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What if They Spend Their Whole Childhood Playing? Great explanation of the general approach to play and learning and unschooling by Happiness is Here/ Homeschool Life Learning, Learning Quotes, Learning Styles, Parenting Plan, Gentle Parenting, Parenting Books, Childhood Education, Kids Education, Montessori Education

What if They Spend Their Whole Childhood Playing? | Happiness is here

“I couldn’t homeschool, my kids would just want to play all day!” So what if they did? Really. Think about it. What if they did? What if they were allowed to do what children do best, play? All day. What … Continue reading →

Great article on the importance in free, unstructured play for children! Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less! Education Issues, Ministry Of Education, Victor Hugo, Math About Me, We Are The World, Morals, Social Skills, Child Development, Vintage Photographs

Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have

I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but that has little to do with the schooling I’ve had. I studied algebra, trig, calculus and various other maths in school, but I can’t recall ever facing a problem – even in my scientific research – that required those skills. What

Children are suffering a severe deficit of play. Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never truly grow up Play Based Learning, Kids Learning, Kindergarten Learning, Early Learning, Parenting Articles, Outdoor Play, Outdoor Learning, Outdoor Life, The Life

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Why adults have to stop trying so darn hard to control how children play - The Washington Post Kids need room to play -- and do it by themselves. Social Emotional Development, Child Development, Play Based Learning, Kids Learning, Gentle Parenting, Parenting Hacks, Mindful Parenting, Peaceful Parenting, Positive Parenting Program

Why adults have to stop trying so darn hard to control how children play

Kids need room to play -- and do it by themselves.

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Why Kids Need Real Play

Why kids need messy, free, unstructured, REAL play time. And some tips for making it more manageable.

The Unsafe Child: Less Outdoor Play Causes More Harm Than Good Alternative Education, Art Assignments, Mindful Parenting, Creative Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Health And Safety, Child Development, Teacher Resources, Kids Playing

The Unsafe Child

A parent who is a pediatric occupational therapist explains why less outdoor play is creating children who are unsafe.

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good Parenting Issues, Gentle Parenting, Parenting Advice, Pediatric Psychologist, Bad Mums, Emotional Child, Educational Psychology, Important Life Lessons, Play Based Learning

The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good

We're lead to be believe that if a little is good, then more is better. But, the irony is when it comes to toys, the fewer kids have the more they play.

Let Children Play - Janet Lansbury (on not getting in the way of child-led play -and great video! Parenting Articles, Parenting Hacks, Inner Child, Your Child, Kids Behavior, Child Behaviour, Parent Resources, Baby Development, Early Literacy

Will You Let Your Children Play? - Janet Lansbury

“Letting our children play” sounds easy and so obvious, doesn’t it? We all know play should be encouraged, because it’s essential for healthy development: physical, cognitive, psychological and, most imperatively, the development of extended potty breaks for parents. Yet many of us find it surprisingly difficult to refrain from interrupting or interfering when our children … Continued

Unstructured play is critical for kids + their brain development—so set them free - Motherly Parenting Issues, Kids And Parenting, Parenting Ideas, Learning Through Play, Kids Learning, Early Learning, Effective Learning, Mindfulness For Kids, Preschool Classroom

Why unstructured play is critical for brain development

Critical and oh-so-fun—here are 5 reasons to let kids loose and watch them learn.

"Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development: With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation. School Recess, Gross Motor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Learning, Experiential Marketing, Classroom Behavior, Classroom Ideas, Classroom Environment, Classroom Management

Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development

With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.

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Welcoming Dirt Into the Curriculum

It’s worth standing back and allowing a child plenty of unstructured time to learn on his own, without adult intervention.

Children love risky play that may worry parents. Why has the drive for such play evolved? What happens when children are deprived of such play? Movement Activities, Toddler Learning Activities, Fun Learning, Developmental Psychology, Forest School, Psychology Today, Child Love, Child Development, Parenting Advice

Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It

Children love risky play that may worry parents. Why has the drive for such play evolved? What happens when children are deprived of such play?

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Boredom vs Free Play

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." ~Dorothy Parker Eight-year-old twins Caleb and Ella used to complain of boredom on a daily basis. "There's nothing to do," they'd whine. "I'm bored!" Their father Mateo didn't remember being bored when he was growing up. Back in the early 90's he rode his…

Having Fun at Home: 13 Things Parents Do that Inhibit Real Play Cute Little Things, Little Ones, Me As A Parent, Daisy Love, Only Child, Preschool At Home, Always Learning, Creative Play, Love And Respect

13 Things Parents Do that Inhibit Real Play

A list of things parents today that prevent their kids from really playing.