We can’t recommend this subset of resources enough; any of these will help you bring some of that Birdsong Play Garden wisdom and magic into your own home.

Lifeways: Life is the Curriculum

Podcast interview of Cynthia Aldinger from the We Nurture Collective

What Young Children Really Need

"The essentials of Waldorf Early Childhood Education", Article by Susan Howard

The Danish Way Of Parenting

Book by Iben Dissing Sandahl

With Stars in Their Eyes

Book by Shariffa Oppenheimer

Simplicity Parenting

book by Kim John Payne

Supporting Play

How to Be a Quiet Adult: Five Tips to Encourage Child-Directed Play

Article By Meghan Owenz, Ph.D. on Screen Free Parenting

Children Should be Outside for 4-6 Hours Every Day

Article by Ginny Yurich, founder of 1000 Hours Outside

How Much Should I Play With My Child?

Podcast #93 from Simplicity Parenting with Kim John Payne

5 Proven Benefits Of Play

Article by Anya Kamenetz for NPR

Academics and Early Childhood

Stop Worrying About Your Preschooler’s Education

Janet Lansbury 'Unruffled' podcast episode and transcript with guest Teacher Tom

Be Careful What You Teach (It Might Interfere with What They Are Learning)

Janet Lansbury 'Unruffled' podcast episode and transcript

The Googlifying of Childhood

Podcast #98 from Simplicity Parenting with Kim John Payne

Songs, Poems, and Games

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article by Chinyelu Kunz of WeNurture

Introducing the new & improved TV Detox

Learn How to Replace Screen-Time with Independent Play with Jerrica Sannes, founder of Raise Wildflowers

Screen-Free Parenting

Website by Meghan Owenz, Ph.D. and husband and marketing professor Adam Owenz

Fairplay: childhood beyond brands

Website for Fairplay, "the leading nonprofit organization committed to helping children thrive in an increasingly commercialized, screen-obsessed culture, and the only organization dedicated to ending marketing to children."

Screen Time Creep

Podcast #111 from Simplicity Parenting with Kim John Payne

TEDxRainier – Dimitri Christakis – Media and Children       


Truce: Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainments

Website for Truce: "a grassroots organization of educators who prepare materials and provide information to help parents and educators work to counteract the harmful impact of commercial culture, media, and marketing on children's play, learning, and behavior."

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