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Thinking It Through

Thinking It Through | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
MM had the idea to make a tall castle on the block platform. As she began to build, she was joined by three friends, J, MC, and C, who asked what MM was doing. "I'm making a tall castle," MM told t...
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Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Learn how the numbers illustrate such concepts as the importance of early childhood to the learning, behavior, and health of later life and why getting things right the first time is easier and more effective than trying to fix them later.
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Education Health Nexus: Understanding play in early childhood and primary students through research and practice | igce.cdu.edu.au

Education Health Nexus: Understanding play in early childhood and primary students through research and practice | igce.cdu.edu.au | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
‘...for the EYLF to be implemented properly, all early childhood educators need to know what play is’ (Every Child, Early Childhood Australia) This symposium will illustrate the most current research on the relevance of play in Early Childhood (3-8...
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Is it Possible to Provide Academic Rigor ~Without~ Dramatic Play?

Is it Possible to Provide Academic Rigor ~Without~ Dramatic Play? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Being extremely busy at work while also spending the past two months battling allergies/sinus issues/bronchitis/the common cold/pneumonia has kept me away from blogging for quite some time.
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Virtual Visits With Experts In The Digital Human Library

Virtual Visits With Experts In The Digital Human Library | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Leigh Cassell, the founder of the Digital Human Library. I believe that geography should not be a barrier to great conversations and meaningful experiences for all students....
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Risk is essential to childhood – as are scrapes, grazes, falls and panic | Kate Blincoe

Risk is essential to childhood – as are scrapes, grazes, falls and panic | Kate Blincoe | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Children need to be exposed to risky play. For ‘helicopter parents’, this might be difficult - but kids need to learn to manage danger themselves
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Will.i.am sings What I Am

Will.i.am sings What I Am | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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This positive message helps the self image stay positive and kids ready to learn.

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Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences ... - Washington Post

Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences ... - Washington Post | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
'I know. You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid.
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­Math & Music for Early Learners: Make Music Part of Your Young Child’s Daily Routine

­Math & Music for Early Learners: Make Music Part of Your Young Child’s Daily Routine | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Parents, it's easy to make music a part of your child's learning in their earliest years, and it helps young brains develop math and problem-solving skills!
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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Tech and Young Children: U.S. Dept. of Ed Elevates Need for Guidance and PD

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Tech and Young Children: U.S. Dept. of Ed Elevates Need for Guidance and PD | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
ED kicks off conversation about tech in early childhood education. http://t.co/IlfZrKCpSW
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The Benefits of Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education

The Benefits of Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Dramatic play is defined by experts as a type of play where children assign and accept roles and act them out.
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Let's make a DEN! There's nothing more magical for children

Let's make a DEN! There's nothing more magical for children | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
No childhood is complete without making a den. Bel Mooney explains why this old-fashioned activity is the perfect escape from the world of technology - and a good example of hands-on parenting.
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Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Studies with wooden blocks show "that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition."
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Project Based Learning: Kindergarten Students Collaborate and Create

Project Based Learning: Kindergarten Students Collaborate and Create | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Kindergartners shouldn't be limited to crayons and text books. Bobbi Lynn Frensley shows how to conduct Project Based Learning, kindergarten style.
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The Power of Story in School Transformation

The Power of Story in School Transformation | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Educators should pay close attention to their students' and colleagues' stories and, through "storientation," use these shared feelings and expectations to create desired outcomes.
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If children lose contact with nature they won't fight for it | George Monbiot

If children lose contact with nature they won't fight for it | George Monbiot | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm
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Art in Early Childhood Education: Balance

Art in Early Childhood Education: Balance | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Balance. A key word in inspired teaching. Natural artistic expressions. Expanding upon invitations. Long-Term Projects. Space and enough time to wake up children's creative senses. Provocations. Invitations.
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After the school day in Finland, play and more play | Youth Today

After the school day in Finland, play and more play | Youth Today | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Finland made a splash in U.S. education circles several years ago after its students consistently posted top scores on international tests.
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Let's Give Them Something to Talk About! Supporting Oral Language Development in the Early Childhood Classroom - edWeb

Let's Give Them Something to Talk About! Supporting Oral Language Development in the Early Childhood Classroom - edWeb | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Children 'should play outside to save their sight' | UK | News | Daily Express

Children 'should play outside to save their sight' | UK | News | Daily Express | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
A LEADING eye expert has urged Scottish parents to get their children to play outside in order to save their eyesight.
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Why depriving your kids of toys is a great idea

In this new weekly series, writer Madeleine Somerville makes the case for having less, and enjoying life more
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Heavy schoolbags pose health threat to children, claims MP

Heavy schoolbags pose health threat to children, claims MP | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Liberal MP Luke Simpkins says it is scary that children are carrying more than 15% of their body weight and risking irreversible damage
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