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The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
A former Frog designer visualizes the literature on the importance of play for fostering creativity in children.
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Collaborating with a 4-year Old

Collaborating with a 4-year Old | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special ordered.  It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding hi...
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Why parents should leave their kids alone

Why parents should leave their kids alone | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
What if the best thing we could do for our children is just to leave them alone? Jay Griffiths on why modern parenting is making our children miserable
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Does Background Television Harm Child Development? | Education.com

Does Background Television Harm Child Development? | Education.com | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
New research says that background television may be affecting your child's development.
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Readiness: Not a State of Knowledge, but a State of Mind | NAEYC For Families

Readiness: Not a State of Knowledge, but a State of Mind | NAEYC For Families | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
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Writers Label Illustrations

Writers Label Illustrations | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
We learned that in some books pictures had labels around them to help the reader learn more about the topic. K1PA decided to try labeling together and what better thing to label than our class...
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Community Playthings | Reggio Emilia: An innovative approach to education

Community Playthings | Reggio Emilia: An innovative approach to education | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Reggio Emilia: A parent-sponsored approach has revolutionized the education of young children in Reggio Emilia.
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Image of a Child

Image of a Child | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

What is your image of a child?

How we view children depends on our place in time and our culture. Children have been variously viewed as a source of labour, as the wide-eyed innocent, as creatures to manage or control, and as beings that need to be trained properly to become the “right” kind of adult.

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Von Sawers's curator insight, February 7, 2013 11:00 PM

We need to consider within the culture we are steeped the "image of a child" We would probably not be happy about what we discover.

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Are We Over-Stimulating Young Children?

Are We Over-Stimulating Young Children? | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD. This article discusses the research of Dr. Dimitri Christakis, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. His studies link over-stimulation from early television watching to ADHD in later school life.
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Frog Design: The Four Secrets of Playtime That Foster Creative Kids

Frog Design: The Four Secrets of Playtime That Foster Creative Kids | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
This is the second post in a new series, produced by Frog Design, drawn from their publication, Design Mind. The theme of the current issue -- from...
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The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Even in first grade, says Kathy Cassidy, students need to learn new vocabulary, new tools to communicate & new ways to connect to the world.
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Children prefer simple pleasures to organised trips, research finds - Telegraph

Children prefer simple pleasures to organised trips, research finds - Telegraph | Early Years Education | 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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The 'schoolification' of early years

The 'schoolification' of early years | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
As a minister calls for more formal learning in England's nurseries, we look at what a 'schoolification' of early years would mean.
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Six-year-olds need to play more than they need to spell

Six-year-olds need to play more than they need to spell | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Susie Steiner: Play is essential for the development of small children. Yet it is pushed out of our educational system
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Teacher Tom: "We Know The Difference"

Teacher Tom: "We Know The Difference" | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Reflections on teaching and learning from preschoolers
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Gun-play on preschool: Where do you stand?

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How to Raise Decent Children without Spankings or Time-Outs

How to Raise Decent Children without Spankings or Time-Outs | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Long before I became a mother, before I entered the world of early childhood education, I had long conversations with friends about raising children, specifically, how to raise decent ones.  Conver...
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A look at the Reggio Approach

The Reggio teacher is unique because she offers herself to the process of co-construction of knowledge, she releases the traditional roles of a teacher and opens doors to new possibilities. She starts with the use of the child’s own theories, promotes disequilibrium, and helps the child to think about their thinking to facilitate new learning. (Seong Bock Hong 1998).

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zella said purple: authentic ways to embrace technology

zella said purple: authentic ways to embrace technology | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

There has been a great deal of talk about what is appropriate tech use for young children in the classroom. Hot topics around who has access (economic), how to address fairness (gender, timing, ability) and what is quality technology (software, resources, support).

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