Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in an Early Childhood Setting
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Author: Ruth Hanford Morhard, Starting Point for Child Care and Early Education
Publisher: Gryphon House
Paperback - Also available as an eBook
Learn what makes boys tick (and run and jump and yell), and discover how to actively engage the boys in your early childhood classroom with simple effective strategies that support boys’ learning.
Using the latest brain research to explore and explain the differences in how boys and girls learn, Wired to Move provides early childhood educators with facts and strategies to actively engage boys in an early childhood setting. Author Ruth Hanford Morhard addresses the unique needs of African-American and Hispanic or Latino boys while offering guidance for encouraging family engagement and parent participation. Wired to Move is filled with practical strategies that teachers can easily implement in even the stickiest situations, from media exposure to superhero play. Additionally, Wired to Move Includes numerous resources including book lists, websites, and parent handouts to further assist parents an educators create a “boy-friendly” environment.
Ruth Hanford Morhard is an experienced writer and marketing/communications consultant specializing in early childhood care and education. For more than ten years, Ruth has served as a consultant to Starting Point for Child Care and Early Education.
| Starting Point for Child Care and Early Education is a Cleveland-based nonprofit agency with a long history of innovative initiatives. In 2010, Starting Point began its Boys’ Project to address the unique issues surrounding boys three to six years old, prompted by data on the disproportionate numbers of boys with social-emotional behavioral issues and learning challenges and concerns, particularly in the African-American and Hispanic and Latino communities. |