HuffPost Life                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Most adults don’t have “the same creative juices” as kids, says Rachel Giannini, an early childhood specialist at the    Chicago Children’s Museum    and a former educator.That means it’s easy for parents to pick up a toy and assume what its purpose is. She said the “perfect example” is a block. Many parents would begin building with it, but a child might pick it up and pretend it’s something else.       Read more:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-raise-a-creative-kid_n_5bbe00e2e4b01470d057a487?umj=

HuffPost Life Most adults don’t have “the same creative juices” as kids, says Rachel Giannini, an early childhood specialist at the Chicago Children’s Museum and a former educator.That means it’s easy for parents to pick up a toy and assume what its purpose is. She said the “perfect example” is a block. Many parents would begin building with it, but a child might pick it up and pretend it’s something else.

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-raise-a-creative-kid_n_5bbe00e2e4b01470d057a487?umj=

The Every Mom                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rachel Giannini, Early Childhood Specialist and Content Creator at    Chicago Children’s Museum   , explains, “It’s important for children to find joy in themselves. A built-in playmate in life is not a guarantee, and children need to learn how to entertain themselves.” As adults who are often tied to devices for constant entertainment, we find this to be truer than ever – and raising kids who are content with themselves and their own thoughts is a solid parenting goal for any of us.      Read more :  http://theeverymom.com/experts-agree-independent-play-creates-successful-adults/

The Every Mom Rachel Giannini, Early Childhood Specialist and Content Creator at Chicago Children’s Museum, explains, “It’s important for children to find joy in themselves. A built-in playmate in life is not a guarantee, and children need to learn how to entertain themselves.” As adults who are often tied to devices for constant entertainment, we find this to be truer than ever – and raising kids who are content with themselves and their own thoughts is a solid parenting goal for any of us.

Read more: http://theeverymom.com/experts-agree-independent-play-creates-successful-adults/

Education Dive                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The feeling of familiarity seemed to hit home for Rachel Giannini. The lead educator at the Chicago Children’s Museum, as well as a star in the upcoming documentary “   No Small Matter   ,” leads the charge in creating a video blog series on issues in early-childhood education. And based on the widespread exposure the series has gotten, she realized these issues are on others’ minds as well.   Read more:  https://www.educationdive.com/news/panelists-stress-need-for-educators-to-play-dual-role-as-pre-k-policy-advoc/542395/

Education Dive The feeling of familiarity seemed to hit home for Rachel Giannini. The lead educator at the Chicago Children’s Museum, as well as a star in the upcoming documentary “No Small Matter,” leads the charge in creating a video blog series on issues in early-childhood education. And based on the widespread exposure the series has gotten, she realized these issues are on others’ minds as well.

Read more: https://www.educationdive.com/news/panelists-stress-need-for-educators-to-play-dual-role-as-pre-k-policy-advoc/542395/

Eye On Early Learning                                                                                                                                                                                                         Early educators do, however, have tools that they can use to become advocates, including media. One example is Rachel Giannini, the lead educator at the Chicago Children’s Museum. Giannini created “   a video blog series    on issues in early-childhood education,” and she is featured in the documentary    “No Small Matter.”    Read more:  https://eyeonearlyeducation.com/2018/11/28/how-early-educators-are-becoming-advocates/

Eye On Early Learning Early educators do, however, have tools that they can use to become advocates, including media. One example is Rachel Giannini, the lead educator at the Chicago Children’s Museum. Giannini created “a video blog series on issues in early-childhood education,” and she is featured in the documentary “No Small Matter.”

Read more: https://eyeonearlyeducation.com/2018/11/28/how-early-educators-are-becoming-advocates/

Interview with Early Childhood Educator/Advocate(ECE)Rachel Giannini We discuss the documentary "No Small Matter" and its impact on funding for preschool age children. The stigma society holds towards a preschool teacher. We also discuss teacher wages and advocacy.   Listen to episode:  https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/heybsmooth/episodes/2018-11-11T18_00_53-08_00

Interview with Early Childhood Educator/Advocate(ECE)Rachel Giannini We discuss the documentary "No Small Matter" and its impact on funding for preschool age children. The stigma society holds towards a preschool teacher. We also discuss teacher wages and advocacy.

Listen to episode: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/heybsmooth/episodes/2018-11-11T18_00_53-08_00

Rachel Giannini spent years as a pre-school teacher in the Chicago area. She was so good at it that she has since become one of the subjects of an upcoming documentary about early childhood education called No Small Matter. She was so good at that, that the producers of the movie asked her to take on some of the outreach for the movie via their blog.  Listen to episode:   http://kidstuffpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-35-rachel-giannini#tReVrBVdqoWIjkAF.99

Rachel Giannini spent years as a pre-school teacher in the Chicago area. She was so good at it that she has since become one of the subjects of an upcoming documentary about early childhood education called No Small Matter. She was so good at that, that the producers of the movie asked her to take on some of the outreach for the movie via their blog.
Listen to episode: http://kidstuffpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-35-rachel-giannini#tReVrBVdqoWIjkAF.99

The New York Times                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saleem Hue Penny and his twin toddlers, Elsie and August, fall in a limbo contest at a “PapaPalooza” event June 3 at the Chicago Children’s Museum, which he created after taking Dr. Garfield’s class for fathers. CreditRachel Giannini   Read more:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/well/from-a-pediatrician-lessons-for-dads-to-be.html

The New York Times Saleem Hue Penny and his twin toddlers, Elsie and August, fall in a limbo contest at a “PapaPalooza” event June 3 at the Chicago Children’s Museum, which he created after taking Dr. Garfield’s class for fathers. CreditRachel Giannini

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/well/from-a-pediatrician-lessons-for-dads-to-be.html

Chicago Parent                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “When you have a child create [an exhibit], they’re creating what they know,” says Rachel Giannini, early childhood specialist at CCM. “An exhibit that looks like the world you live in, just a little different, is really powerful for kids to see.” The exhibit includes lots of interactive components. Giannini says it’s aimed at kids over the age of 5—although littles will find plenty that’s on their level, too.   Read more: https://www.chicagoparent.com/learn/museums/korea-comes-to-chicago/

Chicago Parent “When you have a child create [an exhibit], they’re creating what they know,” says Rachel Giannini, early childhood specialist at CCM. “An exhibit that looks like the world you live in, just a little different, is really powerful for kids to see.” The exhibit includes lots of interactive components. Giannini says it’s aimed at kids over the age of 5—although littles will find plenty that’s on their level, too.

Read more: https://www.chicagoparent.com/learn/museums/korea-comes-to-chicago/