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Restoring Children’s Play: Overcoming Parental Fears

Last updated: 10/08/2019

Children are designed, by nature, to spend hours per day playing with other children, independently of adults.  In such play they practice all sorts of physical and mental...

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What to Know about Demographic Evaluation Questions and How to Make Them Count, Part 2

Last updated: 10/07/2019

Hello again! I’m back with a follow-up post about demographics and evaluation at camp. Hopefully, many of you had a chance to read my last post where I started to discuss why...

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The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions

Last updated: 10/02/2019

The Benefits of Helping Preschoolers Understand and Discuss Their Emotions Copy Link  (Lisa E/Flickr) Terrible Twos. Threenagers. Fearsome Fours.  These are years marked by...

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Here’s a guide to your child’s brain development

Last updated: 10/01/2019

The noggin, the noodle, the brain: no matter what you call it, understanding it – and the way it changes throughout a child’s development – is one of the most important parts of...

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Study points to importance of grandparents as early childhood caregivers

Last updated: 09/28/2019

The survey findings can help uncover the grandparent experienc, and lead to ways to better support and include them in the early childhood development conversation. A recent...

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How to Unlock the Power of Play for Children in Crisis - Impacting Our Future

Last updated: 09/26/2019

Growing children need to play. It’s one of the most important ways they learn. In the first five years of life, young brains develop at their most rapid pace — and research...

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7 Books That Teach Kids About Social Justice and Activism

Last updated: 09/25/2019

7 Books That Teach Kids About Social Justice and Activism 7 Books That Teach Kids About Social Justice and Activism Kayla Lattimore Copy Link  (Elizabeth Graeber for NPR) Social...

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Parents Guide to Teenagers and Sleep | Child Mind Institute

Last updated: 09/24/2019

Parents Guide to Teenagers and Sleep Topics A-Z >> Sleep >> Guides Parents Guide to Teenagers and Sleep Adolescents are notoriously sleep-deprived, because of a combination of...

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Developing a culture of learning for educators

Last updated: 09/22/2019

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other...

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EQ vs IQ: Why emotional intelligence will take your kid further in life

Last updated: 09/21/2019

One day on the school bus, six-year-old student Martin Moran gave a toy car he’d brought from home to a boy with special needs. He had noticed that no one ever wanted to sit...

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