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November 26, 2014 Andrea McDougall

Wait Time

During a recent parent eduction session (Strategies for Approaching Scary Stories and Hard News) Andrea talked about how when she poses questions and prompts during a story or book reading session, she is posing these to the children rather than the adults. We (adults) will often jump in to respond to these, even though though [...]

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November 16, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

What children will actually do…dramatic play

“We’re cooking the babies!” they shouted gleefully. They were jumping up and down around a pretend campfire of dried and crumpled leaves. All the outdoor baby dolls were piled on top. This was from before I had access to a digital camera and the luxury of documenting the children’s play like we do now. Without [...]

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November 9, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

This is what children will actually do…

“What happened?” The children suddenly stopped short when they ran outside to play and found the loose parts platform they have been using as a pirate ship-dragon lair-princess castle dismantled. The planks were lined up 1-2-3 along the ground.

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