A Few Notes about Music and Babies

A Few Notes about Music and Babies

What is it about the simple act of singing that is so engaging to babies? We know that singing songs and lullabies creates a playful, comforting, or gentle tone that is important for bonding and attachment between babies and their parents or caregivers. It sets the stage for babies to be receptive to language and literacy learning.
 

From Borders to Thresholds for Learning

From Borders to Thresholds for Learning

Borders to Thresholds: What if, in my role as educator, I was able to transform borders (places where there are big transitions or barriers) into thresholds? How could shifting my thinking from borders to thresholds impact my work with young children?
 

The Power of Stories

The Power of Stories

The power of stories. Most parents and educators are motivated to share books with children. But perhaps we need to ask ourselves why we believe sharing stories with children is important? Read this article about “teaching stories” and watch the video interview with Susan Josephs at Hoopoe Books.