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Free Stock Photos, Free Images

Free Stock Photos, Free Images | The power of Play | Scoop.it
FreePixels offers free high resolution stock photos for use in both personal and commercial design projects.

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Images to play with or use in your projects ;0)

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The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten

The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten | The power of Play | Scoop.it
One of the most distressing characteristics of education reformers is that they are hyper-focused on how students perform, but they ignore how students learn. Nowhere is this misplaced emphasis mor...

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Where is the real Play time in modern kindergarten, nursery, preschool today?

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TheEarlyYears's curator insight, February 19, 9:24 AM

Ask yourself when you plan: how much fun will they get out of this?

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20 Awesome DIY Science Projects to Do With Your Kids

20 Awesome DIY Science Projects to Do With Your Kids | The power of Play | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent and you want to do something educational and exciting with your kid, check out these 20 great science projects that are easy and fun!

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Science can be fun and parents can take part in interesting projects!

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Clegg makes fruit salad as government cracks down on fatty school dinners – video

Clegg makes fruit salad as government cracks down on fatty school dinners – video | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Nick Clegg says schools need more freedom to create healthy meals as he makes fruit salad with Lorraine Pascale
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What our children eat at school,  healthy?

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How to Make a Pinhole Camera

How to Make a Pinhole Camera | The power of Play | Scoop.it
The NASA/JPL Education Office works with educators -- both classroom teachers and informal educators -- to provide tools, resources and ideas for teaching Earth science, space science, mathematics and robotics.
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Why Is Physical Activity Important?

Why Is Physical Activity Important? | The power of Play | Scoop.it
@myplate: Being active produces long term health benefits. The more active you are, the greater the health benefits. http://t.co/G2emVgntco
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Are you and your children active?

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8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning - Daily Genius

8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning - Daily Genius | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we looked at some of the things that are weighing down teachers’ to-do lists during this back to school season. Some of the items that showed up on the list? Classroom set-up. Establishing activities for the first few days of school. Setting expectations for your classroom. Lesson planning. Community building. Figuring out how to …

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8 Back to school activities!

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James I.'s curator insight, August 16, 2014 5:57 PM

Get kids engaged and build relationships

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Sacramento Bastille Day celebrates French culture - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bastille Day celebrates French culture - Sacramento Bee | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Sacramento Bastille Day celebrates French culture Sacramento Bee Hundreds of people took to the streets outside the midtown restaurant district Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the French Revolution, celebrate French culture and sample food...
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Including children on cultural celebrations? Which celebrations and where?

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The Decline of Play and Rise of Mental Disorders: Peter Gray at TEDxNavesink - YouTube

In this talk, Dr. Peter Gray compelling brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but, overal...

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Link between the decline in Play and the gradual rise in mental disorders...talk by Dr Peter Gray

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 22, 2014 9:19 AM

the importance and need for play cannot be overemphasized.

The 4 Kids's curator insight, November 12, 2014 10:07 AM

Dr. Peter Gray discusses the decline in play, and gradual rise in mental disorders, and their apparent link.

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GroundWork Counseling - Child Therapy | What Is Play Therapy?

GroundWork Counseling located in Orlando, Florida offers a specialized approach to child counseling and child therapy. Counselors at GroundWork Counseling ut...

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What is Play Therapy and how does it work  as a special field/technique in child counselling and child therapy

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Lego Play Therapy Benefits Children with Autism

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Lego Play Therapy Benefits Children with Autism http://t.co/Nk0qNUOG42

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The Importance of Messy Play for Your Child « Handmade Kids

The Importance of Messy Play for Your Child « Handmade Kids | The power of Play | Scoop.it
When we allow children to explore their environments with their bodies, their brains are being stimulated in specific ways, which is important to their overall physical and mental development. Find out why messy play for littlies ...

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There is so much more to messy play than a bit (or a lot) of fun+

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Messy Kids Who Play With Their Food May Be Faster Learners, Study Says - Huffington Post

Messy Kids Who Play With Their Food May Be Faster Learners, Study Says - Huffington Post | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Medical Daily Messy Kids Who Play With Their Food May Be Faster Learners, Study Says Huffington Post Published this week in the journal Developmental Science, the study looked at how a group of 72 toddlers learned to identify nonsolid objects like...

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Playgrounds at city schools get adventure revamps

Playgrounds at city schools get adventure revamps | The power of Play | Scoop.it

Edinburgh Evening News: The days of hastily line painted hopscotch courts will be numbered by the ground-breaking revamp of six Edinburgh primary schools. School grounds at Buckstone, Carrick Knowe, Castleview, Granton, Lorne and Sighthill primaries will get the adventure play makeovers.

 


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This 'new trend' of giving the adventure play makeovers to some primaries, and community park will it extend to rest of Scotland?.

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Marketing Edinburgh's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:08 AM

The new adventure parks come ahead of the council's appointment of a 'play champion' for the city, who will be responsible for inspiring parents with new ideas for their children.

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PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification

PLAY to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification | The power of Play | Scoop.it
The incorporation of gamifications to create a game-layer on top of existing educational systems is revolutionary, and many educators, students, and entrepreneurs are taking notice.

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Games for learning, using what is out there!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 26, 8:59 AM

100 sites! Wow! 

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, January 27, 5:23 PM

AÑADA su visión ...

Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, January 28, 6:53 AM

I strongly believe that the future of learning stands in gaming.

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Can Playing Video Games Give Girls an Edge In Math?

Can Playing Video Games Give Girls an Edge In Math? | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Playing an action video game “can virtually eliminate” the gender difference in a basic capacity researchers call spatial attention, while at the same time reducing the gender difference in the ability to mentally rotate objects, a higher-level...

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Can playing video games be a 'game changet' for girls in maths?

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Demolition, transformation coming to Lee Walker Heights - Asheville Citizen-Times

Demolition, transformation coming to Lee Walker Heights - Asheville Citizen-Times | The power of Play | Scoop.it
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Demolition, transformation coming to Lee Walker Heights
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Kids play outside the buildings at Lee Walker Heights, the oldest public housing development in Asheville on Wednesday.
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Demolition, transformation, play...

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School Bullying and Education in United Kingdom

School Bullying and Education in United Kingdom | The power of Play | Scoop.it
School Bullying and Education in United Kingdom, tackling School Bullying in United kingdom the right way!
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Boa do you tackle bullying the right way in the UK?

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Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited - eLearning Industry

Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited - eLearning Industry | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Gamification is an incredible way to engage learners in their training. Learn about the difference between structural and content gamification here...

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More for your resources!

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, August 18, 2014 8:22 PM

New to making and playing online games in your classroom? This article walks you through what it's all about - from an adult education perspective. 

 

Once you've read this, maybe go download Minecraft on your iPad and have a play... it's not hard to spot the links to education with this creation game.

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10 Free Educational Game Sites

10 Free Educational Game Sites | The power of Play | Scoop.it
These free sites provide students an opportunity to learn in a fun, interactive environment. I searched out and visited a bunch of sites with free educational

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10 Free  Educational Game Sites to add to your resources.

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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | The power of Play | Scoop.it
[This post was co-authored with Jerome L. Singer and Dorothy G. Singer]

Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at ...

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There is a real need for Pretend Play in  Child development' the seeds that can grow into beautiful minds...

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The 4 Kids's curator insight, November 12, 2014 10:12 AM

Imaginative play is a vital component to the normal development of a child.

 
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This Dad’s PRICELESS Reaction To His Baby’s First Laugh Made My Day! This Is Adorable!

This Dad’s PRICELESS Reaction To His Baby’s First Laugh Made My Day! This Is Adorable! | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Watch what happens when this 3-month-old baby laughs for the first time ever! This shows how infectious laughter really is!! Make sure you share this adorable moment with your family and friends so they have something to smile about today!
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Clinical Child Psychologist & Parent Educator Dr. Beth Onufrak answers Can child therapy help young kids learn coping skills? on VIDOYEN

Clinical Child Psychologist & Parent Educator Dr. Beth Onufrak answers Can child therapy help young kids learn coping skills? on VIDOYEN | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Clinical Child Psychologist & Parent Educator Dr. Beth Onufrak has been asked 'Can child therapy help young kids learn coping skills?' and has recorded a video answer (3 minutes).

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How Play Therapy can help children with their coping skills.

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How to understand Play Therapy | A look at Play Therapy

How to understand Play Therapy | A look at Play Therapy | The power of Play | Scoop.it
A closer look at understanding what play therapy, a popular form of psychotherapy used with children, is and how it relates to children.

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A look at Play Therapy and how it relates to children

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Why Children With Special Needs Should Get Messy! | Friendship ...

Why Children With Special Needs Should Get Messy! | Friendship ... | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Allowing a child to have opportunities for messy play is an incredibly important part of development. Here are some great messy activities for a child with special needs.

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Exploring the Senses~Painting with Tea Bags | Fantastic Fun & Learning

Exploring the Senses~Painting with Tea Bags | Fantastic Fun & Learning | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Teach kids to use their senses with this fun messy play & painting with tea bags activity.

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