Creating a Boy-Friendly Learning Environment: Supporting the Growth and Development of Young Boys.

This article provides suggestions to help early childhood teachers and caregivers meet the unique and challenging needs of young boys. These suggestions focus on how young boys grow, develop, and learn, including through movement, use of the arts, and whole-child learning.


Many young boys struggle in our early childhood and elementary school classrooms. This article provides specific suggestions for ways the indoor and outdoor environments can be arranged to address these basic needs. The focus is on movement, hands-on learning, use of concrete materials, and involvement in the arts.

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Web Article
Francis Wardle
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Community Playthings Connect
Community Playthings
Date Published: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Place Published: 
Rifton, NY
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Rhonda Johnson
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