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Let’s head outdoors and check out nature!

Let’s head outdoors and check out nature! | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Exploring the things we can do while going out on a nature walk with our nature checklists!
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Why play-based learning? (free article) | Early Childhood Australia

Why play-based learning? (free article) | Early Childhood Australia | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Play sometimes includes frustrations, challenges and fears; however enjoyment is a key feature; symbolic-play is often pretend, it has a 'what if?' quality. The play has meaning to the player that is often not evident to the educator; active-play ...
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Active play experiences help young children develop physical literacy | Active For Life

Active play experiences help young children develop physical literacy | Active For Life | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Physical literacy is fundamentally aligned with active play, and develops through curiosity, exploration, repetition to mastery, and confidence.
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Active Travel, Active Play – The Cycle Path

These videos were created with children who took part in Active Travel to School Week 2014. They told us all about their favourite places to play outside and...
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Prescription To Get Active - The Play Exchange

On January 9, 2015, CBC is holding a national challenge called The Play Exchange. Six different groups of Canadians have six cool ideas to help get our count...
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Research shows listening to different musical genres leaves lasting impact on brain

We all think of ourselves as multitaskers. But the ultimate American multitaskers may be the children of foreign-born parents. Every day, these hyphenated

Via Charles Tiayon
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Forest schools: fires, trees and mud pies

Forest schools: fires, trees and mud pies | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Patrick Barkham: Outdoor nurseries are sweeping the UK, their focus on fresh air and child-centred learning rather than testing. But can they prepare children for our technology-obsessed world?
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Opportunity for youngsters to play games and socialise at Active Sports Academy

Opportunity for youngsters to play games and socialise at Active Sports Academy | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
The holidays can often be a sedentary time, but kids can get moving at the Active Sports Academy Winter Holiday Camp to cap the year.
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Keeping Kids Active - KELOLAND TV

Keeping Kids Active - KELOLAND TV | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
When winter comes, the days get shorter and much
colder and that can be tough on kids.
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Prescription To Get Active - The Play Exchange

On January 9, 2015, CBC is holding a national challenge called The Play Exchange. Six different groups of Canadians have six cool ideas to help get our country active and healthy. The groups...
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The Hour of Code - WORLDWIDE - YouTube

Last year hundreds of organizations joined together to create fun introductions to programming for all to learn. This year the goal is to get 100 million par...
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6 things we learned about connecting kids with nature

6 things we learned about connecting kids with nature | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Why should we help children connect to the natural world? And how can we best do so? Cathy Jordan, University of Minnesota Extension specialist and associate professor of pediatrics in the Medical ...
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Let children play first, eat later

Let children play first, eat later | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
It will increase fruit and vegetable consumption, says study
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'Active Play, 60 Minutes Every Day' Summary Report | Active Play ...

'Active Play, 60 Minutes Every Day' Summary Report | Active Play ... | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
'Active Play, 60 Minutes Every Day' (APED) is a research project and intervention led by the Centre for Health Initiatives (CHI) and Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute (IERI) at the University of Wollongong.
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"Newton the New Kid" - PBS Kids: Betsy's Kindergarten Adv.

Betsy and friends learn that the best way to make a new friend is to be a friend. Also they learn regardless if they like something or not, willingness to tr...
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Dr Linda Papadopoulos' top tips on active play and emotional well-being

Make Time 2 Play Ambassador Dr Linda Papadopoulos' top tips on active play and emotional well-being.
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Christmas Activities - Gifts NOT Included

Christmas Activities - Gifts NOT Included | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Christmas activities take the focus from gifts to helping or including others. 10 family actives to stress less, bond more, and create goodwill
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"Let Kids Play in the Park" | by Jessica Culverhouse

"Let Kids Play in the Park" | by Jessica Culverhouse | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
In a recent NPR story on play, correspondent Jon Hamilton made the case that play is good for the developing brain. As a parent and former educator, I...
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Research and Innovation » Does play-based kindergarten help children academically?

Research and Innovation » Does play-based kindergarten help children academically? | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Some interesting research from our colleagues at UofT ~ Does play-based kindergarten help children academically? - http://t.co/L6n1CV60Ue
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Family 411: Nurturing creativity isn’t just for geniuses

Family 411: Nurturing creativity isn’t just for geniuses | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Creativity should be nurtured in every child, even though only a few may grow into geniuses, says a Vancouver Island expert on art education. Heather Pastro, professor of art education at . . .

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Fit4Skool - Primary Freepage

Fit4Skool - Primary Freepage | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Can you make time today to get your students up and active in class, just click play!! #edchatie #edchat #teachers http://t.co/xHAXrEyIbp
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Coding for Kindergarteners

Coding for Kindergarteners | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Lewis Walker's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:21 PM

Talk about early education, this sounds great.

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Why Is Play Important in Early Childhood Development?

Why Is Play Important in Early Childhood Development? | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Before you tell your child that you're too busy to play with her, or cancel a play date with her friends because you're not in the mood to supervise the little ones, consider that the ...
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Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
What a teacher bound by confidentiality can't tell other parents about the disruptive student in her class -- or what she is doing to make things better.
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poulingail's curator insight, November 21, 2014 8:41 PM

Let's read it again. We all say it in our heads.