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Oh Boy!
July 14, 2020
Every minute a chance to change the world…
-Dolores Huerta

“Young children are whole-child learners...” writes Francis Wardle, PhD., in his popular book, Oh Boy! Strategies for Teaching Boys in Early Childhood. “They are also concrete hands-on learners…As a result, a variety of real-life, hands-on experiences are critically important for children this age. They need to manipulate, explore, use all their five senses, build, create, discover, take apart, experience, and engage in constant trial-and-error. This enables them to learn the basic properties of objects and materials, how things work together, and the nature of complex ideas such as floating and sinking, gravity, liquids and solids. This, in turn, builds a foundation for later, more complex, abstract, and higher-level thinking and learning, self-regulation, and symbolic or representational capacities. It is imperative that people who work with young children clearly understand the value of providing lots of hands-on learning experiences before moving to more complex and symbolic activities…

Just as young children learn differently than school-age children, there is an increasing body of research showing that young boys and girls develop and learn differently. Often schools and teachers are not only unaware of these differences, but sometimes interpret the natural ways boys learn and develop as oppositional, lazy or defiant. This would account for some of the overrepresentation of boys in special education, expulsion and suspension statistics.”

Oh Boy!
Strategies for Teaching Boys in Early Childhood

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"This is not just a book, it's a story…a story of hope for young boys attending childcare in any type of setting. It's a story that sends a message to our profession that we need a paradigm shift—to our thinking, our training, and our hiring—to recognize the gender imbalance that is putting young boys at great risk of failure. It's a story that urges us as a field to better understand the specific complexities of caring for young boys so that we may fulfill our ultimate promise to provide the highest quality of care possible to all children."
– Jerry Parr, President/CEO Willow Tree Early Education Team

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