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Shakin Bones

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...

July 30, 2019

Shakin Bones Time… David Elkind has written, “Teachers have been reported to spend 71% of the day teaching information that is not relevant.”  What the Hell? That means that children are in settings, where adults waste almost three fourths of the children’s day. 

What’s not relevant?

  • Stop the Calendar, unless yo...

July 7, 2019

Shakin Bones Time…the other day I visited a program and the teacher said, “Don’t forget boys and girls to use your “inside voices”.  What the Hell is an “inside voice”?  Can you imagine going to a restaurant and asking the host, “Could I have a table that I can use my “inside voice”?  Young children often choose to be...

April 17, 2019

Shakin Bones Time…”Stop Running, you’ll get hurt” “Use your inside voice” “We Don’t Hit Our Friends” are statements I often hear in early childhood settings I visit.  Where did these ideas come from?  Do they really support what children need and want?  My presentation recently at MiAEYC invited people to look at vario...

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