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Lesley Grant

iPhone Apps, iPad Apps, & Android Apps - 114 views

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    tested ipad apps that are appropraite for ages 0-4; 5-8; 9-12. Includes tips for parents, books and stories, creative apps.
Deb Minter

Rulemaking in Early Childhood - 50 views

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    The rationale and guidelines for rulemaking with young children.
Deb Minter

When Children Make Rules - 37 views

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    The article discusses the importance of rule making in the classroom and how constructivist teachers successfully implement child made rules.
Steve Ransom

Newsroom | Alliance for Childhood - 0 views

  • In many kindergarten classrooms there is no playtime at all. Teachers say the curriculum does not incorporate play, there isn’t time for it, and many school administrators do not value it.
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      Then you can't really blame teachers here. Policy/curriculum has to change.
  • “We have had a politically and commercially driven effort to make kindergarten a one-size-smaller first grade. Why in the world are we trying to teach the elementary curriculum at the early childhood level?”
  • Finnish children similarly have a lengthy and playful childhood, not beginning formal schooling until age 7. Yet Finland consistently gets the highest scores on international exams.
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  • Crisis in the Kindergarten describes the current state of public kindergartens in the U.S. as “a national disgrace.”
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    New studies show play losing out to formal lessons and tests, even though multiple benefits of imaginative play are well documented
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