Article Archive

Some great articles - curated for you by the director and staff.

8 Ways a Child's Anxiety Shows Up as Something Else

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...

 

Preschool Peer Relationships

 This great article from Child Development Consultants offers many "Tips to Facilitate Socialization and Play”

Sensory 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.

Doctor’s orders: Let children just play

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...

 

May, 2018

Two articles from The Washington Post:

Perspective

It’s time to land that helicopter.

Hovering isn’t helping your kids.
 

Perspective

Barnard's president on how to develop STEM-confident girls at home.

 

April, 2018

WHY IS BLOCK PLAY IMPORTANT?

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. 

 

HOW TO HELP YOUNG CHILDREN (TODDLERS) DEVELOP EMPATHY

So important for all of us! 

 

February & March, 2018

NYT article on the evolution of playground curriculum

Why are Scissor Skills So Important?

    

When and how to say goodbye to a child’s pacifier habit? 
 

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.

January, 2018

New Books in our lending library...

December, 2017

Your December reading list...

How to Raise Generous Kids

New Books in our lending library...

October, 2017

Halloween

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!

https://preschoolinspirations.com/monster-books-for-kids/

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.

https://www.childtrends.org/year-round-outdoor-play-can-boost-kids-performance-school/

 

September, 2017

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