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Brothers And Sisters Teach Each Other About Empathy From A Young Age

Brothers And Sisters Teach Each Other About Empathy From A Young Age | The power of Play | Scoop.it
'This process may begin much earlier than previously thought.' ❤️
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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | The power of Play | Scoop.it

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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Why games are good for learning?
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Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning

Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 14, 2:55 AM
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Effective+Learning

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 14, 6:58 AM
Always important to reflect on the need to incorporate play in learning processes, regardless of the students' age
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My Molecularium - learn about molecules by playing this game #science 

My Molecularium - learn about molecules by playing this game #science  | The power of Play | Scoop.it
The Molecule Building Game! From the Molecularium Project, the flagship outreach and education effort of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Nanotechnology Center - bringing audiences worldwide into the amazing nanoscale world of atoms and molecules.

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Globetrotters surprise wildfire survivor and 10-year-old amputee

Globetrotters surprise wildfire survivor and 10-year-old amputee | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Lilly Biagini, 10, lost her home and her prosthetic legs in the California wildfires. So, Zeus McClurkin from the Harlem Globetrotters uplifted her spirits.
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3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true

3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | The power of Play | Scoop.it
We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about handing a tablet to a child while you make dinner, DeWitt envisions a future where we're excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exciting ways new technologies can actually help them grow, connect and learn.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, November 19, 2017 10:16 PM

A fascinating TED talk balancing our fears about children over-using digital screens. -Lon

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Boy Meets Woods: Our First Father-Son Camping Trip

Boy Meets Woods: Our First Father-Son Camping Trip | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Just after my son turned four, and two days before I turned 35, we went on our first father-son camping trip. Here's what you can learn from our experience.
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How Toy Trucks Make Kids STEM Geniuses Without Them Realizing

How Toy Trucks Make Kids STEM Geniuses Without Them Realizing | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Toy cars drive physical and cognitive development in children, can teach STEM skills, and give kids agency to play with something they experience every day.
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What's a conker? Experts call for children to reconnect with traditional outdoor games

What's a conker? Experts call for children to reconnect with traditional outdoor games | The power of Play | Scoop.it
WITH their distinctive spikey green shells and shiny brown nut interior the conker is one of October’s simple pleasures. But childhood experts…
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Family Fun on a Budget Ideas

Family Fun on a Budget Ideas | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Family Fun on a Budget Ideas lots for you and your family to do when you are on a budget - ideas range form cooking to sport
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Let children who are slow to gain weight play with their food, say NHS guidelines

Let children who are slow to gain weight play with their food, say NHS guidelines | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Getting messy to feel the texture of food and avoiding pressure over meals can be helpful when encouraging small children to eat, say new guidelines
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Eating is a sensory experience before getting entangled with emotional issues, so let the child feel the texture, smell and taste without pressure.
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Why touch play is vital to early development | IOL Lifestyle

Why touch play is vital to early development | IOL Lifestyle | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Parents are taking short cuts which is detrimental to a child’s foundation, a parenting expert tells Marchelle Abrahams.
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In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience - The New York Times

In Britain’s Playgrounds, ‘Bringing in Risk’ to Build Resilience - The New York Times | The power of Play | Scoop.it
After decades spent ratcheting up safety measures, many British educators say the pendulum has swung too far. Bring on the scissors, bricks and mud pits.
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Playground Rules For Moms

Playground Rules For Moms | The power of Play | Scoop.it
As a stay-at-home mother to an energetic toddler, I spend a lot of time at playgrounds. My mornings are usually spent bouncing from one slide to the next,
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The surprisingly logical minds of babies

The surprisingly logical minds of babies | The power of Play | Scoop.it
How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 12, 2017 10:07 AM
The scientific mind of babies!
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How To Increase Empathy Towards Refugees? Serious Games Might Provide An Answer

How To Increase Empathy Towards Refugees? Serious Games Might Provide An Answer | The power of Play | Scoop.it
From web-based to virtual reality games, several products try to break the wall of indifference surrounding the diasporas. Does it work?
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A 'Digital-First' Agency for an Analog Toy: Lego Taps Initiative for Global Media

A 'Digital-First' Agency for an Analog Toy: Lego Taps Initiative for Global Media | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Lego Selects Initiative as Global Media Agency | Agency News - AdAge
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The Lost Childhoods: special Evening Standard investigation

The Lost Childhoods: special Evening Standard investigation | The power of Play | Scoop.it
He prepares meals, cleans and makes sure his mother gets her medicine — and when he found her collapsed unconscious on the kitchen floor he called the emergency services.  Beau Broomfield is one of some 670,000 children in families regarded as “high risk” whose privations are mostly “invisible to the authorities”. 
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Best Board Games for Nurturing Creativity

Best Board Games for Nurturing Creativity | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Best board games for nurturing creativity in kids: my top picks of games that encourage creative thinking, literacy and storytelling skills in kids.

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Lessons For Life: How Toddlers Make Friends

Lessons For Life: How Toddlers Make Friends | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Just remember, 30th July is International Friendship Day!
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Kids’ hospitals brings in early Diwali cheer | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Kids’ hospitals brings in early Diwali cheer | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Kids’ hospitals brings in early Diwali cheer - According to the hospital authority, the participants built a mud fort and placed diyas on it, in the hope of a brighter future for each one of them.
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How a Stranger's Comment Changed the Way I Parent

How a Stranger's Comment Changed the Way I Parent | The power of Play | Scoop.it
We'd spent a few hours at the beach during our Spring break trip to San Diego when the weather turned and we decided to pack it up and head out. I juggled
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9 TED Talks on why you should take time to play

9 TED Talks on why you should take time to play | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Play invites creativity and collaboration, and can inspire you to think out of the box! Take a recess and learn about the benefits of connecting with your inner-child.

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How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself | Johnny Davis

How Lego clicked: the brand that reinvented itself | Johnny Davis | The power of Play | Scoop.it
The revival of Lego has been hailed as the greatest turnaround in corporate history, ousting Ferrari as the world’s most powerful brand. Johnny Davis reports
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