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From the Inside be Outside: Nature and Spiritual Development in the Early Years

From the Inside be Outside: Nature and Spiritual Development in the Early Years

By: Diane Kashin, Ed. D, RECE. When I taught introductory early childhood education courses, I presented developmental domains by raising my hand. One by one, I would count down the big five, cogni…

The Development of Movement - Stages - The Pikler Collection

The Development of Movement - Stages

The Development of Movement - Stages By Dr Emmi Pikler An excerpt PEACEFUL BABIES – CONTENTED MOTHERS (published in 1940), taken from the Sensory Awareness Foundation publication BULLETIN (Number...

The Importance of Dramatic Play: Why it Shouldn’t be Taken for Granted

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. Dramatic play is one of the most important forms of play (Smilansky & Shefatya, 1990). Children enjoy and will do it spontaneously. It supports them in combining t…

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From STEM to STEAM to STREAM in ECE

Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. The profession of early learning is full of acronyms! When my ECE friends and I get together anyone listening to us might think we are speaking another language. It is the…

Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Social Work, Dietitian & Academic Specialists (tutoring).
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W-Sitting Infographic - North Shore Pediatric Therapy

Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Social Work, Dietitian & Academic Specialists (tutoring).

Dr. John Bowlby, founder of Attachment Theory, explains how the mother/father/child relationship forms the foundation for all intimate, complex relationships in our lives. This is a Lifespan Learning Institute video.
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John Bowlby Attachment and Loss

Dr. John Bowlby, founder of Attachment Theory, explains how the mother/father/child relationship forms the foundation for all intimate, complex relationships...

Developmental Milestones: Social Behaviors
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Remembering Developmental Milestones

Ahh....Its been a while since I last wrote in my blogs.Its not that I don’t have the time… its just that there is a lot of ups and down to t...

Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books - UQ News - The University of Queensland, Australia
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Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books

Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research.

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know Babies Can Do Before They Turn 12 Months Old

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know Babies Can Do Before They Turn 12 Months Old

Think your baby doesn't understand physics or statistics? Think again.

Step Away from the Photocopier: Learning through Play #nomoreworksheets | Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research
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Step Away from the Photocopier: Learning through Play #nomoreworksheets

By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. The worksheet debate rages on! Even with research and alternatives that are play-based and hands-on, their use is still being defended. The fact is worksheets are not …

Desire to learn and effective experimentation characterize the whole child approach, requiring a whole culture to extend these conditions into schooling and adult life.
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Whole Child Development Is Undervalued

Desire to learn and effective experimentation characterize the whole child approach, requiring a whole culture to extend these conditions into schooling and adult life.

“When we make a child share, it is not sharing. This is a difficult concept for most of us, and yet I have found that when I have given the children a choice to share or not to share , with no repercussions, their inner-directed responses tend to be far more generous and giving.” -Magda Gerber
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Sharing- the RIE way

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A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. This list of difficulties is not exhaustive but is a flavour of some of the issues that can affect students with Attachment disorder.

Attachment Disorder Mind Map

A Mind Map, created in PowerPoint, that works as a poster or as a mini presentation that could be used as part of staff training or to build awareness. This list of difficulties is not exhaustive but is a flavour of some of the issues that can affect students with Attachment disorder.

4 ways executive functioning issues can affect your child's social life
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A Day in the Life of a Child With Executive Functioning Issues

4 ways executive functioning issues can affect your child's social life

Ages & stages free pages (physical, mental, emotional, and social development from ages 1 mo to 11 years old).
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Parenting | Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Sciences

Programs Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 Powerful Tools for Caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs Raising School Ready Readers The Science of Parenting Resource

Teaching Strategies mini-poster "Objectives for Development & Learning" Standard 3 Knowledge of Standards and Assessments. (3.4 Assess,compare, and contrast the effects fo various teaching strategies on individual student performance relative to content standards)
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Teaching Strategies: Educational Curriculum and Assessment for Children - Teaching Strategies

Professional development for early childhood educators. Expert trainers: English-language learning, children with disabilities, family child care, early literacy, and assessment