When Bad Things Happen
November 20, 2015
Trying to figure out what to say to children about recent traumatic events? “These can be complicated, tough conversations to have, but they’re essential,” says psychologist Richard Weissbourd, a senior lecturer at HGSE and HKS and co-director of the Making Caring Common project. Read the article "When Bad Things Happen" by Mary Tamer for tips on talking to kids about the unthinkable and inevitable events in life. Credit: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Usable Knowledge. Visit their website at gse.harvard.edu/uk
November 11, 2015
A snow day is a great time to get outside and explore nature. Nancy Rosenow encourages early childhood educators to help children see the wonders of the natural world. (Exchange 2011) When it’s snowing, help children wonder about snow!
A need for nature
November 10, 2015
Children and adults have an innate connection with nature. The fresh air, the rustle of the leaves, and the warmth of the sun are energizing and inspiring. Besides development of happier and healthier individuals, there are multiple other benefits to taking a step outside. Then why do families spend so many hours indoors?
Why learn about child development?
October 7, 2015
A solid understanding of milestones and developmental pathways across each domain of children’s development can benefit child care providers in several ways.