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From Tummy Time to ‘taking off’.

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By Daya Bhagwandas Tummy time is the first step up an orderly, sequential, predictable and inter-related process. Tummy time is the first step up the ladder of learning. Movement takes off from this early motor activity. The key component is…

Fabulous four year olds

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by Margaret Sasse, Director, Toddler Kindy GymbaROO By four years of age most children are skilled at controlling their movements and are rapidly gaining confidence. Children vary greatly in the age at which they are equipped to cope with formal…

TOP TEN TAKAWAYS Kathy Hirsh-Pasek- Einstein Never Used Flashcards Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less

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1. Free play and guided play help children develop critical 21st century skills: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, content, creative innovation, and confidence. 2. Think “less is more” when it comes to children’s scheduled activities. Too many structured, organized activities can…

THE AUSTRALIAN

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Don’t copy Asia on rote learning, schools told NATASHA BITA THE AUSTRALIAN MAY 28, 2015 12:00AM Asian schools are shunning rote learning, homework and exams to reduce student stress and produce “emotionally intelligent” workers, a new study has found. The…

Children of 21st Century slipping through the net – Jane williams

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Children of the 21st century: Slipping through the net By Jane Williams My latest research publication briefly explores the literature focusing on early childhood development, parenting and the provision of health services to young families. It is particularly focuses towards…

Childhood stimulation key to brain development

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Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/oct/14/childhood-stimulation-key-brain-development Twenty-year research project shows that most critical aspect of cortex development in late teens was stimulation aged four Brain scans of participants aged in their late teens showed a correlation between…

Brain Signals Link Physical Fitness To Better Language Skills In Kids

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  Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less- fit peers, researchers report. These differences correspond with better language skills in the children who are more fit, and occur whether…

A very scary headline about kindergartners

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By Valerie Strauss  February 6, 2014 Rob Saxton is Oregon’s deputy superintendent of public instruction. Jada Rupley is the early learning system director within the state Department of Education. Together they wrote an op-ed in The Oregonian that was published online…

30 years on – KindyROO

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NCSL Shonk off

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