6 Ways to Embrace the Physical Needs of a Toddler

6 Ways to Embrace the Physical Needs of a Toddler

Toddlers get a bad rap. Sure they whine and throw tantrums. But can you blame them? There’s a lot going on in those pint-sized bodies. By age two your little one will grow to half their adult height—something they’ll spend the next two decades reaching. And their shape will morph from one designed for doing a whole bunch of nothing to one that can crawl, walk and run. With the world at their fingertips, there’s still so much they can’t do. That’s where you come in. Your Toddler’s Physical... Read More
Voices of the Phase Project :: Stuart Hall

Voices of the Phase Project :: Stuart Hall

Every good comedian has to know his audience if he wants to make them laugh. Every good teacher has to know her audience if she wants to make them think. Every good reality reality TV script writer (don’t think about that job title too long) has to know their audience if they want to make them come back for more.   As one of the premiere communicator’s to students for the past fifteen years, Stuart Hall has learned enough about students to master the art of making them laugh, making them... Read More
Naming An Idea

Naming An Idea

This post was written by Kristen Ivy, Director of Messaging at Orange and Director of The Phase Project. A few years ago on the drive home to Atlanta from Orange Tour Kansas City, Reggie Joiner turned down “70s on 7” and paused the musical education of our friend Afton—who still insists all good music is inspired by Justin Timberlake.  For a few hours, we had something more important to figure out. And it wasn’t how to identify Chicago by the sound of brass in the band. We were halfway through... Read More
Voices of the Phase Project :: Holly Crawshaw

Voices of the Phase Project :: Holly Crawshaw

One of our favorite parts of the Phase Project is learning from smart leaders like Holly Crawshaw. Holly has not only worked as a preschool director, but she’s also the mother of preschoolers and living out these phases in her own home. Oh, and she’s also incredibly smart and fun to hang around. Here’s what she said when we asked her a few questions about the Preschool... Read More
Complete Phase Reading List: Books That Influenced The Phase Project

Complete Phase Reading List: Books That Influenced The Phase Project

This post was written by Kristen Ivy, Director of Messaging at Orange and Director of The Phase Project. Here are the contents of our “Just a Phase” bookshelf (warning: some are literally textbooks, so grab some coffee and a dictionary before you begin). Caring for Your Baby and Young Child – American Academy of Pediatrics The Wonder Years – American Academy of Pediatrics Teaching in the Secondary School, 5th edition – David Armstrong & Tom Savage Emerging Adulthood – Jeffrey Arnett Your... Read More