Category: Early Child Development

The Effects of Pandemics on Children

Trauma in young children, and the COVID-19 pandemic. As adults, we may have many questions on how the pandemic may be affecting our children.  We wanted to share this article by the Child Mind Institute on trauma (or not) and COVID, for your information!  See the entire article here: 

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What Do Babies Think?

Alison Gopnik is a researcher at UC Berkley in California, and has been pioneering groundbreaking studies on infant and toddler development for the last 20 years.  Her work has brought to light something that those of us who work with children aged infant – preschool have understood for awhile – that babies and young children […]

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Spinning, Rolling, and Swinging – Why?

Toddlers Playing and Spinning at Kids at Work

Sometimes children can have so much fun spinning around during music time, or any time!   Usually at the end of a child circling, they will lay on the floor flat for a few moments, in satisfaction!  Spinning, circling, swinging, rolling, and other repetitive motions are SUPER IMPORTANT for very young children!  Here’s more info on […]

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The Importance Of Play

Girl toddler playing at kids at work

At Kids at Work play is the center of everything we do with the children. While there may be brief structured activities, we understand that open and free play within a safe community and interesting environment is the most important aspect of our programs. We thought we would share some important research on play, and […]

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Emotional Intelligence in Young Children

Big Feelings In Little Bodies! In classes our teachers try not to discourage negative emotions. Psychologist and author Susan David says, “Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life,” and this starts in infancy. Sometimes it can be easier to attempt to distract or bribe our young children out of their big negative […]

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