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One-inch water play

One-inch water play | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
I rarely meet a preschool age child that doesn't enjoy water play. Although any kind of water play ultimately leads to wet kids, the benefits of water play far outweigh the hassle of mopping up wet floors or changing out wet clothing...

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Schemas in Children’s Play

Schemas in Children’s Play | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
Written by Clare Caro Schemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can...
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10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play | NAEYC For Families

10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play | NAEYC For Families | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
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10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play | NAEYC For Families

10 Things Every Parent Should Know about Play | NAEYC For Families | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
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Connecting with nature helps kids in the classroom

Connecting with nature helps kids in the classroom | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
From outdoor clubs to forest schools, kids are rediscovering their wild sides, and improving their learning, too.
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Standing Up for Children and Childhood: If Not YOU, Then Who? | Not Just Cute

Standing Up for Children and Childhood: If Not YOU, Then Who? | Not Just Cute | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
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How three innovative early childhood programs from across the country are making a difference

How three innovative early childhood programs from across the country are making a difference | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
In 14 years these preschoolers will graduate from high school. Their learning experiences before age six will have a surprising impact on their future succes...
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12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play | Michele Borba

12 (Not So) Surprising Benefits of Play | Michele Borba | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
Parenting expert, Dr. Michele Borba, describes 12 reasons why today's over-scheduled, over-supervised, plugged in, too stressed kids need to play.
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Embracing Boredom - Chronogram

Embracing Boredom - Chronogram | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
“Chronogram Embracing Boredom Chronogram Bolt, who has a master's degree in early childhood education, assures that boredom is not usually a sustained state for children, but she knows how difficult it can be for parents to maintain trust that their...”
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Comment: At what age are children ready for school? - SBS (blog)

Comment: At what age are children ready for school? - SBS (blog) | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
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Comment: At what age are children ready for school?
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What age are children ready for formal instruction? What kinds of programming should children receive preceding formal school? 

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School Starting Age | One-Eighty

School Starting Age | One-Eighty | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
A recent letter signed by around 130 early childhood education experts, including myself, published in the Daily Telegraph (11 Sept 2013) advocated an extension of informal, play-based pre-school provision and a delay to ...
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The entry age debate continues. Play-based versus early literacy instruction. What does the research say? 

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The decline of play: Peter Gray at TEDxNavesink - YouTube

In this talk, Dr. Peter Gray compellingly brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but, over...
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5 Mistakes Teachers Make the 1st Week of School - PreKinders

5 Mistakes Teachers Make the 1st Week of School - PreKinders | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
Avoid these 5 mistakes preschool teachers make during the first week of school. Make your first week a little less stressful.
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Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says - US News - U.S. News & World Report

Poverty May Hinder Kids' Brain Development, Study Says - US News - U.S. News & World Report | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
“Reduced gray matter, lower test scores reported for poor children”
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Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes - 9&10 News

Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes - 9&10 News | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
“New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.”
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Perhaps this study could lead o evidence on why we need smaller class sizes for young children? 30 Kindergarten students is NOISY......more studies needed!!
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Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
Project- and play-based learning are essential in the early grades to develop creative learning dispositions during the brain's most active period of synaptic growth.
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communityplaythings.com - Learning Through Play by David Elkind, PhD

communityplaythings.com - Learning Through Play by David Elkind, PhD | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
All too often we mistakenly project our grown-up conception of play onto the play of children. (Rethinking Play: How Do Children Really Learn?
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How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
AFWI brings together leading scientists, policy makers and health care professionals in the related fields of early brain development and addiction.

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From Themes to Play-based Emergent Curriculum – Where to Begin ...

From Themes to Play-based Emergent Curriculum – Where to Begin ... | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
Play + Inquiry. David Hawkins who along with his wife Frances, an early childhood educator, were “committed to the idea that in order to best serve children, teachers need to be dedicated learners as well (Lynch, Shaffer, ...
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Abu Dhabi courses teach play is great way to learn - The National

Abu Dhabi courses teach play is great way to learn - The National | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
Abu Dhabi courses teach play is great way to learn
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ABU DHABI // New courses emphasising the crucial role of free and guided play in early childhood education will begin this autumn at the Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE).
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Play-based versus Academic instruction in Early Childhood debate engaged educators in Abu Dhabi. 

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Play and Learn: A Unique Approach to School Readiness « Clayton ...

Play and Learn: A Unique Approach to School Readiness « Clayton ... | Play-based Learning | Scoop.it
Play and Learn facilitators (PL): Play and Learn is a free program for families with children birth to three that consists of adult-child activity sessions, which meet twice a week to focus on themes in early childhood development.
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This appears to be a great structure for programming for young children with the inclusion of parents and parent education. It would be wonderful to see more programs following this model.

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