Wednesday’s Inspiration

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Wednesday’s Inspiration

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Counting Down to Hundred Ways of Thinking!

Okay, how many more sleeps until the Hundred Ways of Thinking Conference? I am so excited! Woot! Woot! And spring is almost here… Join Suzanne Axelsson from Sweden at our 2020 Conference for two days of playing, learning and reflecting!  As luck would have it, I seem to be developing some mild flu symptoms justContinue reading “Counting Down to Hundred Ways of Thinking!”

Play, Outdoor Learning, and Raising Physically and Mentally Healthy Children

This video is a wonderful collection of comments on children’s play by some incredibly articulate human beings. If you want to understand why play is so valuable, you must watch this. Adults need to trust children to manage their own play and learning, not try to control it! If you have children in your life,Continue reading “Play, Outdoor Learning, and Raising Physically and Mentally Healthy Children”

Wednesday’s Inspiration

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Fostering Creativity in Young Children

What is creativity? The ability to produce work that is both novel and useful. Why is creativity important? Creativity will allow us to generate and execute innovative solutions. Creativity will influence how we approach a challenge. How can we foster creativity? I want to share this awesome website with you. Harvard Graduate School of EducationContinue reading “Fostering Creativity in Young Children”

Play Grows Brains.

When you hear that play helps with brain development, what kind of play do you imagine? I would define play as self-directed, freely chosen, and intrinsically motivated activities. Makers of electronic toys would have us believe that we need these educational toys to ‘teach’ our children something. And yet the research has shown that theContinue reading “Play Grows Brains.”

Promoting Physical Activity for Children

A Western University study suggests children attending child care may not be getting enough vigorous heart-pumping activity. In British Columbia, child care centres are now required to have an Active Play Plan to address this issue. Research indicates that when outdoors, children are 10 times more active than indoors so getting children outside is theContinue reading “Promoting Physical Activity for Children”