Category Archives: Articles For Early Childhood Educators

Common Challenges, Varied Solutions

Earlier this spring, I had dinner with some new friends who, like my husband and me, are parents of a toddler. Between bites of guacamole, I briefly described the nature of our ongoing research at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center regarding children’s educational apps—and a common interest was ignited. We … 

Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids


When we think of apps for kids, we often think of games for either entertainment or learning. But apps aren’t limited to just games or books—apps can provide important social, emotional, and physical experiences too.  Continue reading Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids

Diversity: Brought to you by the letter E: Exposure & Empathy

Thanks to the wonderful Dr. Jessica Piotrowski on behalf of the Center for Research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media in Amsterdam as well as Northwestern’s Center for Media & Human Development and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, I was fortunate to be part of a preconference of the International … 

Free Downloadable Summer Games

 



Can you believe we only have two more months of Summer?  Where has the time gone?  Soon, we will be getting ready for the Fall.

To help you celebrate Summer, we have uploaded four games that you can print out and use in your classroom or at home.   Continue reading Free Downloadable Summer Games

Dance in the Rain

 


Twelve years ago, I was well on my way to teaching early childhood education full-time in a college or university setting. Then…the storm came.

I started to be short of breath all the time. My legs swelled so much that my skin cracked and water leaked out. Over the period of three months, I went to several different cardiologists and left without any answers. Continue reading Dance in the Rain