With all the attention on high tech these days, I was happily surprised by a low-tech moment I had when I was doing an observation in a preschool. After a few minutes of taking notes, I sensed a number of 4-year-olds clustered around me, curious about what I had in my hands. All I had was a pencil and an ordinary notebook of lined paper with my handwritten notes. I told them that I like to learn about children, and I showed them how I write down things they say and do, so I can remember.
Save for a Rainy Day
September 2022: I don't know what this summer has been like in your neighborhood, but it's been raining a lot around here. I even caught myself singing, "Rain, rain go away.
July 2022: For many of my friends in early childhood, this is the time of year they love most. It's summertime. Some programs take a break. Other programs have a slower pace, more like summer camp. Professors' schedules are often lighter. Whatever it's like for your work, I hope you can take a bit of a breather...
It was 1968 when Fred introduced us to his song, "What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel." That was over fifty years ago, and the messages of that song are as needed today as ever.
Fred knew how important it is to help children learn to deal with their angry feelings. But in his song he wasn't ...