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knowledge and imagination | kid lit cove

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Even kids who aren't playing computers all the time but are ferried from one structured activity to the next are at rick of losing their creativity. Kids need unstructured time to learn how to entertain themselves, problem solve and ...
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Stories about why play is good for kids and their development with a focus of under 8's
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#1 - Charlotte, NC - Top 10 Libraries for Children | Livability

#1 - Charlotte, NC - Top 10 Libraries for Children | Livability | Kids Play Around | Scoop.it

R The Joe & Joan Martin Center in Charlotte, NC, got the most mention alongside phrases such as "excellent programs and environments for kids." This colorful, 102,000-square-foot facility opened in 2005 to serve area youth of all ages.

Since ImaginOn is a partnership between the Children's Theatre of Charlotte and Charlotte Mecklengburg Library, both the programming and the facility itself instill appreciation for drama and literature. When entering the facility, children marvel at the central StoryLab area, an interactive exhibit space featuring a three-story sculpture called the Story Jar. Surrounding the Story Jar is Stage Play, which consists of several installations allowing kids to explore different aspects of theater.


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This Melbourne company's secret to success? Cardboard boxes - SmartPlanet.com (blog)

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This Melbourne company's secret to success? Cardboard boxes
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Justin explains that Makedo (pronounced “make do”) is about taking an unstructured approach to play and creativity. “The idea of using ...
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The Curious Corner - Sunshine Coast Council - Library

The Curious Corner - Sunshine Coast Council - Library | Kids Play Around | Scoop.it
The Curious Corner is a space within the children’s library designed to encourage curious ideas. The space offers children and parents the freedom to experiment and play with objects and ideas. The Curious Corner will provide the opportunity for children to tinker, think and invent. In the Curious Corner children can build something familiar out of the unfamiliar or create something unexpected out of the expected
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knowledge and imagination | kid lit cove

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Even kids who aren't playing computers all the time but are ferried from one structured activity to the next are at rick of losing their creativity. Kids need unstructured time to learn how to entertain themselves, problem solve and ...
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Go Play Outside Kids: Five Benefits of Unstructured Play | More Time ...

Go Play Outside Kids: Five Benefits of Unstructured Play | More Time ... | Kids Play Around | Scoop.it
Creativity is the number one trait companies look for when hiring a CEO. Free, imaginative play produces leaders who can think for themselves and think outside of the box. ... Kids learn to cooperate.
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#5 - Iowa City, IA - Top 10 Libraries for Children | Livability

#5 - Iowa City, IA - Top 10 Libraries for Children | Livability | Kids Play Around | Scoop.it

If your child suddenly disappears in Iowa City Public Library in Iowa City, IA, chances are they've camped out in the Book Nook. Created almost entirely out of hundreds of children's books, the nook is cozy, colorful and the perfect place to curl up with a good read. The library's Children's Room also features art that changes seasonally as well as multicolored walls. 

In 2011, Iowa City Public Library made its summer reading program shine even brighter by bringing in local celebrity Dan Wardell, who hosts Iowa Public Television's Kids Clubhouse. Visiting the library as part of his Summer Reading Road Trip, Wardell hosted two story time events.

 


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About Play | The Strong

About Play | The Strong | Kids Play Around | Scoop.it
Everyone needs play. It is essential to learning, creativity, and discovery. It guides physical, intellectual, and social development. It drives innovation, increases productivity, and contributes to healthier lives. Children playing on playgrounds learn to incorporate found objects and put them to novel uses, develop creative pretend and dramatic play scenarios, and build on the ideas of others. Inventors draw on these same skills to make imaginative and unlikely connections that lead to exciting new products or important medical and technical advances.
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Library Design. Spaces To Grow - Library Journal

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Year in Architecture 2012: Spaces To Grow  Library JournalArtwork from Ashley Bryan's book Let It Shine brightens the Play, Learn and Grow children's area at the new Warrensville Heights Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH.

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Year in Architecture 2012: Waves of the Future [8 Photo Galleries] - Library Journal

Year in Architecture 2012: Waves of the Future [8 Photo Galleries] - Library Journal | Kids Play Around | Scoop.it
Year in Architecture 2012: Waves of the Future [8 Photo Galleries]Library JournalThis year's library architectural landscape encompasses combination spaces, meticulous renovations and restorations, and innovative thinking in the reuse of existing...

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Playing with children – how it helps them | Raising Children Network

Playing with children – how it helps them | Raising Children Network | Kids Play Around | Scoop.it
A discussion of the role of play in the learning and development of babies and children, and in bonding between parents and children.
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