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A  Response  to  the  NY Times  Opinion  Piece  on  Play

By Laura Flores Shaw on May 19, 2015 http://www.whitepaperpress.us/a-response-to-the-ny-times-opinion-piece-on-play/ A recent opinion piece in the New York Times discussed the move towards replacing play in early childhood educational settings with didactic instruction. The author, David Kohn, a Baltimore science writer, provides research evidence showing this move is not only developmentally inappropriate, it doesn’t even lead to increased academic achievement.…

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How to praise your child the Montessori way

http://www.my-organized-chaos.com/how-to-praise-your-child-the-montessori-way/ How To Praise Your Child The Montessori Way There have been a lot of reports floating around the interwebs recently about how damaging it is to our kids and society when children are over praised. The Montessori way of praising is done in a way to build self esteem. Rather than “great job” or…

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Why do you have to tell them five times?

http://www.ahaparenting.com/blog/Obedience_Why_Do_You_Have_To_Tell_Them_Five_Times “In one fairly typical encounter, a father asked his eight-year-old son five times to please go take a bath or a shower. After the fifth plea went unheeded, the father picked the boy up and carried him into the bathroom. A few minutes later, the kid, still unwashed, wandered into another room to play…

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Carnevale

Italian Studies Students have learned about Carnevale in Italy. They were shown photos of the Carnevale in Italy and especially in the beautiful city of Venice, which I took when I went back home. They know some of the cultural significance that this celebration has in Italy, such as some of the typical characters (Arlecchino,…

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Tips for Readers and Reading at Home

Tips for Readers and Reading at Home: Look at the pictures – Children need time to take in and enjoy the illustrations Ask “what do you think the story might be about?” (story prediction) Talk about the title, pictures, etc – give plenty of time to look at pictures – allow them to focus on…

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