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Development Milestones for Toddlers

A running joke around the Best Practices office involves me teaching daycare providers about, well … anything.  You see, due to my years of elementary school experience, my knowledge of the development of children younger than PreK age is a

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Three Professional Books About Play

Free play has gained a lot of attention lately.  I’ve read about it in several places (here, here, here, here, and here).  Documentary films have been made about it, the CDC has called attention to its health benefits, and psychologists

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Supporting Children’s Science Learning

NAEYC Families recently posted 10 Tips to Support Children’s Science Learning, and these tips fit nicely with the work teachers do in Georgia PreK classrooms.  Two of their tips… Invite curiosity.  Science learning begins with curiosity. Observations and questions can

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Cardboard Boxes and Early Learning

When I was about five years old, the refrigerator in our kitchen stopped working.  That avocado colored homage to 1970s kitsch had to be replaced.  My parents loaded us up in the station wagon, and off we went to Sears

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The Learning Station – A Great Place for Music

Much of the music we use during Best Practices trainings with Georgia PreK teachers can be found at The Learning Station. At their website, you can shop for CDs, register for conferences, read their blog, and download handouts and activities.

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