Playfulness is a Key

Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow. - Doug Firebaugh
“Playfulness is the motivation to freely and joyfully engage with, connect with, and explore the surrounding world,” observes Anthony Toombs from the Life is Good Playmakers in the Exchange video training program, Preventing Obesity and Promoting Wellness in Early Childhood Settings. As you can see in this segment from Lesson 4, playfulness not only helps […]

Humor in the Toddler Room

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. -Viktor Frankl
We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered that using humor also appears to help toddlers learn new tasks, reports a new study in the journal Cognition and Emotion: “Building on the knowledge that making older children laugh can enhance many aspects of cognition, Rana Esseily […]