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Set bedtime helps children learn: study

Set bedtime helps children learn: study | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Going to bed at different times every night throughout early childhood may disrupt healthy brain development and learning, research has found.
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Authentic Children’s Work

Authentic Children’s Work | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
To me, one of many things that separates the pros from the joes is if they can distinguish authentic children’s work. Can you?
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How Preschool Can Make You Smarter and Healthier — NOVA Next | PBS

How Preschool Can Make You Smarter and Healthier — NOVA Next | PBS | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Just two years of preschool can stay with people for decades, making them healthier, more intelligent adults.
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Philip Pullman: children need the freedom to take risks

Philip Pullman: children need the freedom to take risks | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
The pressure on children to succeed in exams is an awful imprisonment and means many are missing out on the freedom to explore, says the author
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25 Cool Reading Games For Kids: The Ultimate List!

25 Cool Reading Games For Kids: The Ultimate List! | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Check out these insanely fun and interactive reading games. We've hand picked the best games from around the web. Super simple, free and tons of fun!
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Changing Education Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson presented this video in 2010. It is at the heart of my decision to retire sooner rather than later. Have another listen.
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Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor

Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Beyond Gross & Fine Motor... introducing a new way to look at early childhood movement & learning! http://t.co/zVAora1GMn #ece
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Retirement – Making the Decision

Retirement – Making the Decision | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Grab a cup of tea before starting this long and rambling post. No, really, it’s long and provided lots of nice reflection time for me.
Every educator has a long range goal of retirement. Our thinking and planning take us in many directions.
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Those Childhood Piano Lessons Are Good For Your Brain

Those Childhood Piano Lessons Are Good For Your Brain | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
If you enjoyed (or suffered through) music lessons as a child, listen up!

Being trained in music before age 7 could hold major brain benefits, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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When Parents Invade Childhood

Trust is essential to raising capable, happy, self-confident children.  Full blog 
The post When Parents Invade Childhood appeared first on Play Scotland.
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A Love Letter for Early Childhood Teachers: You are SO Valuable | Not Just Cute

A Love Letter for Early Childhood Teachers: You are SO Valuable | Not Just Cute | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
"A Love Letter for ECTs" by @NotJustCute http://t.co/GFEof0Aphs. One of my fave blogs, a post I've returned to more than once. #edchat #ece
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Bring Back the Lost Art of Tinkering

Bring Back the Lost Art of Tinkering | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
By Peter Sims In March, a Manhattan mother, Nicole Imprescia, sued her 4-year old daughter’s private preschool for failing to “prepare her daug
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New NGSS Resources on the NGSS@NSTA site

Perhaps you are like me and for the past several months you’ve been checking the Next Generation Science Standards on the NSTA site.
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I've Said it Before, and I'll Say it Again

I've Said it Before, and I'll Say it Again | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Reading David Kohn's "Let the Kids Learn Through Play" this morning, my child advocate's voice asserted itself loudly in my head, greatly surprising me since I'm facing the last week of kindergarten, a time when many teachers are near collapse from...
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THE UNSAFE CHILD: Less Outdoor Play is Causing More Harm than Good | Children & Nature Network

THE UNSAFE CHILD: Less Outdoor Play is Causing More Harm than Good | Children & Nature Network | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Why Self-Regulation Skills Improve Kids Attention and Impulse Control • Movement and Self regulation skills for early childhood education

Why Self-Regulation Skills Improve Kids Attention and Impulse Control • Movement and Self regulation skills for early childhood education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Self-regulation, the ability to monitor and manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, is the foundation for all other learning.

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Turning Early Childhood Educators Into Lifelong Learners: 5 Simple Reminders - MemberHub

Turning Early Childhood Educators Into Lifelong Learners: 5 Simple Reminders - MemberHub | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Last week I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Becky Bailey, creator of Conscious Discipline, deliver the keynote address at the NCaeyc Annual Conference.
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Put your favorite children’s book in a discovery bottle!

Put your favorite children’s book in a discovery bottle! | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I am joining a few of my fellow bloggers today to bring you some new ideas for making Affordable and Amazing Discovery Bottles!
I have been making a new collection of discovery bottles this year which I call Literacy Discovery Bottles.
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Beyond Education Wars

Beyond Education Wars | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
K-12 education is an exhausted, bloodsoaked battlefield. Let’s shift some of the reformist passions to early childhood.
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Authentic Children’s Work

Authentic Children’s Work | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
To me, one of many things that separates the pros from the joes is if they can distinguish authentic children’s work. Can you?
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NGSS Videos on Teaching Channel

The Teaching Channel has just published a series of 4 videos to support our understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards.
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A possible link between early probiotic intervention and the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders later in childhood: a randomized trial. - PubMed - NCBI

A possible link between early probiotic intervention and the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders later in childhood: a randomized trial. - PubMed - NCBI | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Pediatr Res. 2015 Mar 11. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.51. [Epub ahead of print]
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Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
"The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests...
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Children are deprived of mud, fun and sandcastles

Children are deprived of  mud, fun and sandcastles | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
A GENERATION of children are spending less than half the time playing outdoors than their parents did.
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