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Is your child’s development on track?

Is your child’s development on track? | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Raising kids is tricky.  There’s simply no way around that.  As soon as we get one thing down, there’s another new life skill or development we have to worry about.
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Learning to Write | Parent Advice

There’s a lot of pressure put on parents to help their children learn to write, before they start school. However, this is not necessarily giving the children a head start on their peers.
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42 STEM iPad Apps for Kids (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

42 STEM iPad Apps for Kids (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Ready for the best ipad STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) apps for kids? These can be great for summer learning, too.
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Girls Who Code: Unleash The Power Of Computer Programming

Girls Who Code: Unleash The Power Of Computer Programming | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Launched in Spring of 2012, Girls Who Code is reaching out to young, high school aged girls to open the world of computer programming to them.
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Wish there were more opportunities to learn coding in schools. It's always been such a 'boys' thing to do - it still is but changes are coming.

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Importance of Creative Mind Development in Babyhood

Importance of Creative Mind Development in Babyhood | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
In today’s article I put aside the prejudices that a child must be calm and serious and focus on the importance of creative mind development in babyhood ...

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Dolls for girls, science and Legos for boys: The toy aisle is still sexist

Dolls for girls, science and Legos for boys: The toy aisle is still sexist | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
A drugstore chain declares science is for boys -- until customers fight back on Twitter
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Power to the people ... errr Tweeple!

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How to Clean Baby & Kids Toys

How to Clean Baby & Kids Toys | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
"How do I clean baby toys?" Great question, people!  And I wish I had lots of pictures and experiences to share with you on this topic, but as you probably know, I have no kids.  I have 2 cats and ...
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Messy Play

Messy Play | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Messy play is one of many different ways that children learn and develop. One of the ways they learn is by touch.
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Baby Brain Power at Babble

Baby Brain Power at Babble | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to nurture your babys intelligence? Babble.coms Science of Kids writer Heather Turgeon offers 10 simple tips for growing your little ones brain power and bonding in the process.
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Mapping babies' brains before birth

Mapping babies' brains before birth | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Scientists in the UK have launched a six-year project to create the first map of babies' brain in a critical period of growth in the womb and after birth.
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Pretty amazing stuff if they can pull this off safely.

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The Educational Toy Debate

The Educational Toy Debate | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Do toys have to be educational? Or just fun? Before you invest in flash cards and kiddie computers, read on.
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Heck a cardboard box makes a great educational toy for any child.

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Playground safety

Playground safety | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Safety tips on playground safety. (Warmer weather means more kids at playgrounds for fun and exercise.
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What Is the Impact of Music in Early Childhood Development?

What Is the Impact of Music in Early Childhood Development? | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Brief and Straightforward Guide: What Is the Impact of Music in Early Childhood Development?
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Developmental Milestones | 4 Year Olds

The attention span of a 4 year old has increased dramatically. They can take part and master memory games, although try and keep these short and exciting to ensure you keep their attention.
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Dogs in classroom helping students learn empathy

Dogs in classroom helping students learn empathy | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it

The concept is pretty simple: bring kind rescue dogs into classrooms to help kids learn empathy and pique their interest in difficult subject matter. But the effects are profound.

 

“Our 5th grade children, I would say their demeanor has changed as a direct result of the compassion they have learned to show to an animal they know was a rescue animal,” Royall Elementary School principal Julie Smith said.

 

“Even for my toughest kids, the most street savvy, it almost physically transforms them into a child with empathy. "


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Best Tips To Finding Blogs For Kids Under 13

Best Tips To Finding Blogs For Kids Under 13 | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
By finding a site that specializes in hosting blogs for kids under 13, you can let your child explore the world of blogging in a safe and secure fashion.
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Is your baby ready to read at three months?

Is your baby ready to read at three months? | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
A product that says it can teach babies to read from three months old is being sold to parents and used in childcare centres in Australia despite its makers being prosecuted for misleading claims in the United States.
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Is your child’s development on track?

Is your child’s development on track? | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Raising kids is tricky.  There’s simply no way around that.  As soon as we get one thing down, there’s another new life skill or development we have to worry about.
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Building Baby Motor Skills

Building Baby Motor Skills | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
How can you help your little one develop strength and coordination? Check out these tips for building itty-bitty biceps, triceps, and more.
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Kids Who Watch More Than 3 Hours of TV A Day Are More Antisocial

Kids Who Watch More Than 3 Hours of TV A Day Are More Antisocial | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
A recent study revealed that children who watch television for more than three hours a day are more likely to develop rebellious behaviors by age seven.The study found that five-year-olds who watched more TV had an increased risk of developing antisocial...

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Babies and Stuffed Animals: Developing Social Skills

That cuddly stuffed animal that your baby has developed a fondness for may help boost her emerging social skills.
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Pretend Play: Can It Get Out of Hand?

Pretend Play: Can It Get Out of Hand? | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
You know you're supposed to encourage your child's imagination, but should you intervene if it seems to be running wild — or amok?
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The Best Developmental Toys for Infants Aged 0 – 12 Months

The Best Developmental Toys for Infants Aged 0 – 12 Months | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Searching for the best developmental toys for infants? Check out this article to find great suggestions for age appropriate learning toys for babies and toddlers.
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So many wonderful developmental toys for infants. A few interesting finds here.

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