Reading at five: why?  A great article on reading and developmentally appropriate practice!

Kindergarten and preschool education in the U. have changed radically since the when I began teaching young children. The play-based, experiential programs of the past are rarely seen in kinde

We work so hard to keep kids safe, but could it backfire?  Here's a look at why avoiding the dangers and risks of play may actually cause more damage than it prevents.  Is There Danger in Play or More in Its Absence? via Not Just Cute

Interesting article~~ We do so much to keep our kids safe, even to the point of restricting and curbing some of their play. But are we doing more harm than good?

The Overprotected Kid

The Overprotected Kid

The Overprotected Kid / Hanna Rosin / April 2014 / A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.

Pedagogical Documentation

Pedagogical Documentation: Why? When? Who? What? Where? How?

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. As someone who has been asked often to teach pedagogical documentation to students and professionals, I grapple with the process and all it entails. It is difficult to…

Teacher Tom: Safe Enough

Teacher Tom: Safe Enough - adults overestimate danger; kids learn their limitations through "safety play". This would be great use for our left over fence boards!

Janet Lansbury - encouraging outside play

The tooth fairy doesn't have an easy job, but wouldn't your kids love to make her trip easier? Here's how to make a fairy house.

Teacher Tom: But What About Discipline?

Teacher Tom: But What About Discipline? We don't punish/discipline because obedience is not our goal when raising our children.

We All Need Algorithms

We All Need Algorithms