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CHILD DEVELOPMENT / PLAY DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Build children’s resilience through physical play Children must learn to pick themselves up, brush themselves off, and start all over again. But how do you provide the physicality required to build resilience when you are also tasked with children’s safety? This practical guide supplies the tools and strategies you need to create a culture of resilience through physical play. • Learn how to encourage children’s physicality and foster important skills like self-regulation, self-knowledge, and self-confidence • Explore safety and risk and build a theoretical framework of how resilience influences children’s developmental needs • Understand how to connect children with appropriate physical challenges and respond when children get hurt • Work with families and colleagues to build trusting relationships around children’s physical play “This book is a joyful, playful exploration of the very nature of young children, emphasizing their need to run and jump and play and take risks and try things out and the ways that adults can encourage physical play, allow for risk-taking, and still provide a safe, nurturing environment.” —Gaye Gronlund, CEO of ECE Consulting Inc. and author of Developmentally Appropriate Play “An exceptional resource for teachers everywhere who are struggling with the question of how much physical risk to allow or promote in their programs, this book will go a long way toward restoring developmental common sense to our views on children’s needs for risk, physical challenge, and autonomy in their play—to build, in Jarrod Green’s words, a ‘culture of resilience.’ This is a timely and important book.” — Todd Wanerman, consultant, trainer, and coauthor of Including One, Including All Jarrod Green is an early childhood educator with over a decade of experience working with young children and their families. He serves as the assistant director of the Children’s Community School in Philadelphia, and his teaching practice centers around learning through play, developing relationships and community, and building self-regulation and resilience. Green also teaches college courses, presents at professional conferences, and produces the podcast “Telling Tales Out of School.” ISBN: 978-1-60554-451-9 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95