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

Jun 8, 2024

In episode 74, I introduced you to Michele Dineen-White, the creator of Play Smart Literacy in Chicago.  Play Smart Literacy is a truly mobile outreach program, meaning that rather than hoping parents can overcome the burden of traveling to a specific location to receive services, Play Smart Literacy goes out into the...

Jun 8, 2024

Michele Dinneen-White was working in an early education outreach program when she realized something.  The program wasn’t actually reaching out to the families who needed it most.  Those families were still required to find the time and the means to get their child to the center in order to receive services.  And for...

Mar 14, 2024

Most people associate the library with silence.  But what if we associated it with play?  

In this episode, I’m talking with Tammie Benham, Youth Services Consultant for the Southeast Kansas Library System. Tammie believes that where libraries, children, and families intersect, magic is possible.  And she’s set out...

Feb 29, 2024

We started this series with the overall argument for why play is essential for human development.  The next three episodes dug deep into three main themes: Why we need play for mental health and wellness, for brain development and real learning, and for soft skill development.  Then, we shifted to several...

Feb 27, 2024

What does fingerpainting have to do with the Space Race?  In this episode, we're talking about art and creative play and their role in learning, thinking, and innovating.

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