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Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush: Toys Everywhere? Playroom a Mess? It's Okay!

Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush: Toys Everywhere? Playroom a Mess? It's Okay! | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it

When children walk away from an activity, they aren’t necessarily done. What learning do we prevent when we declare it done and make them put it away?


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I found this very interesting, and I like the approach.... however working in a nursery with limited spaces and time schedules makes this very difficult, if not impossible.... but I understand the concept, and am pondering how to incorporate this. 

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Nature-based Playgrounds

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Advice, design ideas and readings from Kidsafe WA


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Agree!  

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How to ensure your school can spot the signs of child abuse

How to ensure your school can spot the signs of child abuse | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it
Rigorous policies must be in place to help create a supportive culture in which teachers can report their concerns The serious case review into the ways in which four-year-old Daniel Pelka was failed by numerous agencies will have made devastating...

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It's too easy to miss the signs or even ignore the signs by being too busy or caught up in targets.  Prevention and intervent IS necessary!  Children need us to protect them and ensure their safety and well-being... children and their whole well-being and welfare should come above all else... we don't want to raise damanged children, but whole, healthy, happy children who grow into whole, happy, healthy adults.  

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Experts Agree! Really, Babies Don't Need To Read

Experts Agree! Really, Babies Don't Need To Read | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it
I received this caring mom’s comment in response to How To Help Your Baby Become A Math Genius (Or Not): I am a mother of a 17 month old girl and I had her

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communication, rhymes, stories, books and reading to and with children is so important....experiences,  PLAY,  encouragement, but what they don't need is pressure to perform... that can be damaging.  Love and encourage, support and guide, that's the best way.

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Montessori Management: Everything You Need to Run an Organization - The Genius in Children

Montessori Management: Everything You Need to Run an Organization - The Genius in Children | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it
Montessori management reveals many secrets of leadership and managing a good organization.

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I like the way Montessori work also.... allowing children to take time to learn and investigate and correct their own mistakes.... the tools and equipment they use are brilliant.  

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Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine

Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it

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Absolutely right... children are curious and can investigate and grow in their knowledge and understanding by following their interests,  which makes them smarter!  

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The Real Reasons Toddlers Push Limits

The Real Reasons Toddlers Push Limits | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it

Limit-pushing behavior can confound even the most attuned parent or caregiver. Why would our sweet darling throw her toy at us when we’ve just asked her not t


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Good insights to put into practice.  Wish I had known this when my children were toddlers!

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Playful Learning Spaces - Create a Literacy Table - One Perfect Day

Playful Learning Spaces - Create a Literacy Table - One Perfect Day | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it
This post is the third in our new bi-weekly series, Exploring Reggio, which we are presenting together with The Imagination Tree, An Everyday Story, Twodaloo and Learn With Play at Home.
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Some good ideas here for encouraging literacy, except I would not use captial letters,  only lower case for pre-schools, perhaps intergrating capital letters as the child progresses. 

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Nursery rhymes, important in learning to read, falling from favor - Philly.com

Nursery rhymes, important in learning to read, falling from favor - Philly.com | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it

Nursery rhymes, important in learning to read, falling from favor Philly.com As kids get older, reading-comprehension problems often are linked to weaknesses with vocabulary, and exposing toddlers to nursery rhymes that are playful with language...


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I work in a pre-school, and as the basis to learning, recognising letters and words, I use nursery rhymes.... something they know and can relate too.... it works really well, and children have progressed tremendously.

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18 Things Little Kids Know About Happiness

18 Things Little Kids Know About Happiness | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it

Little kids. They're sticky. They drip a lot. And they mess up our stuff. But we wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. We can't. We're actually not allowed. Most countries have very strict laws against it.


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Children are such good teachers....  if we had a heart like theirs, we would be more open to give and receive love, affection, and happiness. 

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Reggio Emilia: New way of learning

Reggio Emilia: New way of learning | Early Childhood, Learning & Development | Scoop.it

Education is often seen as synonymous with the acquisition of knowledge. Politicians regularly discuss and argue as to what knowledge is worthy of the curriculu


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I love the way Reggio works, and how adults and children work together around a theme that children love..

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Early Recognition Of Child Development Problems / Educational Video

Recognizing Child Development Problems / Educational Video. Public domain video courtesy of CDC. It's time to change how we view a child's growth. Do you kno...
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It's so important to recognize early signs so that we can enable children and parents to help children progress in life....  the earlier the better... denial or refusal will not help the child.... but early intervention is crucial.

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