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Everything related to children and play, from educational toys to child development through play.
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Benefits of bedtime stories last a lifetime

Benefits of bedtime stories last a lifetime | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Bedtime tales, however fanciful, are good for bonding as well as kids' brains.
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How To Play WITH Your Children – It’s Harder Than It Sounds

How To Play WITH Your Children – It’s Harder Than It Sounds | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Playing with children by entering the world of THEIR imagination.

Via Cindy Maloff Terebush, CPC, CYPFC
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Love the part in this article that talks about childtren having power over play, . too right too. They own their world and watching/learning how they see things through their eyes is a beautiful thing. 

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Watch a Genius Two-Year-Old Use Nail Clippers to Pick a Lock and Steal His Sister's Toys

Watch a Genius Two-Year-Old Use Nail Clippers to Pick a Lock and Steal His Sister's Toys | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Here is the most adorable theft ever. A two-year-old toddler figured out how to use nail clippers to pick the lock on his eight-year-old sister's door so that he could steal a stuffed animal at night.

Via F. Thunus
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Where and how do kids learn this stuff? Funny and so cute to watch. Let's hope he grows out of picking locks though.

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Infant Sensitivity To Negative Emotional Expressions Develops At Around 6 Months

Infant Sensitivity To Negative Emotional Expressions Develops At Around 6 Months | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered important changes in the way that infants react to another person's face at age 5-7 months. Infants aged 5 months react very differently to a fearful face than those aged 7 months.

Via Jocelyn Stoller, Deborah McNelis, M.Ed
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Building Blocks for Toddlers and Babies: The Things Kids Learn

Building Blocks for Toddlers and Babies: The Things Kids Learn | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it

Building blocks for toddlers - Come on over and check out all the neat things young kids learn through play with building blocks.

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3 Types of Creative Learning Toys No Child Should Be Without

3 Types of Creative Learning Toys No Child Should Be Without | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it

All children love playing with creative learning toys, they are just so much fun! Head on over here to find out more about popular creative toys that all children love.

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Messy play is a must sometimes - perfect way to truly let a kid, be a kid.

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20 Educational Games Perfect For Young Students - Edudemic

20 Educational Games Perfect For Young Students - Edudemic | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Whether your child is waiting for the doctor or relaxing on a long car ride, the following educational games are some of the best.

Via Instituto Mexicano de Comunicación Intercultural
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These games look like so much fun!

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Five ways to get kids to want to read and write

Five ways to get kids to want to read and write | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Here's a book excerpt from veteran educator Larry Ferlazzo's new book on how to get students to warn to learn.

Via Mel Riddile
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Some really interesting points in this link about not leveling text....check out...also interesting ideas for writing with evidence

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Disney rescues girls from princess culture

Disney rescues girls from princess culture | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Growing parental concern about young girls being inundated with princess culture is being addressed by Disney, the biggest global purveyor of princess characters on television and film.
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Ummm, even though I played with dolls and dreamt of being a princess just like the Disney characters, one thing kept me grounded - my mum. I watched her work several jobs. There wasn't a thing she couldn't fix around the home. Independent, yes she was. Taught me how to do my own thing, how to be strong. We don't need Disney to 'rescue' our little girls. We need the power of strong female role models, telling us we can do anything we set our minds to.

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Let children get bored, says expert

Let children get bored, says expert | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
An education expert says children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative.
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Being bored at times really is a part of life. If a child is never ever taught how to deal with boredom what happens when they grow up... 

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Choosing Safe Toys for Children - Ask an Eye M.D.

"Keep an eye on safety when choosing toys for children. Some toys can be dangerous for children's eyes, and the last thing any parent wants is for a toy to result in permanent vision loss. In response to readers' questions, Dr. Monica L. Monica shares toy safety tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Learn more about eye-injury prevention and other eye health topics at http://www.geteyesmart.org."

 


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Math Whizz: Improve Your Childs Math With Interactive Fun Lessons | PowerPoint Presentation

Math Whizz: Improve Your Childs Math With Interactive Fun Lessons | PowerPoint Presentation | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it

When it comes to learning math both parents and children often get baffled. While children find it hard to master the art of learning math, the parents can easily get confused as to how they can get their children to take interest in math. Worry not, we have a solution! Math Whizz is an online math tutoring web service that offers an easy way to teach the most annoying mathematical equations to children in the form of fun math games.


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Making Math more interactive as a way to better engage our kids. Good stuff!

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Help Kids on Social and Emotional Development – iLearn with Poko

Help Kids on Social and Emotional Development – iLearn with Poko | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Social and emotional development is a skill children start developing right out of the womb. Whether it is the gaze into a parent's eyes or being sang to while getting a diaper changed social-emotional development surrounds all of us....
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10 Super Cool Science Toys for Kids

10 Super Cool Science Toys for Kids | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it

Who said science toys for kids were geeky? Check out this selection of not so nerdy array of scientific toys.


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Science toys for kids - more than just a random chemistry set.

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How to Choose Good LEGO Sets for Kids

How to Choose Good LEGO Sets for Kids | Child's Play, Education & Development | Scoop.it
Buying LEGO toys? Check out these helpful tips on how to choose good LEGO sets for kids.
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Child Development: Early Walker or Late Walker of Little Consequence - Science Daily (press release)

Child Development: Early Walker or Late Walker of Little Consequence
Science Daily (press release)
Because parents pay great attention to their offspring, they often compare them with the other children in the sandpit or playground.
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