As a two decades plus veteran teacher of early childhood, a champion for children, having spent her recently-abruptly-ended career of over a quarter of a century in both PreK + Kindergarten classrooms, Susan has much to ....
Many low-income children lack the same access to technology as their more-advantaged peers. This Perspective explores the role of early childhood education in ensuring that low-income children can access technology and learn how to use it.
Cheap items like crates and buckets encourage children to be more active and creative than expensive play equipment, researchers have found. The findings are the result of a long-term study into the play differences of primary school children with access to different playgrounds. Introducing simple, everyday objects during recess and lunchtime can cut sedentary behavior by half, improve creativity and boost social and problem-solving skills, the research shows.
New approaches to kindergarten offer us a glimpse of what childhood used to be, and still could be—the modern re-creation of the children’s garden. If we looked to these examples, we might be able to rescue childhood.
Reduction in telomere length is associated with stress early on in life and may have a genetic component, researchers find. (RT @CTV_AvisFavaro: Stress in childhood shortens #telomeres - what are the implications?
As a child, I built a wonderful bond with Mother Nature. Nowadays, when I look at the empty playgrounds and parks near my house, I can tell a lot has changed since my childhood. My parents encouraged my friendship with Mother Nature by telling me to "go outside and play" on a daily basis. Where have all the children gone?
I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but that has little to do with the schooling I’ve had. I studied algebra, trig, calculus and various other maths in school, but I can’t recall ever facing a problem – even in my scientific research – that required those skills. What maths I’ve used was highly specialised and, as with most scientists, I learnt it on the job.
Humans are relatively adaptable beings which is why we are thriving not dying out like other species! Horrendous disasters such as the recent Philippines typhoon, the Boxing Day Tsunami, the nuclear...