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Shakin Bones

January 7, 2020

Shakin Bones Time…There are many types of surveys, questionnaires, documents, that attempt to help people in the field of early childhood operate a quality program.  It is not in these resources that make quality it is in the actions towards PLAY.  Quality is not in how many “stars” you have earned, or in a “certificat...

December 11, 2019

Shakin Bones Time…There is so much “crap” out there for a young
child that is being promoted as appropriate gifts. Many are high tech,
battery operated, and frequently don’t last very long. My measurement
for a good “gift” is that it is real, authentic and hooked to an emotion.
Here are some examples of gifts that fit...

September 1, 2019

Shakin Bones Time…. Loose Parts Play is not a new thing, it has been around forever.  All of a sudden Loose Parts Play has taken on a new “status”.  People are debating over its definition, what can and cannot be classified as Loose Parts, and creating environments that can be certified as a Loose Parts Centers.  What...

March 9, 2019

Shakin Bones Time…so many people say to me, “I believe in Play”, but when I visit their programs it is not something that I see practiced.  One of Peter Gray’s definition's of play is, “Self-Chosen, Self-Directed, and Players are free to quit”. What is Self-Chosen? Do children have to attend circle time? Do children ha...

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