Why We Play:

Notes for Advocacy and Home Engagement

By Amanda Morgan, MS

As an early childhood educator, you know that play is the most efficient, most powerful method for teaching children. 

But on top of your responsibility to teach the young children in your class, you also frequently face the task of educating parents, administrators, and community members about best practice and why you teach the way that you do. 

This ebook series has been created specifically with that task in mind. A printable collection of high-quality, ready-made notes to make advocacy and education simpler. Simply print or attach as a PDF file to your regular newsletters and outreach pieces.

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“People don’t defend what they don’t recognize as valuable. And they won’t value what they don’t understand. This is why it becomes critical for early childhood professionals to be advocates and PR reps for developmentally appropriate practice and PLAY.”

Amanda Morgan - Not Just Cute

ADVOCATE AND EDUCATE 

-- WITHOUT ADDING TO YOUR WORKLOAD

Communicate quickly, easily, and effectively with ready-made notes and articles to include with your newsletters and other communication pieces.

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EASY READING

Concise and to the point, these notes are enjoyable to read, while at the same time, rooted in solid research and best practices.

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FLEXIBLE DESIGN

Access the ebooks as complete files to be printed as full texts and copied as needed, OR access individual PDFs for individual printing or attaching to electronic communication.

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EDUCATE. ADVOCATE.

Help others to see what children really need --- play --- and why it's so important. Soon, you'll find them advocating right alongside you!

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EASY REFERENCE

Notes are divided topically and can be used in any order. That means you can quickly and easily grab the note that answers the questions you're being asked TODAY.

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VALUABLE CONTENT

Let people know that your classroom is "Not Just Cute". Open parents' eyes to the powerful purposes behind the play-based activities and appoaches in your classroom.

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BUILD YOUR BRAND

We don't often think of our work in education as a brand, but in reality, like any other service, when we teach others why we do what we do, they begin to recognize it for what it really is and value it for what it's really worth.

A Word From The Author:

As I speak and work with teachers around the United States, I'm often told, "I wish I could explain that to other people the way you just did." This ebook series is intended to help teachers do just that. 

Whether it's explaining why playing in the dress up area actually promotes literacy, or how snack time does more than fill hungry bellies, or what the deal is with that messy sensory table anyway, with just a quick read, these notes will remind you of your talking points and share your message with parents concisely and directly.

-- Amanda Morgan, MS

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