Karen Green (Flights of Whimsy)

Karen Green (Flights of Whimsy)

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Melbourne (Australia)  ·  B.Ed. Grad.Dip.(EC) An early childhood teacher from Melbourne Australia. Blogging at 'Flights of Whimsy - ece' and collecting wonderful ideas from all over the
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Educational Change: Surviving the chaos, uncertainty and resistance « "FLIGHTS OF WHIMSY"

Educational Change: Surviving the chaos, uncertainty and resistance « "FLIGHTS OF WHIMSY"

Research shows play-based learning programs enhance children's learning outcomes and teaches them skills relevant to the 21st century, such as problem-solving and creativity.

Research shows play-based learning programs enhance children's learning outcomes and teaches them skills relevant to the 21st century, such as problem-solving and creativity.

Brain Development of Children from 0 to 6 years - How the Brain Learns

Comprehensive and insightful guide to baby brain development – covering all stages of brain development from pregnancy, infants, toddlers and young children. Facts all parents should know, tips and ideas for fun learning activities for kids. by kathrine

Image credit: Mindstretchers.

Image credit: Mindstretchers.

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Stress Breaks Loops that Hold Short-Term Memory Together - not a bad summary of why ADHD is not simply a magnesium deficiency or lack of outdoor activity, but a neurophysiological condition.

Balance & Coordination - Kid Sense Child Development

Balance & Coordination - Kid Sense Child Development

The scientists gave the test to 1,600 children between the ages of 4 and 5. What they found shocked them.

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists

“I was just bowled over and frightened by some of the things that I saw: children high-up in trees, children using sharp knives.” Jane Williams-Siegfredsen, director of an outdoor learning consultancy Inside-Out Nature, recalled her shock when she visited a “Forest School” in Denmark for the very first time in 1993. Since then, the country has seen its number of Forest Schools nearly double, with...

“I was just bowled over and frightened by some of the things that I saw: children high-up in trees, children using sharp knives.” Jane Williams-Siegfredsen, director of an outdoor learning consultancy Inside-Out Nature, recalled her shock when she visited a “Forest School” in Denmark for the very first time in 1993. Since then, the country has seen its number of Forest Schools nearly double, with...

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Children who decide for themselves how to spend their time have more highly-developed executive function, according to a new study. (Reggio inspired article on children & structured activities)

It seems like an obvious statement, so why don’t kids play outside in challenging weather nearly as much as they used to? Why are schools keeping kids.

Where can your kids learn creativity and critical thinking? The answer is simpler than you think

The skill set required in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity are the three most important skills a child needs to thrive, according to the Future of Jobs Report.

Playgrounds. I learned so much about them over the last couple of days. To be honest, it turned out that I have always taken them for granted. I knew that play is (besides being a lot of fun) important for a child’s development (physical as well as cognitive, emotional and social), and playgrounds can play a huge role in this. But I have never thought about them in so much detail as I did last week during the Child in the City conference and the Urban95 Study Tour in London, which I attended…

Playgrounds. I learned so much about them over the last couple of days. To be honest, it turned out that I have always taken them for granted. I knew that play is (besides being a lot of fun) important for a child’s development (physical as well as cognitive, emotional and social), and playgrounds can play a huge role in this. But I have never thought about them in so much detail as I did last week during the Child in the City conference and the Urban95 Study Tour in London, which I attended…

unstructured-play.jpg

Children who decide for themselves how to spend their time have more highly-developed executive function, according to a new study. (Reggio inspired article on children & structured activities)

Nurturing Nature Play: Ten Tips for Parents - Nature Play QLD

Nurturing Nature Play: Ten Tips for Parents - Nature Play QLD