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April Brown

April Brown

April Brown (M.Ed) is the program director of the Center for Cognitive Diversity, an education and parenting writer, curriculum developer and instructional coach for teachers. Formerly, April taught and held leadership positions in mainstream and alternative settings spanning PK-8th grade in the United States and internationally. She’s passionate about exploring how to disrupt structures that perpetuate systems of oppression and address unbalanced power dynamics at home and school so learning is empowering for all children. She’s an advocate for kids.

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Cómo explorar la identidad y la expresión de género con los niños y las niñas

He aquí algunos consejos para comenzar a conversar con los niños y las niñas de su vida sobre la identidad de género, la expresión de género y el sexo asignado al nacer.
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3 Fun Ways to Help Kids Love the Earth All Year

From planting a pizza herb garden, making upcycled crafts and visiting farmers markets, these activities and book suggestions can help teach kids about taking care of the Earth.
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Como ayudar a los niños a comprender a su monstruo interno con Grover de 'Plaza Sésamo'

Ayude a su hijo a calmarse y a hacerse amigo de su monstruo interno con estos consejos inspirados por el cuento "The Monster at the End of This Book" y por "The Monster at the End of This Story" protagonizados por Grover de "Plaza Sésamo".
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Helping Kids Understand Their Inner Monster With Grover from ‘Sesame Street'

Help your little one calm down and make friends with their inner monster with these tips inspired by "The Monster at the End of This Book" and "The Monster at the End of This Story" featuring Grover from "Sesame Street."
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3 Actividades diarias para ayudar a los niños a manejar sus emociones

Los programas de televisión que ven, los libros que leen, a qué juegan y las conversaciones que tienen en familia hacen una gran diferencia en como sus hijos se conectan con sus emociones y con el mundo a su alrededor.
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3 Daily Activities to Help Kids Handle Their Emotions

The shows you watch, books you read, games you play and conversations you have as a family make a big difference in how your little one connects with their emotions and with the world around them.
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4 Actividades sensoriales divertidas para niños

Ayude a los niños a aprender del mundo que los rodea a través de sus sentidos a la hora del baño, al jugar con plastilina y con otras actividades fáciles. Estas ideas también son buenas para niños con trastorno del procesamiento sensorial.
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Small Worlds and Bubble Baths: 4 Fun Sensory Activities for Kids

Help children learn about the world around them through their senses by using bath time, play dough and other easy tools and activities at home. They’re also good for children with sensory processing disorder.
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4 Organizations That Can Help Parents Teach Kids To Be Themselves

These kid-centered social justice organizations are a great place to start talking to kids about embracing who they are.
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3 Ways to Teach Kids Grown-Up Skills While Sorting

These activities help young children learn about the world around them and can help them boost key early math skills.
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