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Kirby's Lane: A Place for Readers and Writers: From the Office of the Future of Reading

Kirby's Lane: A Place for Readers and Writers: From the Office of the Future of Reading | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
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"Your job as parents/caregivers is not to teach your child how to read (we do this at school) but instead to help encourage your child to want to read." ~ Carrie Gelson

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Books Change How a Child's Brain Grows | Wired Science | Wired.com

Books Change How a Child's Brain Grows | Wired Science | Wired.com | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Books and educational toys can make a child smarter, but they also influence how the brain grows, according to new research presented here on Sunday at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Via Sally DeCost, Deborah McNelis
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Deborah McNelis's comment, October 20, 2012 11:50 AM
A valuable article on important research. Continuing to share evidence of what is best for developing brains is essential to making a positive impact.
Audrey's comment, January 29, 2013 5:37 AM
I would agree. Do have a look at all the educational toys to be found on http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk
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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

Via Jon Samuelson
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Dawn Matheson's comment, May 20, 2013 8:29 AM
wow! This is super.
Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 20, 2013 8:32 AM

For those who want eductional products, but don't know how to "decide what's best," bookmark this one!

alice joan's comment, May 20, 2013 9:39 AM
wow,nice app
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let the children play: they play, but do they write?

let the children play: they play, but do they write? | Moms & Parenting | Scoop.it

In a play-based curriculum every day provides endless opportunities to learn about print in meaningful situations. So lets keep on providing the best practice for young children in their early childhood programs through play and not fall into the trap of thinking that play excludes literacy.


Via Jennifer Dodge - CCRC executive director
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Sue Atkins's curator insight, June 29, 2013 5:29 AM

The importance of #play