IPA Playrights Magazine and Play in Crisis for Parents and Carers

  The International Play Association has just published the Play in Crisis for Educators and Carers.  This resource demonstrates how important play is in children’s’ lives and provides strategies for how to infuse play throughout the child’s day and tips for responding to children’s play. You can find the resource at https://ipaworld.org/resources/for-parents-and-carers-play-in-crisis/#:~:text=There%20is%20a%20heightened%20need,for%20Parents%20and%20Carers%20resources.&text= During%20times%20of%20crisis%2C%20play,sense%20of%20normality%20and%20joy. Additionally, in…

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Kids need breaks during virtual school according to The Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia

In an article released on August 25th in the Philadelphia Inquirer, doctors shared tips for making decisions around school.  The link to the article is here. https://www.inquirer.com/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-school-year-tips-virtual-learning-chop-20200825.html Toward the end of the article, the doctors discussed the importance of a establishing a consistent routine and ensuring kids have frequent breaks throughout the day.  IPA USA…

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Books for young children on treating one another fairly

Recommended by Deb Lawrence, the following books by Free Spirit Press. Available from Free Spirit Press or Amazon.com Jamie and Bubbie by Afsaneh Moradian and Maria Bogade, $12.99. Jamie teaches respectful use of personal pronouns in this lighthearted, multigenerational story. Lulu and the Hunger Monster. By Erik Talkin and Sheryl Murray. $14.99. Lulu’s story personalizes…

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Parenting – Overcoming Racial bias: Acknowledge it

Children are always watching and listening, but since protests for racial justice have spread across the globe, they’re witnessing, absorbing and internalizing possibly more than anyone knows. A recent statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics says pediatricians states they are “deeply concerned about the effects of racism on children. Even vicarious racism — secondhand…

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