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Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.
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Great article, Switzerland's approach to play in Kindergarten, with a focus on the outdoors. 

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Parentbooks Preschool & Kindergarten Booklist

Parentbooks Preschool & Kindergarten Booklist | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Book list for starting Kindergarten from @ParentbooksCa. 

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communityplaythings.com - Blog Landing

communityplaythings.com - Blog Landing | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Blog Landing
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Another interesting blog on the importance of play for pre-school/Kindergarten aged children. 

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Fun Activities for Practicing Self-Control

Fun Activities for Practicing Self-Control | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
In the picture above the kids are practicing self-control. They have to keep their hands on their knees and not pop any bubbles. VERY difficult but they are so proud when they are successful. We ta...
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Activities for teaching self-control in Kindergarten. Thanks @mattBgomez.

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Wonders in Kindergarten

Wonders in Kindergarten | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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This is another Kindergarten blog from an inspired teacher. 

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crayons, wands & building blocks

crayons, wands & building blocks | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
a journey through inquiry-based play
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A Reggio inspired blog. 

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Passionately Curious: Learning in a Reggio Inspired Kindergarten Environment: Thoughtful, Intentional, Provocations in FDK

Passionately Curious: Learning in a Reggio Inspired Kindergarten Environment: Thoughtful, Intentional, Provocations in FDK | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Interesting Kindergarten blog, great article and video on provocations. 

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Restoring Childhood Play | Alliance for Childhood

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Crisis In The Kindergarten:  Why Children Need To Play In School, this report  discusses how play time in US kindergartens has decreased and why play in Kindergarten important  to a child's development.  

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The simplest, cheapest way to give your child a healthy start: Read to them

The simplest, cheapest way to give your child a healthy start: Read to them | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Studies show encouraging reading at an early age leads to higher education and income, and better overall health
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The Association of American Pediatrics has released a policy statement on the importance of reading with your children. Reading together builds literacy skills,  is healthy and  also lots of fun. How can you argue with that!

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Think, Feel, Act: Lessons from research about young children

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Documentation videos from the Ontario Ministry of Education website. 

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The Passionate Classroom: What Will My Room Look Like?

The Passionate Classroom: What Will My Room Look Like? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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An inspired take at designing a Kindergarten classroom. 

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Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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A fun and whimsical Kindiergarten blog. Thanks  @gregsmedley. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Go Wild - Online and Offline Activities for Learning About Animals

Free Technology for Teachers: Go Wild - Online and Offline Activities for Learning About Animals | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Here's a resource for learning about animals. Thanks to @RangerRidley for the link. 

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If the environment is the third teacher what language does she speak? – ECE Educate - New Zealand Ministry of Education

If the environment is the third teacher what language does she speak? – ECE Educate - New Zealand Ministry of Education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
'If the environment is the third teacher what language does she speak?' article by Ann Pairman and Lisa Terreni (2001)
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Kindergarten environment  as the third teacher. 

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Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities

Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Check this Kindergarten blog for lots of interesting ideas. 

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Family Play, Family Well-Being | Alliance for Childhood

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This video talks about the  importance  of play to family well-being. 

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The Power of a Knowledge Building Circle | Learning As We Go!

The Power of a Knowledge Building Circle | Learning As We Go! | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Knowledge building circles ( or talking circles) are a great way for students to share their knowledge, to encourage curiosity and to build community. 

 

This article is well-written and does a great job of using theory to support practice. Read it!

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