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Creating awareness of the impact we can all easily have on optimal brain development for ALL children.
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www.prekandksharing.blogspot.com

www.prekandksharing.blogspot.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

I have created a post of a RAINBOW of needs all children want all adults to know. This is rainbow leads to something better than a pot of gold at the end and it doesn’t depend on luck!  Having these eight needs met will contribute to a happy life with a healthy and well developed brain!

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Up Down and All Around ~ Kids Who Fidget and Move

Up Down and All Around ~ Kids Who Fidget and Move | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Frequently children get into trouble at home and in school because they move too much. They fidget, fall off chairs, or leave their seats when they are expected
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 This understanding so important and so helpful for many educators and parents. ... but best of all benefits children!

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Books Change How a Child's Brain Grows | Wired Science | Wired.com

Books Change How a Child's Brain Grows | Wired Science | Wired.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Books and educational toys can make a child smarter, but they also influence how the brain grows, according to new research presented here on Sunday at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Via Sally DeCost
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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's comment, October 20, 2012 11:50 AM
A valuable article on important research. Continuing to share evidence of what is best for developing brains is essential to making a positive impact.
Audrey's comment, January 29, 2013 5:37 AM
I would agree. Do have a look at all the educational toys to be found on http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk
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Unstructured Play (and Why Your Kids Need More of It This Summer) | MomsTeam

Unstructured Play (and Why Your Kids Need More of It This Summer) | MomsTeam | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Kicker: Play PaysRider: Six reasons why free play is so important If you're like many parents, your child's summer may already be booked up with "enriching activities." Maybe you're shipping him off to a rigorous math...
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: The Best Valentine's Day Gift for Your Child: Love and Play

Early Childhood Brain Insights: The Best Valentine's Day Gift for Your Child: Love and Play | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

It really is that easy and inexpensive to give your child the best Valentine’s Day present, a parents love and interactive play. This is what a developing brain needs most.

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Power of playtime: Single mothers can reduce stress by playing, engaging with children

Power of playtime: Single mothers can reduce stress by playing, engaging with children | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
A group of researchers is studying ways to help single mothers improve their relationship with their children.
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"Among many of their findings, they have discovered that single mothers who engage with children in daily activities -- such as reading stories or playing games -- may experience lower levels of stress."

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Parenting with Baby Brain Insights: How to Use Music! - Character Building from KidsDiscuss.com

Parenting with Baby Brain Insights: How to Use Music! - Character Building from KidsDiscuss.com | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
My Baby Brain Loves Music! If you're a parent and your baby could tell you how music helps his brain, would you listen? Our expert parenting author, Deborah McNelis, has written the most practical information with simple activities entitled, Brain...
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Biggest health problem facing American kids? Inactivity

Biggest health problem facing American kids? Inactivity | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Lack of exercise tops the list of the biggest concerns about kids' health, according to a new survey of American adults.
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Don't Let Your Preschoolers Forget How To Play

Don't Let Your Preschoolers Forget How To Play | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
As hard as it is to believe, there are children as young as 4 or 5 already showing signs of stress and burn-out because parents and teachers are misinformed...
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In Search of More Play in Kindergarten – and More Solid Research on What’s Happening There | New America Blogs

In Search of More Play in Kindergarten – and More Solid Research on What’s Happening There | New America Blogs | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Until we have a large, national study using independent observers and employing sound, consistent methodologies for collecting information, using words like "crisis" only blurs the picture, making it hard to make helpful distinctions between classrooms that veer too far to "anything goes" chaos, those that rely too much on didactic "repeat after me" lessons and those where strong, innovative teachers have learned that playtime and learning go hand-in-hand.


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Judy's comment, September 18, 2012 11:48 PM
I agree with the author that there has to be a balance in the classroom. I also believe that play experience lead to learning experiences. Allowing students to communicate with each other is so important. Today I observed in a Kindergarten class for over two hours. At no time where the students allowed to talk or collaborate with each other. The class has a nonverbal student that would benefit greatly from structured play experiences.
Judy's comment, September 18, 2012 11:48 PM
I agree with the author that there has to be a balance in the classroom. I also believe that play experience lead to learning experiences. Allowing students to communicate with each other is so important. Today I observed in a Kindergarten class for over two hours. At no time where the students allowed to talk or collaborate with each other. The class has a nonverbal student that would benefit greatly from structured play experiences.
Teach Preschool's comment, January 18, 2013 1:40 PM
That's horrible Judy! So sad to know that Kindergarten children are being told to sit and quietly work. Kindergarten age children need to talk, collaborate, play, explore, examine, predict, test, and more! I sure hope you were able to observe some different Kindergarten programs!