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Thank You SECA

We had a great time presenting at SECA (Southern Early Childhood Conference) today in Savannah, Georgia.

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We’re Going to Savannah in 2011!

Southern Early Childhood Association just told us that we’ll be heading to Savannah, Georgia in January of 2010 to present at their conference: Moving and Playing, Keeping Southern Children Healthy and Happy. Preschool Players:  Honoring Creative, Dramatic Choices in the … Continue reading

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naeyc fun

On Thursday, as promised, we presented a small portion of our pedagogy at naeyc.  A very small portion.  With only an hour and with so much potential material, it was really hard to figure out what to include.  We ended … Continue reading

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Saying “yes” in life

On Thursday, we are presenting a workshop called “Saying ‘yes!’ to physical and vocal expression with your preschoolers.”  No one told us we’d be practicing saying “yes” to all our mistakes before we even got there. SerahRose left the cord … Continue reading

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Process & Content Evaluated

In the world of early childhood, science is presented to children as both process and content.*  Process skills are seen as how children learn, while content is what children learn.  Through experiences presented via a process methodology, children learn concrete … Continue reading

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Halloween and Blurring the Line Between Real and Pretend

What does Halloween have to do with children’s play, and PictureBook Plays?   As adults “take over” the American version of a holiday with origins in pagan rites and religious observances, how do we make sense of it for young children?  … Continue reading

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Visiting Boston Children’s Museum

I had the opportunity to do a quickie consult at Boston Children’s Museum last week.  We had a blast and covered a LOT in one very short hour. The Boston Children’s Museum (where I initially workshopped many of my ideas) … Continue reading

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Join Us at NAEYC this November!

We’ve just found out that we’re heading to the NAEYC annual conference this November to teach: PictureBook Plays: Saying ‘YES’ to physical and vocal theatrical expression with your preschoolers  If you’ve been aching for an in-person taste of what we … Continue reading

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Academic Benefits of Arts Learning

I discovered this easy-to-read article about the benefits of arts education, specifically, in early childhood education. Here’s a pertinent excerpt: A Harris Poll taken in 2005 measured American’s attitudes toward arts education and found that an astounding 93% agreed that … Continue reading

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Why PictureBook Plays?

This is a blog designed for several purposes: To gather & share theatre resources for the educators and parents of preschool children ages 2-5 years. To convince parents and educators that just as we include visual art and music in … Continue reading

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