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Not Just Cute, the Podcast: Intentional Whole Child Development for Parents and Teachers of Young Children

May 23, 2023

Malia Hollowell is the author of The Science of Reading in Action and the creator of the site Playdough to Plato.  She’s a National Board Certified educator who’s helping to put the science of reading into action with playful, hands on experiences.  Her book, website, and Instagram are full of fantastic examples...

Jul 29, 2021

I had a great conversation recently with my friend, Rae Pica, about how and why we should get parents on board with play-based, developmentally appropriate education.

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Jun 24, 2021

You may be familiar with Sally Haughey’s amazing work through Fairy Dust Teaching, a site committed to respecting the whole child, community, play, and education as a living, breathing art form.

She began the site in 2010, as a place to collect and share her own thoughts as an early childhood educator.  In the eleven...

Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Borba's newest book, THRIVERS: The Surprising Reason Why Some Kids Struggle While Others Shinecombines scientific studies, input from dozens of researchers/experts focusing on resilience, and interviews with more than 100 young people from all walks of life.  Through all of that research, Dr. Borba found...

Mar 10, 2021

One year ago, Allison McDonald was teaching preschool in the state of Washington and writing her popular blog, No Time for Flash Cards.  Like many other teachers, her class was suddenly canceled when the pandemic hit and the world shut down.  After the initial shock, her school began talking about how they could safely...