Podcast: Inclusion Matters

Inclusion Matters is a podcast produced by CICC. Early childhood experts discuss a wide array of important topics for early childhood professionals.

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Play--Helping Children Who are Ignored or Rejected by Peers: Part Four

Play--Helping Children Who are Ignored or Rejected by Peers: Part Four

In this concluding podcast on play concerns, we will look at some of the reasons a child might be ‘forgotten’ by his peers or even rebuffed when trying to join in play. Inclusion consultant Priscilla Weigel will share tools for the early educator to help the group include one another and build an atmosphere of acceptance.

(Length: 12:03)
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Play--Helping Children Who Seem Anxious or Distracted: Part Three

Play--Helping Children Who Seem Anxious or Distracted: Part Three

Do you have children in your program who are reluctant to join others in play, or perhaps aren’t invited to join in because they seem too aloof? All children need one another to learn social competencies and to graduate to more complex social skills. So what can be done? We will discuss some scenarios for why a child might have these play issues and some strategies for easing anxiety and helping children connect with one another.

(Length: 12:19)
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Play--Helping Children Who Won’t Stay or Won’t Leave: Part Two

Play--Helping Children Who Won’t Stay or Won’t Leave: Part Two

Building on the foundation of play skills from Part One, this podcast will examine children who can’t seem to settle into play activities or, conversely, the child who doesn’t want to leave a center or a particular toy. How can the early educator intervene to ensure that a child feels safe and secure but also is building important peer relationships? Inclusion consultant Priscilla Weigel will share some strategies that can help children settle into play.

(Length: 8:40)
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Play--Play Skills are Developmental Too: Part One

Play--Play Skills are Developmental Too: Part One

In this podcast, we look at children’s development from infant stages through older preschool to explore what types of play children should typically be engaged in at different ages. Play is both developmental and learned so children need our help in acquiring skills that help them move from stage to stage. We will set the foundation for talking about some of the challenges children may face in their play.

(Length: 10:27)