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DIY fingerprint paint pads and bugs

DIY fingerprint paint pads and bugs | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
We love making fingerprint bugs and flowers and now we have a new fingerprint pad to help the process run more smoothly!
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SLPs in the Home: What’s Pot Got to Do with It?

SLPs in the Home: What’s Pot Got to Do with It? | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
In an effort to educate therapists on the new laws and our responsibility to inform our families of issues that may arise with recreational marijuana use, Jane Woodard, the executive director of Co...
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Spatial Awareness in Young Children

Spatial Awareness in Young Children | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Spatial awareness allows children to understand their location and the location of objects in relation to their own bodies. This article offers parents basic information about spatial awareness and young children.
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Imagination Playground - Playgrounds for Schools, Museums & Parks - Learning Library: Child Development Through Imaginative Play - Studies on Block Play | ImaginationPlayground.com

Imagination Playground - Playgrounds for Schools, Museums & Parks - Learning Library: Child Development Through Imaginative Play - Studies on Block Play | ImaginationPlayground.com | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Our learning library is the place to learn about the role of imagination and play in child development. Read more.
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8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains - - The Buffer Blog

8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains - - The Buffer Blog | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies. Since music is such a big part of our lives, I thought it would be interesting and useful to have a look at some of the ways we [...]
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Hey, Parents. What That IPad Is Doing to Your Kid Is Kind of Shocking.

Hey, Parents. What That IPad Is Doing to Your Kid Is Kind of Shocking. | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
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The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids

The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
German psychologists find people who were allowed to play freely as children have greater social success as adults.
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What Is Dyscalculia | Math Learning Disabilities Symptoms

What Is Dyscalculia | Math Learning Disabilities Symptoms | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Dyscalculia, sometimes known as “math dyslexia,” affects the ability to make sense of and work with numbers. Learn the symptoms of dyscalculia and ways to help.
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How nerve cells become myelinated.

How nerve cells become myelinated. | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
How nerve cells become myelinated.
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crossing midline

crossing midline | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
site provides activities parents can do at home with their child to develop fine motor skills. Crossing midline is an important developmental skill. It refers to the ability to reach across to the opposite side of the body with ease.
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Being Tested for LD in Adulthood | Do I Have LD? | Adults With LD

Being Tested for LD in Adulthood | Do I Have LD? | Adults With LD | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Learning disability testing & evaluation - Many adults who struggle to learn are not aware that they have learning disabilities. Once they have been tested and discover that they have learning disabilities, they often report feelings of relief.
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Delayed Auditory Processing

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Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid - The Artful Parent

Marble Easter Eggs with Kool-Aid - The Artful Parent | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
How to marble Easter eggs with Kool-Aid -- An easy Easter egg decorating technique for kids and adults alike. Plus the marbled Easter eggs are so lovely!
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Big Picture Thinking - Part of the Dyslexic Advantage?

Big Picture Thinking - Part of the Dyslexic Advantage? | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
What is 'big picture' thinking? Business consultant Andrew Sobel described it as:

1. Having a simple framework
2. Using analogies and metaphors
3. Developing multiple perspectives
4. Looking for patterns and commonalities


Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com
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Grant Writing Assistance

Playworks Narratives Sample Playworks’ Grant Narratives:  Use this sample narrative about Playworks to get started
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The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: 5 to 18 : nrich.maths.org

The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: 5 to 18 : nrich.maths.org | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
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In Print — Dr. Daniel J. Levitin

In Print — Dr. Daniel J. Levitin | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
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DIY Color Blocks

DIY Color Blocks | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
A tutorial for DIY color blocks for kids using a wooden tumbling towers game from the dollar store. They are perfect for light play and learning about colors! Come read how I made mine for only $3!
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Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that parents and teachers may be sending kids the wrong message.
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Sugar Aunts: Kool-Aid Puffy Paint Recipe and Activity for the book Little Blue and Little Yellow

Sugar Aunts: Kool-Aid Puffy Paint Recipe and Activity for the book Little Blue and Little Yellow | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Kool-Aid puffy paint smells amazing and is easy to make. This painting activity goes along with the book Little Blue and Little Yellow.
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Myelination: An Overlooked Mechanism of Synaptic Plasticity?

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PEDIATRIC NEURORADIOLOGY:

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Birch Tree Art & Help Reforest for Arbor Day

Birch Tree Art & Help Reforest for Arbor Day | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Embellished tree art for kids to make for Artbor Day! When you can't plant a tree for Artbor Day, paint some tree art!
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Formative Assessment:  Points to Consider for Policy Makers, Teachers, and Researchers

Formative Assessment:  Points to Consider for Policy Makers, Teachers, and Researchers | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is one area in early childhood education where policy is moving at lightning speed. There’s been a lot of support for the appropriateness of this approach to assessment for you...
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Finger Painting - Crossing the midline.

Finger Painting - Crossing the midline. | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
At the age of 3 & 4 many children still have problems with crossing the midline, some will swap hands when painting rather than be able to cross a page using the same hand. Here is a really good article on the subject http://www.kids-first.com.au/crossing-the-midline-helps-kids-learn/As usual we alw
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Kids' Electronic Media Use Linked with Poorer Well-Being

Kids' Electronic Media Use Linked with Poorer Well-Being | Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
The amount of time kids spend watching TV or playing electronic games may affect their well-being, such as their risk for emotional problems, in early childhood, a new study from Europe suggests.
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