Archive for the 'Play and Toys' Category

TRUCE 2011-12 Toy Selection Guide now available

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

More than 15 years ago, I was a founder of TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) with other early childhood educations in the Boston Area.  Since the beginning, we worked to prepare materials to help parents and others who care about the wellbeing of young children promote healthy play and media use.  We felt that […]

A Lesson from Northern Ireland for Secretary Duncan: If You Want Success in School, Young Children Need Quality Play, Not Direct Instruction and Tests

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Dear Secretary Duncan, I am writing to voice my concerns about the deeply misguided route down which you are taking early childhood education in the United States. I feel this more strongly now than ever having just returned from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where I took Wheelock College students on a service learning program looking at […]