May 24, 2022
Rethinking clean-up time as a chance for play, purpose, meaningful work and community building.
May 17, 2022
Ross encourages us to lean in to the poop jokes, fart noises, and potty talk that young children find so enthralling. It's not just a case of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." As children work to master their bodies and the realm of social interactions, talk of bodily functions can be an essential part of...
May 10, 2022
Tom invites discussion of the anti-phobic powers of children's risky play. Spoiler alert: adults--and their fears--often get in the way, but there is hope that we can rise above our own phobias and create the conditions for mastery. (Tom was inspired by the article, "Children's Risky Play from an...
May 3, 2022
Ross is inspired by a model of intergenerational care. He invites the group to explore the benefits and beauty of this "mixed age" approach.
Apr 26, 2022
Every child deserves a chance to be challenged. When planning environments for young children's play, how do we create the conditions that can provide challenges for all abilities?