what-do-to-about-the-babies No one knows more or feels more than our beloved Dr. Josh Sparrow. He wrote this for Perspectives in Mental Health in Summer 2014. Sadly, we need it still. This Holiday Season lets do more than make resolutions. Let’s actually do something to make a difference. Thank you Dr. Josh.
The Red Door Blog
For reasons still unclear to me, what was once considered essential is now barely considered. For decades we have known the importance of learning handwriting at an early age and in an effort to support our children and because there is just not enough time in the preschool day of play to properly teach handwriting we have offered […]
Pope Francis awards the Global Teacher Prize to a teacher who fights trauma with play. ‘Not test score results, emotional results’ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/world/middleeast/a-palestinian-teachers-methods-earn-the-attention-of-more-than-her-class.html?login=email And so she works to calm them down — and she does so by playing games with them. She puts on a clown’s wig and employs hand puppets, and she draws the […]
Here is the video from the parent party. Enjoy!
…Sharing Tips from Sleepy Planet… Thank you, Sleepy Planet….. Spring Ahead Without Falling Behind on Sleep Daylight Savings this Sunday, March 13 Before bed, turn clocks ahead 1 hour. If your child normally sleeps till 6:30 AM, the next morning she will likely sleep till 7:30 AM. Her entire schedule – naps and bedtime – […]
Its that time of year, when decisions are made about which preschool to choose and when to send preschoolers to kindergarten. What we have known for a very long time is being proven over and over and over again. Research has shown the importance of PLAY BASED preschools and that WAITING A THIRD YEAR […]
This was sent to me by a graduating Mommy, who has been in weekly/monthly Mommy Group for years and years. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/in-defense-of-the-mom-group_b_9319642.html 10th Street Preschool Mommy Group Monthly – Monday evenings at 6pm. Our groups are open to all Mommies and Grandmommies in our community. We do not exclude women who are not enrolled in 10th […]
“Those things you learn without joy you will forget easily.” Please read this article and follow the links . This is what I give thanks for. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/the-joyful-illiterate-kindergartners-of-finland/408325/
“Work is increasingly like preschool. Sharing and neotiating matter. Preschool classrooms look a lot like the modern work work. Work, meanwhile, has become more like preschool”. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/18/upshot/how-the-modern-workplace-has-become-more-like-preschool.html?_r=0 To those of you who attend our yearly mandatory Kindergarten Bound meeting and participate in the marshmallow test while listening to James Heckman, the Nobel Prize winning economist, […]
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/opinion/the-myth-of-the-autistic-shooter.html?_r=0 I am going to ignore all warnings to not jump into the political ring. This is not about politics. This is about human beings. As a community role model, educator, and parent I can not stand still. I am, after all, the boss of my body and this is exactly what we […]