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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...

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...

November 30, 2018

Shakin Bones Time…I have been in the field of Early Childhood for over 36 years.  Each year I have attempted to get people in the field to stop doing “Teacher Crap” with children.  It still has not happened so therefore my annual “Teacher Crap” Holiday Rant.  If you believe that Process is more important than Product;...

September 3, 2018

SHAKIN BONES TIME – a major study by the National
Children’s Bureau found that 50% of all children have been
stopped from climbing trees, 21% have been banned from
running on the playground and 17% have been told they
cannot take part in games of tag or chase. I am very scared that
PLAY is on the Extinction List….
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