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A New Phase of ‘Goodnight Moon’?- NYTimes
Is the book, “Goodnight Moon” a staple at your house? But soon there will be “Good Day, Good Night,” a previously unpublished book by Brown that can be read as part variation on, part expansion of “Goodnight Moon.”

The words of this classic are like an incantation, a spell — intoxicating for children and mercifully unannoying for parents, even on the hundredth reading. To hear the opening line of Margaret Wise Brown’s “Goodnight Moon” — “In the great green room” — is to embark on a Proustian reverie about a calm place with the lights turned low and a child snuggling sleepily in your arms. It seems as complete as a children’s book can be…

Play theory: understanding ‘play types’ and how they relate to Forest School- ForestSchooled
Sometimes it can be challenging to understand how and why kids play. This article goes over Bob Hughes’ theory of the 16 different ‘Play Types’ and understanding these play types can be really helpful when planning, observing, or participating in children’s play. Here are just a few examples of types of play at a forest school:

  • Swinging and tree climbing (Locomotor play)
  • Pretending to sail a ship to a desert island (Fantasy play)
  • Building and lighting a fire (Mastery play)
  • Making mud faces or creatures (Creative play)
  • Tying a rope to a log and pretending it’s a dog on a leash (Imaginative play)

Check out the 16 types of play on this helpful worksheet from ForestSchooled.

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