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Life Lessons from the Play Therapy Room | Fuller Life Family Therapy

Life Lessons from the Play Therapy Room | Fuller Life Family Therapy | The power of Play | Scoop.it
How are we similar to children in our wants and needs? Learn how principles from the Play Therapy room can apply to adults to enhance healthy and happy living.

Via Fuller Life Family Therapy, Dr. Amy Fuller
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Fuller Life Family Therapy's curator insight, April 16, 2014 3:47 PM

Ever wondered if play therapy would be beneficial for your child or for someone else you know? This is a great article explaining how play therapy works and its benefits for children. 

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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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Barleylands Farm’s Go Wild summer event proves to be a huge hit with families

Barleylands Farm’s Go Wild summer event proves to be a huge hit with families | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Barleylands got the first of its summer events, Go Wild, off to a flying start as families flocked to the Billericay farm.
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Barrel train helps keep school attendance on track

Barrel train helps keep school attendance on track | The power of Play | Scoop.it
The Aboriginal community of Punmu converts metal drums into train carriages to take children to school in the remote Pilbara region.
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Running children's workshops: The art of encouraging creativity.

Inspired by Sir Ken Robinson's TedTalk on 'Do Schools kill creativity?' and following many elements of ‘The Reggio Emilia Approach’ to early year
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Estonia marks its centenary with a special programme for youngsters

Estonia marks its centenary with a special programme for youngsters | The power of Play | Scoop.it
From a touring theatre to country-wide ping pong, children and young people will be spoilt for choice during Estonia's centenary celebrations.
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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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Possibilities in Outdoor Play: Beyond the Fence, there is always a BEYOND!

Possibilities in Outdoor Play: Beyond the Fence, there is always a BEYOND! | The power of Play | Scoop.it
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I would like to make a confession. When I was a practising early childhood educator, I would take children outdoors to a fenced in playground for one hour in the morning and another in the afternoon because outdoor play was required by legislation. It was not my favourite time of…
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How to Tell the Difference Between Nerds and Geeks

How to Tell the Difference Between Nerds and Geeks | The power of Play | Scoop.it
How to Tell the Difference Between Nerds and Geeks. "You're a geek!" "You're a nerd!" Is that a compliment, a diss, or what? What does that even mean, anyway? It can be confusing, especially since there's some crossover between th
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The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia | Kate Lamb

The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia | Kate Lamb | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Taking Rage Against the Machine and Slipknot as inspiration, three Muslim teenagers are blasting their way into the Asian music scene as Voice of Baceprot
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