14 Blokes Who Blog About Early Childhood – make that 27!

Males who work in the early childhood field are rare.  I mean, really rare.  Under 2% of the workforce seems to be the generally accepted figure. And males who blog about ECE and/or childhood seem to be even rarer.  When I started researching this post I knew of just 7.  Thanks to Donna and Sherry at Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning and Greg at Males in Early Childhood I now know of 14. Make that 29 blogs by 27 authors!

The standard is astonishingly high.  They range from classroom blogs to blogs about the nature of play & childhood to the politics of early childhood education to parenting and points in between.  There’s something to be learned from all of them.

This was originally going to be a really long post describing each blog, with links to favourite posts, & photos, bios, yada, yada.  All my blog posts seem to end up as major essays and this was no exception.  Time to fight back!

So here in random order are the 14 29 blogs (no, really random, I used this random list generator, at least for the first 14 – the rest are in the order I became aware of them).  Just go and read them, OK?

Males in Early Childhood

You can also find Greg on Facebook at his Males in Early Childhood Education Page.

ABC Does

You can also find Alistair on Facebook on his ABC Does Ltd Page.

Rethinking Childhood

You can also find Tim on Facebook on his Rethinking Childhood Page.

Brick by Brick

You can also find Scott on Facebook at his Brick by Brick Page.

Literacy, Families and Learning

You can also find Trevor on Facebook on his Literacy, Families & Learning Page

Marc Armitage

You can also find Marc on Facebook at his Marc Armitage at Play Page.

Identity crisis? No, I’m a male nursery teacher!

You can also find Mr Shrek on Facebook at his Mr Shrek Page.

The People Garden

You can also find Noah on Facebook at his The People Garden Page

Jeff’s Blog

You can also find Jeff on Facebook at his Explorations Early Learning LLC Page

Look At My Happy Rainbow

You can also find Matt on Facebook at his Look At My Happy Rainbow Page

Sand and Water Tables

You can also find Tom Bedard on Facebook at his Sand and Water Tables Page.

Rusty’s Blog

You can also find Rusty on Facebook on his EarthPlay Page

Teacher Tom

You can also find Tom on Facebook on his Teacher Tom Page

Hopkins’ Hoppin’ Happenings

You can also find Brian on Facebook on his Hopkins Hoppin Blog Page

crayons, wands, and building blocks **NEW**

You can also find Sergio on Facebook on his crayons, wands, and building blocks Page

Enabling Environments  **NEW**

Marc doesn’t appear to be on Facebook, but he’s on Twitter @marc_faulder

@ko **NEW**

This is an anonymous blog.

Enrique Feldman **NEW**

Enrique does a monthly blog post at PreK & K Sharing but does not currently have a regular blog of his own.

You can also find Enrique on Facebook on his Living Like a Child Group.

Former Child **NEW**

I don’t know if Dan Hodgins is on Facebook

Mr Forest Schools **NEW**

I don’t know if Mr Forest Schools is on Facebook

My Hullabaloo **NEW**

My Hullabaloo is no longer being updated, but is still up. Matt’s new blog can be found at mattBgomez

You can also find Matt Gomez on Facebook on his My Hullabaloo Page

Bill Corbett’s Blog **NEW**

You can also find Bill on Facebook on his Cooperative Kids Page

Not so much a blog as a website, but there are some great articles and information from Adam Buckingham, a man who does exactly what the website title says: turn trash into treasure in amazingly creative ways for early childhood settings.  I don’t know if Adam is on Facebook.

A Man in Child Care **NEW**

You can also find David Wright on Twitter @ Mr_Paintpots.  I don’t think he’s on Facebook.

Jim Gill’s Words on Play  **NEW**

You can also find Jim on Facebook on his Jim Gill Page

Lighting Some Fires **NEW**

This blog appears to have been removed. I’m not sure if Liam McNicholas is also on Facebook

childcaresurfboatcrossfitdad **NEW**

You can also find Tony on Facebook on his Tony Kee- Childcaresurfboatcrossfitdad Page.

If you know of more blogs about early childhood by males pop the link in a comment and I will add them to this post.  Thanks!

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9 thoughts on “14 Blokes Who Blog About Early Childhood – make that 27!

  1. What a coincidence Alec. I can’t believe I left out tomsensory and Mr Shrek. Just as well you’re on top of things Alec.

    As I said in my post, us guys should really pool our resources together in order to make a real difference. Maybe we can create our own collaborative blog dedicated to attracting more men into the profession. Just an idea

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