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It’s Not Just Child’s Play: Nature’s Powerful Effect on Children’s Well-Being

It’s Not Just Child’s Play: Nature’s Powerful Effect on Children’s Well-Being | holistic | Scoop.it
Let us not forget our deep and intrinsic connection to the natural world - a bond that can motivate, sustain, and inform all our efforts.
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Manchester pioneering joined-up childcare strategy

Manchester pioneering joined-up childcare strategy | holistic | Scoop.it
Early intervention scheme that targets new mothers lauded by Labour as way forward on tighter budget Lucy Powell is fighting back tears as she hears the story of a young single mother whose children would have been taken into care but for the...
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Should there be a total ban on smacking in Britain?

Should there be a total ban on smacking in Britain? | holistic | Scoop.it
The children's commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, has called for a closing of the legal loophole that allows for 'reasonable chastisement', and for a total ban under which parents could face criminal action if they hit their children.
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Children Tend to Accommodate Abuse By Parents, Study Suggests - Nature World News

Children Tend to Accommodate Abuse By Parents, Study Suggests - Nature World News | holistic | Scoop.it
Nature World News Children Tend to Accommodate Abuse By Parents, Study Suggests Nature World News Children who are abused by their parents tend to accommodate it, especially if the abuse is physical rather than sexual, a new study published in the...
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Purdue urges parents to ignore toy gender roles - Post-Tribune

Purdue urges parents to ignore toy gender roles - Post-Tribune | holistic | Scoop.it
Purdue urges parents to ignore toy gender roles
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Holloway is advocating that parents throw away traditional gender roles when choosing toys, and instead examine the value a toy can have in inspiring children to build or create something.
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Breast-fed children top the class: By age of five they show better academic development than those given formula, claim researchers

Breast-fed children top the class: By age of five they show better academic development than those given formula, claim researchers | holistic | Scoop.it
A team led by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford said the study proved that breastfeeding children for longer periods could improve their performance at primary school.
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Class for tots includes lots of social interaction, learning activities - Arizona Daily Star

Class for tots includes lots of social interaction, learning activities - Arizona Daily Star | holistic | Scoop.it
Class for tots includes lots of social interaction, learning activities
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The children and adults are involved in free play, outdoors activities, a snack, plus art and story time, she said.
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Sensory Motor Development - Learning Through Movement (CCB1004)

There are so many parents working today, they are in a hurry to get their children to day care. Many children are unable to dress themselves or allowed to pu...
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Parents play a crucial role in building their child's self-confidence - PennLive.com

Parents play a crucial role in building their child's self-confidence - PennLive.com | holistic | Scoop.it
Parents play a crucial role in building their child's self-confidence
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Peterman explained that it's during stage two that children start to develop self-esteem based on their accomplishments, specifically during potty-training.
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The whistleblower's story

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Paul Harris and Martin Bright investigate how a 12-year-old saga of child abuse and cover-ups has returned to haunt Children's Minister Margaret Hodge.
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Now's the time to end the boys' and girls' toys gender divide - Telegraph.co.uk

Now's the time to end the boys' and girls' toys gender divide - Telegraph.co.uk | holistic | Scoop.it
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Now's the time to end the boys' and girls' toys gender divide
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The toys and trinkets we give children are so much more than playthings: they inspire their imaginations and nurture their learning.
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Raise Your Play IQ – Brain building through repeat experiences - Positively Naperville

Raise Your Play IQ – Brain building through repeat experiences - Positively Naperville | holistic | Scoop.it
Positively Naperville Raise Your Play IQ – Brain building through repeat experiences Positively Naperville As a matter of fact, the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Harvard University tells us that early experiences can have a...
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Do you think pre-school education is letting down children? - gulfnews.com

Do you think pre-school education is letting down children? - gulfnews.com | holistic | Scoop.it
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Do you think pre-school education is letting down children?
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According to the Montessori education system, children learn through playing and making use of toys in order to learn the alphabet and numbers.
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Replacing screen time with mud pies and stick sculptures - OnEarth Magazine

Replacing screen time with mud pies and stick sculptures - OnEarth Magazine | holistic | Scoop.it
Replacing screen time with mud pies and stick sculptures OnEarth Magazine In his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods, which introduced the world to the term “nature-deficit disorder,” journalist Richard Louv argued that children need to unplug from...
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Labour sets its sights on free childcare for all

Labour sets its sights on free childcare for all | holistic | Scoop.it
Ed Miliband to say he will prioritise childcare if he becomes PM as shadow minister advocates universal provision over long term
Labour is to pursue the policy of universal childcare for all pre-school children in the runup to the general election.
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A heavy-handed way to keep children safe

A heavy-handed way to keep children safe | holistic | Scoop.it
I DON'T want people to choke on their Christmas leftovers when they read this, but I have a bit of a confession. I have accessed the websites of ChildLine, the NSPCC and the Samaritans in the past...
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Longer breastfeeding is linked with better cognitive skills in children - Tacade.com

Longer breastfeeding is linked with better cognitive skills in children - Tacade.com | holistic | Scoop.it
According to the researchers, longer breastfeeding will lead to better health of the children. In particular, those children, who were breastfed for more than half a year are more likely to have better cognitive ability.
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Pre-schoolers learn little from 'educational' TV unless parents do one simple ... - Vanderbilt University News

Pre-schoolers learn little from 'educational' TV unless parents do one simple ... - Vanderbilt University News | holistic | Scoop.it
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Pre-schoolers learn little from 'educational' TV unless parents do one simple ...
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... in your preschooler's favorite TV show invite her to interact, play and learn.
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Learning Through Play – a Child's Job | Education by play

Positive play experiences develop positive emotional well-being. Through play and imagination, a child can fulfill wishes and overcome fears of unpleasant experiences. Play helps the child master the environment.
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Two-thirds of single parents skipping meals to feed children, study finds

Two-thirds of single parents skipping meals to feed children, study finds | holistic | Scoop.it
Gingerbread says fifth of lone parents are at least £100 a month worse off since benefit reforms were introduced in April 2013 (RT @Shellspeare: Two-thirds of single parents skipping meals to feed children
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Outside play good for children - Herald & Review

Outside play good for children - Herald & Review | holistic | Scoop.it
Outside play good for children
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Children gain important social-emotional learning, language learning and cognitive growth from their experiences of playing outside.
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Dave the parent's curator insight, December 21, 2013 5:39 PM

No surprises here!  Recommended 60 minutes of moderate outdoor activity EVERY day.  I know that my girls (5 and 7) would be meeting that, how many others can say the same?  It's a sociatal shift which will show more and more bad outcomes in the future.

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More than child's play - Daily News & Analysis

More than child's play - Daily News & Analysis | holistic | Scoop.it
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More than child's play
Daily News & Analysis
This kind of play, while being safe, helps boost fitness levels using fun activities. It boosts physical, mental, emotional, and social skills.
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No 10's plan to cap benefit at two children: New mothers with three children ... - Daily Mail

No 10's plan to cap benefit at two children: New mothers with three children ... - Daily Mail | holistic | Scoop.it
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We pay too much attention to tests and not enough to bringing out the best in ... - WalesOnline

We pay too much attention to tests and not enough to bringing out the best in ... - WalesOnline | holistic | Scoop.it
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We pay too much attention to tests and not enough to bringing out the best in ...
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Here are some facts.
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It's playtime: The importance of play for your child's development - India.Com Health

It's playtime: The importance of play for your child's development - India.Com Health | holistic | Scoop.it
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It's playtime: The importance of play for your child's development
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I know that studies are important, but can't learning happen through play? Why does it need to be only through books?
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