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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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10 Tips on How to Create a Healthy Active-Play Environment for Your Kids

10 Tips on How to Create a Healthy Active-Play Environment for Your Kids | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Turn your home into a haven for active play—no backyard required.
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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 | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | 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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After the school day in Finland, play and more play | Youth Today

After the school day in Finland, play and more play | Youth Today | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | 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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5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy and Active ~ BCGA Triple Play #TriplePlay10 - A Heart Full of Love

5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy and Active ~ BCGA Triple Play #TriplePlay10 - A Heart Full of Love | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Did you know that 3/4 of kids don't get enough exercise? Here are 5 tips to get them moving. http://t.co/vY9bvMdcNJ #TriplePlay10 #IC #ad
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More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids : Shots - Health News : NPR

More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids : Shots - Health News : NPR | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.
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The Importance of Getting Active After School | Play

The Importance of Getting Active After School | Play | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Four easy ways to build more physical activity into the hours after school.
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Research says 'play value' gap exists between playgrounds in affluent and ... - Medical Xpress

Research says 'play value' gap exists between playgrounds in affluent and ... - Medical Xpress | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
The play value of parks, playgrounds and open play spaces is higher in affluent communities than in nonaffluent communities, according to research from occupational therapy students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health...
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21 fun and active games for kids to play on the beach | Active For Life

21 fun and active games for kids to play on the beach | Active For Life | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Summer mean beach weather, and this great list of playful activities will help keep your kids engaged and having fun, while simultaneously enabling them to develop all sorts of valuable movement skills.
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K & Preschool Teachers: Last Stand in War on Childhood?

K & Preschool Teachers:  Last Stand in War on Childhood? | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Kindergarten and preschool teachers everywhere are struggling to preserve play.
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Active Learning Through Messy Play | Childhood101

Active Learning Through Messy Play | Childhood101 | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Children are active learners and learn through play. Messy play is particularly valuable because it stimulates many of their senses at once. They can feel, smell, see, and sometimes even taste the consequences of their messy active play.
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Learning How To Fail

Learning How To Fail | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
When I teach classes on Positive Psychology, I ask postgraduate students to share a life event that was difficult for them—a crisis, possibly, or …
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12 Gifts that Will Keep Kids Actively Playing

12 Gifts that Will Keep Kids Actively Playing | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
You want to get them something they will play with for longer than a few minutes and won't fall apart! Here are 12 ideas that will keep them engaged and last the test of time.
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Active Recess - Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Active Recess - Brainerd Daily Dispatch | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
When I ask my school-age grandchildren, "What is your favorite part of the school day?" they immediately and enthusiastically answer, "RECESS!"

Just in case...
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ACTIVE LIFE: Important for both kids and adults to find time for play - Nanaimo News Bulletin

ACTIVE LIFE: Important for both kids and adults to find time for play - Nanaimo News Bulletin | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
NANAIMO – City’s parks, playgrounds and trails offer variety of ways to stay active while having fun.
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Physically Active Kids See Fewer Fractures | Medpage Today

Physically Active Kids See Fewer Fractures | Medpage Today | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
The risk of broken bones after 8 years of increased exercise was cut by half
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5 reasons why you should make active play with your kids a habit

5 reasons why you should make active play with your kids a habit | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Here's why playing with your kids is an investment for the future.
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The Quietly Rebellious Teacher

The Quietly Rebellious Teacher | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
I’m a teacher. I believe in rules, structure, and consistency. To a point.
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Play based workouts: Get fit, have fun!

Play based workouts:  Get fit, have fun! | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
When is the last time you hung from monkey bars or climbed a tree?
What about the last time you chased after friends at full speed or laughed till it hurt?
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Pennington hopes to help kids get active with 'Play Streets' - WAFB.com

Pennington hopes to help kids get active with 'Play Streets' - WAFB.com | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
It is being billed as a way to keep kids safe and promote outdoor and physical activity. Saturday, the Pennington Biomedical and other local organizations launched the pilot version of Play Streets. 
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Active Outdoor Play—With its Risks—Good for Kids | Evergreen

Active Outdoor Play—With its Risks—Good for Kids | Evergreen | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
Evergreen supports Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play
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Instilling Compassion, Kindness in Kids

Instilling Compassion, Kindness in Kids | Parents & Children, Learn & Play | Scoop.it
When I read the story of the three little pigs to my daughter, who was two years old at the time, I noticed a peculiarly uncomfortable look on her …
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