Supporting Rough Play

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by Katee It is a topic that we address each year, and each year is so important to address. Rough play, horseplay, roughhousing – it’s something all little animals do as a part of their development and human children are no exception.  Children learn physical skills from this play including controlling muscle movements, they learn social and emotional skills including … Read More

Momma Midwives return!

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By Katee Back by popular demand- BS Mom and LD Mom came today to give another presentation about midwifery, doulas, and growing babies.  So many of the children who had the chance to be at school last Tuesday were buzzing about the experience and many of the children who were not there felt upset they had missed out.  So, these Mommas … Read More

Momma Midwife

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By: Katee Last Tuesday we welcomed two very special guests to our morning circle.  Not only are these people parents in our Tulip Tree community, they are also a doula and a midwife, and they are also both expecting to give birth in a few weeks.  We are welcoming 3 new babies in our community this spring and there has … Read More

Working with Scissors

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by Monica In the Elm Room we spent some time working with scissors in the studio last Wednesday. Three children at a time sat at the table in the studio with me and used child sized scissors to cut up scrap paper.

Developing Friendships

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by Monica Getting to know the Elm Room children over the past couple of weeks, I have noticed they are undergoing some important shifts in their socioemotional development! Established patterns of interaction like parallel play and imitation are still clearly visible as new, sophisticated ways of relating and playing together are taking shape.