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Helping Children With Disabilities

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This is a great site, if you have or know a child with disabilities. It shows you how to keep them calm down, and help you cope with things. It shows how to make the children feel like everyone else!


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Food packaging 'traffic lights' to signal healthy choices on salt, fat and sugar

Food packaging 'traffic lights' to signal healthy choices on salt, fat and sugar | Childcare | Scoop.it
Supermarkets and some food producers agree to nutritional labels but critics call for refuseniks 'to be named and shamed'

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Sarah Westaway's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:54 AM

It is always good to know what is going on around you! Learn about new food packaging! New innovative ways to aid buyers purchasing and realization of their consumption.

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Children's Lung Transplants - New York Times

Children's Lung Transplants - New York Times | Childcare | Scoop.it
Children's Lung Transplants
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The medical community is examining the rules for lung transplants in children. But how people look at organ donation must also change.
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New blood test may give more accurate diagnosis of Down Syndrome | Nursery World

New blood test may give more accurate diagnosis of Down Syndrome | Nursery World | Childcare | Scoop.it
Read New blood test may give more accurate diagnosis of Down Syndrome and the latest childcare & early years news & best practice on Nursery World

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How to sneak more vegetables into to your childs diet - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

How to sneak more vegetables into to your childs diet - by Suzanne Rose - Helium | Childcare | Scoop.it
With powerful disease frightening vitamins and minerals, vegetables are one of the most important components of a childs healthy diet.  Yet m..., Suzanne Rose (How to sneak more vegetables into to your child's diet

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Some very good tips here for any childcare practitioner or parent!! It is hard to encourage children to eat fruit and veg as as a rule they would perfer to eat chocolate or sweet foods. Any tips to encourage children to eat fruit and veg is a good help.

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Danger for children of texting while crossing roads

Danger for children of texting while crossing roads | Childcare | Scoop.it
Children are putting their safety at risk by being distracted by their phones when crossing the road, according to a report published today.

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let the children play: loose parts = imagination + creativity

let the children play: loose parts = imagination + creativity | Childcare | Scoop.it

Often, children would rather play with cheaply available materials that they can use and adapt as they please, rather than expensive pieces of play equipment.


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Million children 'without father'

Million children 'without father' | Childcare | Scoop.it
A million children are growing up without a father in their lives, as the number of single parent families increases by 20,000 a year, a report says

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This is Seeds of Empathy

Seeds of Empathy is designed for early child care settings to foster social and emotional competence and early literacy skills and attitudes in children three to five years of age, while providing professional development for their educators.


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Relaxing childminding rules 'will worsen quality of care'

Relaxing childminding rules 'will worsen quality of care' | Childcare | Scoop.it
Controversial plans by ministers to allow childminders and nursery workers to look after greater numbers of children will lead to a "deterioration" in the quality of their care and will not help parents reduce their costs, an official report by the...

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More calls for books about non-white children - The Guardian

More calls for books about non-white children - The Guardian | Childcare | Scoop.it
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More calls for books about non-white children
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Byrne, who is half-Guyanese, said that growing up, it was impossible to find children's books featuring non-white characters.
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I do not agree that there are less books about non white people now. Maybe when Byrne was growing up this may have been true but now i feel that the ratios are leveling out as more people are aware or steryotyping and equality.

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Study reveals volunteering makes positive impact on people's health | SIGN UP TODAY, your health may depend on it!

Study reveals volunteering makes positive impact on people's health | SIGN UP TODAY, your health may depend on it! | Childcare | Scoop.it
A new study released today by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) and the Optum Institute finds that volunteering is linked to better physical, mental and emotional health.

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Kristymay's curator insight, March 28, 2015 1:51 AM

Volunteering is important in nourishing healthy communities. People who generously give up their time for a cause they are willing to support will not only strengthen our communities, but also provide self-fulfilment. This article states that volunteering can have health benefits for the volunteer, including positive impacts to a person’s physical, mental and emotional health, as well purpose. I currently volunteer for a not for profit emergency services organisation where I have been volunteering for the past six years and have progressed within this organisation from a community member to a deputy group leader. As volunteering is a choice and a choice of what a person can chose to do for their volunteering, I believe this article is correct in stating that there are positive health benefits for both the community and the individual. For myself, volunteering definitely gives me a sense of purpose and a sense of community. The right match can also help volunteers find friends, learn new skills, and even advance their career. Part of this article was drawing on a study that was conducted by two health organisations researching health benefits for volunteers in America. The findings stated 78% of volunteers reported a decrease in their stress levels through volunteering and 76% felt physically healthier. These findings also showed the benefits of volunteering to furthermore help strengthen the communities as well as having “real” positive health benefits for the volunteer. I chose this article because I value volunteering in our community and within the next five years, I would personally like to be a group leader. The health benefits of volunteering are positive for myself and this article reflects these health benefits. I wish everyone would look into helping strengthen our community through volunteering and the benefits to yourself will show in you newfound health.

GiveGo Travel's curator insight, April 6, 2015 6:33 AM

We already knew the benefits of volunteering included the boosting of your career options, personal development and learning of new skills all while helping others. NOW, HEALTH BENEFITS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO ARISE FROM VOLUNTEERING TOO!

Volunteer Centre Lewisham's curator insight, May 12, 2015 8:06 AM

Volunteering linked to better emotional and mental health. So why not start by registering to volunteer with us http://www.volunteercentrelewisham.org.uk/registration_form.php  or join one of our workshops https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-volunteering-workshop-tickets-15742771052

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Child obesity hospital admissions quadruple - Telegraph

Child obesity hospital admissions quadruple - Telegraph | Childcare | Scoop.it
The number of children being admitted to hospital for obesity related problems has quadrupled in less than a decade.

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Obesity is a serious issue that people need to be aware of and this article gives a insite to obesity and the rising numbers of it.

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Healthy Eating Habits for Teenagers | Tips healthy blog

Healthy Eating Habits for Teenagers | Tips healthy blog | Childcare | Scoop.it

Healthy Eating Habits for Teenagers – Eating helps teenagers to maintain enough energy for school, sports and other activities and achieve their full height potential. Most teenagers who live busy and full of life with ...


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Childcare tax breaks benefit the wealthy more than those on low incomes | Left Foot Forward

Childcare tax breaks benefit the wealthy more than those on low incomes | Left Foot Forward | Childcare | Scoop.it
The new childcare policy will do very little to help the millions of people who have already lost out under benefit cuts, but it will help those with joint incomes of just short of £300,000.

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Children prefer simple pleasures to organised trips, research finds - Telegraph

Children prefer simple pleasures to organised trips, research finds - Telegraph | Childcare | Scoop.it
Children would rather build dens in the garden and have water fights than go on expensive outings to theme parks.

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“Make Good Decisions” – A Powerful Way to Say Goodbye

“Make Good Decisions” – A Powerful Way to Say Goodbye | Childcare | Scoop.it
Changing the world 3 words at a time.

Via Cindy Maloff Terebush, CPC, CYPFC, LIttle Vikings 4K & Childcare
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Really good points made

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Cindy Maloff Terebush, CPC, CYPFC's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:08 PM

Share this article and join me in a quest to change our parting words to each other and our children.

Laura Fusselman Frenz's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:41 PM

Amazing advice!

Barbara Hunter's curator insight, July 3, 2013 2:35 PM

Conversation starter and an interesting metacognitive way to work on self-regulation skills.