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Mother and daughter educators discuss topics relevant to the education of young children.

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    • 4.7, 77 Ratings

Mother and daughter educators discuss topics relevant to the education of young children.

    Preparing for the Fall

    Preparing for the Fall

    With the beginning of the school year coming up, we are starting to think
    about how to best address the needs of our students this year.

    • 27 min
    Emotional Resiliance: An Interview with Dr. Susan Linn

    Emotional Resiliance: An Interview with Dr. Susan Linn

    . An author, psychologist, and award-winning ventriloquist, Susan Linn, Ed.D., is a world-renowned expert on creative play and the impact of media and commercial marketing on children. Her book, Consuming Kids has been praised in publications as diverse as The Wall Street Journal, and Mother Jones and helped launch the movement to reclaim childhood from corporate marketers. The Boston Globe called her book The Case for Make Believe “a wonderful look at how play can heal children.” Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, Today, Sixty Minutes, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and the acclaimed documentary The Corporation.

    Dr. Linn was Founding Director of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood from 2000-2015. She is currently Research Associate at Boston Children’s Hospital and Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is internationally known for her use of puppets as therapeutic tools for children. She pioneered this work at Children's Hospital Boston and the Children’s AIDS Program, where she used puppets to help children cope with illness, hospitalization, death, loss and other life challenges. She has lectured on the importance of creative play, the impact of media and marketing on children, and the use of puppetry as a therapeutic tool in venues throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

    Dr. Linn and her puppets appeared in several episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. She has written and appeared in a number of video programs designed to help children cope with issues ranging from mental illness to death and loss. This Secret Should Be Told, a syndicated TV program for children about sexual abuse won a coveted Action for Children’s Television, and earned Dr. Linn a New England Emmy Award. With Fred Rogers’ production company, she created the acclaimed educational video series Different and the Same: Helping Children Identify and Prevent Prejudice. Different and the Same has been used in classrooms in all 50 states and won numerous awards, including the two top prizes from the International Communication Film and Video Competition and the Media Award from the Association of Multicultural Educators.

    Among other honors, Dr. Linn received an UNIMA-USA citation for excellence, a special award for puppet therapy from Puppeteers of America; A Champion of Freedom Award from the Electronic Privacy Information Center; The Creative Leadership Award from the Puppet Showplace Theater: and a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association for her work on behalf of children.

    You can find the video of Dr. Linn and Audrey duck talking about COVID19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nXDnUIBNFU

    You can find more resources at the Defending the Early Years website: https://dey.org/covid-19-resources/

    You can set up a chat with Audrey the Duck by emailing. audreydduck@gmail.com

    • 26 min
    So Now You Are A Distance Teacher...

    So Now You Are A Distance Teacher...

    We've suddenly become online kindergarten teachers and things are stressful. We wanted to check in with you and see how things are going with you. Please email us at kindergartenkiosk@gmail.com if we can do anything to support you during this time.

    • 17 min
    March Planning Ideas

    March Planning Ideas

    In this podcast episode, we'll be bringing you some ideas to help you plan a fun March!

    • 29 min
    Febuary Songs and Ideas

    Febuary Songs and Ideas

    In this episode, Kathy talks about the month of February and some planning ideas that will keep your class fun and engaging all month long!

    • 15 min
    January Planning Ideas

    January Planning Ideas

    For more January teaching ideas visit https://bit.ly/2Fw8ERU
    For more on teaching Kindergartners to tell time visit https://bit.ly/2Fuajrp
    For more on making crystals visit https://bit.ly/36Enwtx
    For ideas on making a polar bear research project visit https://bit.ly/2QYqdPV
    For penguin racing STEM visit https://bit.ly/35CVY6x
    For arctic animal theme ideas visit https://bit.ly/37PRStj
    For mitten theme ideas visit https://bit.ly/35Ecymq
    For the song The Colors of Winter visit https://youtu.be/ny_8s-h1Sik or https://bit.ly/39TeYkH

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Becca Wierwille ,

So many great ideas!

I love listening to this podcast for practical ideas to use in the classroom! I’ve shaped my kindergarten schedule around some of the ideas discussed on this show, and each episode is packed with new tips and fun activities. Thank you for always providing relevant content!

marysag ,

Helped me get through my first year teaching Kinder

My first year teaching kinder was really tough. I absolutely love the grade level and I even student taught in it but I had almost no support in the lesson planning department I was basically expected to make magic out of dust. Anyway I listened to your podcast every morning on the way to school an It’s like having a veteran teacher right across the hall from you. I have used almost every idea that they have talked about on here. Especially ESGI it’s so amazing! I have also used the March planning idea where the students change out the lyrics for “All of the Raindrops” and my kids loved it they beg me to do it everyday. You ladies are both super knowledgeable and honestly #teachergoals Thank you both for you incredible ideas please keep it up!

KimKosa ,

More please!

I love this podcast! I am all caught up and only wish they’d do a weekly podcast! Please!!!! I’ve seen Kathy at the PA kinder conference and was hooked on her developmentally appropriate Teaching style. Bonus, she has s daughter who teaches EC as well!

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