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The Power of Play in Your Child’s Development
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Outdoor Play and Your Child’s Development

Outdoor Play and Your Child’s Development

While some of us focus on the political state of our country, I am focused on the politics of the playground – specifically, recess. Truly not just recess, but all unstructured outdoor playtime set aside for young children. As parents today struggle with carefully planning their children’s schedules, it’s important that they define the line across which their children go from being enriched, to being overscheduled. In schools, the quest for higher standardized test scores has recess being cut out and extra class-time added in.

How to Get Your Kids Unplugged and Outdoors

How to Get Your Kids Unplugged and Outdoors

Now that Spring has arrived, does this sound familiar: You walk into the living room or den on a bright, sunny day only to find several heads bent down and staring into a little glowing screen? If you think about how much time your kids are spending with their tech, instead of outside getting fresh air and vitamin D from the sunshine, you might be worried. And you would have good reason to be.

5 Tips for a “Smart Playroom”

By: Karri Bowen-Poole and Dale Oberlander, two educators who developed Smart Playrooms & who recognize that when children are engaged in a productive and organized play environment they learn and grow naturally. Remember that PLAY is important to a child’s intellectual growth. Children develop a sense of competence and leadership when you reinforce and value their […]