Resources

Articles
The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K
The benefits of a play-based preschool.

Want to get your kids into college? Let them play
The long-term benefits of play-based preschool.

The Case for Play
The benefits of play and how it is linked to brain development.

Let the Kids Learn Through Play
The downside of the shift towards didactic learning in early education.

The Child’s Love of Mystery
Article about how children discover the world through questions and theorizing.

Providing Opportunities for Risk-Taking
The importance of risk-taking in a child’s development.

Preschoolers could have less stress if they get positive one-on-one time with teachers
Research shows that what we do at the Co-op matters quite a bit.

How to Become a Mindful Parent
Information about mindful parenting with an interview with Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn, authors of Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting which is the basis of our mindful parenting meetings.

Organizations
Commercial Free Childhood
Susan Linn’s organization aimed at ending the exploitive practice of marketing to children.

Playful Parenting
Larry Cohen’s site on Playful Parenting and other books and resources.

Hand In Hand Parenting
Information on strengthening parent-child connections.

Community Playthings
Information on children’s play and development.

Sudbury Valley School
School for Independent Children.