because they are such an important tool for building foundational skills not only in math and engineering, but in imaginary play, patterning, and problem solving.
So important for all of us!
February & March, 2018
NYT article on the evolution of playground curriculum
How to make eye contact with adults and peers…how to get children started in the first year of life and why it’s important to begin early.
New Books in our lending library...
With Halloween fast approaching, our students are talking about scary things and scary decorations and monsters! This article provides a list and descriptions of some great books dealing with the subject of monsters...and maybe how they can be more fun than scary!
Heading into Fall
As the weather cools down and we start to prepare for the colder months, this articles makes some interesting points about year-round outdoor play.