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Doing a good job- praise and the young child

by on January 1, 2013
in Learning

Welcome to Raising Playful Tots- an Early Childhood Podcast for mums who want to make the most of their playtime with their under 5 children.

I’ve shared the top interviews on Early Childhood Education for Raising Playful Tots for 2012 that you loved. If you missed them pop on over and have a listen to some.  Today I’m sharing my favourite show as part of the Best of 2012 bloghop. Just one only………. now this was hard.

I’ve chosen  Show 86 with NurtureShock co author Ashley Merryman;



Praise and its impact on the Under 5 child at play



The book had been on my to read list forever. Once I started reading it, I was calling friends, reading parts out to my husband and really just trying to digest the messages. I knew I had to get Ashley Merryman onto the show.

With the shows focus on the Early years, what I loved about the book Nurture Shock and the information Ashley shared was that what we do now has a massive impact on who and what our children become. When you’re busy in this under 5 stage it’s hard to focus on further ahead when there’s so many demands on our attention right here and now. She gave perspective and opportunity to talk about something that we all do- praise.

It’s not that I didn’t know this  but the words I use and their impact in schooling, creativity, exams, college and adulthood reaches further than I imagined. It radically changed the way I thought about parenting and the words I used.

If you’ve not listened to this show- listen now and see what I mean.

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Now it’s your turn

  • Visit the other participants in the bloghop below
  • What’s been your best family/ play post of 2012? Would love to hear your favourite interviews or posts you’ve loved. Get in contact here via the contact page at the top or chat on our Facebook page. If you’re looking for more parenting podcasts check out the Parenting podcast board

52 Brand New ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~ angeliquefelix.com – The Magic Of Play ~ At home with Ali
B-Inspired Mama ~ Blog Me Mom ~Boy Mama Teacher Mama ~ Busy Kids = Happy Mom
Carrots Are Orange ~ Caution! Twins at Play ~ Coffee Cups and Crayons ~ Confessions of a Montessori Mom
Craft To Art ~ Creative Family Fun ~ Creative Kid Snacks ~ Creative Learning Fun ~ Creative Playhouse
Creative with Kids ~ Cute and Peculiar ~ De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire ~ Dirt And Boogers
Edventures with Kids ~ Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ The Good Long Road ~ Frogs and snails and puppy dog tails
Glittering Muffins ~ Go Kid Yourself ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose ~ hands on : as we grow ~ Here Come the Girls
Home Learning Journey ~ Housing A Forest ~ Mama Smiles ~ In Lieu of Preschool ~ Inspiration Laboratories
Inspired by Family ~ It’s A Long Story ~ JDaniel4’s Mom ~ Kids Creative Chaos ~ Kid World Citizen
Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers ~ Kitchen Counter Chronicles ~ Laughing Kids Learn ~ Learn with Play at home
Lessons Learnt Journal ~ Life At The Zoo ~ Little Artists ~ Living Life Intentionally ~ Living Montessori Now ~ Love, Play, Learn
Loving My Nest ~ Mama Pea Pod ~ mama miss ~ Mamas Like Me ~ Mess For Less ~ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas ~ Momma’s Fun World
Montessori Tidbits ~ My Buddies and I ~ My Little Bookcase ~ My Nearest and Dearest ~ No Twiddle Twaddle ~ Nurturestore
Octavia and Vicky ~ One Perfect Day ~ ourfeminist{play}school ~ Picklebums ~ Play Activities ~ Playdough to Plato
PlayDrMom ~ playful learners ~ playing with words 365 ~ PragmaticMom ~ Putti’sWorld ~ RainbowsWithinReach
Rainy Day Mum ~ Raising Playful Tots ~ Reading Confetti ~ Red Ted Art ~ Royal Baloo ~ Science Sparks ~ Scribble Doodle and Draw
Small Potatoes ~ Smiling like Sunshine ~ Sun Hats & Wellie Boots ~ Sun Scholars ~ Teach Preschool ~ The Educators’ Spin On It
The Fairy and The Frog ~ The Freckled Homeschooler ~ The Golden Gleam ~ The Imagination Tree ~ The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
The Outlaw Mom Blog ~ The Pleasantest Thing ~ This Reading Mama ~ Toddler Approved ~ Train Up a Child ~ True Aim
Two Big Two Little ~ What Do We Do All Day? ~ Connecting Family and Seoul

Happy New Year!

Best of 2012 kid activities








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