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Play and Learning

Posted on: December 28th, 2018  

Winter means many things to many people. To children it often means winter break, presents, and a chance to have lots of time to play. And this is good news for learning! Play and the brain: In 1945, a psychologist name Donald Hebb, who was doing research on learning by working with rats, brought some […]

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The Great Outdoors

Posted on: October 2nd, 2018  

For years, parents have encouraged their children to go outside and play, knowing intuitively that the fresh air and sunshine are good for them. It is fascinating to learn that research shows that being exposed to the outdoors, or to any natural environment, measurably improves one’s mood, attention/concentration, and even physical health. Studies have shown […]

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Play and Brain Development

Posted on: July 12th, 2018  

How many of us remember the feeling of leaving the building on the last day of the school year – a feeling of freedom, anticipation, and excitement! What does a summer of fun and unstructured time mean to children and teenagers on summer vacation: Does it mean that all learning goes on hold until September, […]

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Exercise and Learning

Posted on: March 30th, 2018  

Children love to go outside and run around. Suppose you learned that spending less time in the classroom and more time on the playground would result in kids getting better grades and better test scores? Probably the most important and exciting discoveries of the past few decades. Movement and exercise promote all kinds of learning […]

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