8 Ways Screens Are Ruining Your Family's Life (by Lori Leibovich on the Huffington Post 9/4/2013). "What Steiner-Adair* discovered was neither surprising, nor comforting: Technology is becoming a kind of “co-parent;” too much screen time is impeding childhood development; and parents’ obsession with their devices is harming communication with their children and even fracturing families." *Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD, a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard.
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TECHNOLOGY IMPACT ON CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A MUST READ: For her new book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -- a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard, a school consultant, and a therapist in private practice -- interviewed more than one thousand children between the ages of 4 and 18 to find out how technology was impa...
Ways screens can ruin family life.
I agree 1000% once I limited games and tv the quality of life for me and the kids have been GREAT.... For her new book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -- a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard, a school consultant, and a therapist in private practice -- interviewed more than one thousand children between the ages of 4 and 18 to find out how technology was impa...
The CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) Bell Awards recognize picture books that provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children ...
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Ideas for books supporting 5 skills
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Find great books and activities to go with them on the Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy website.
A scavenger hunt with a camera. This could also be done with a little sketch book/pencil and/or a small bag to collect objects in nature. I love the idea of using descriptive words and then hunting to find an object or experience to match the description. Great vocabulary & storytelling activity!
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Make your own coloring book using family photographs! You can write a story about each picture as well, remembering special family moments.
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Make Your Own Coloring Book with Family Photos. Would be so cute as a baby gift.
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DIY coloring book for kids, or gifts for friends and family! Make Your Own Coloring Book with Family Photos - How to Nest for Less™
AWESOME idea! Make your own coloring book using family photographs. Great for road trips! ... or just do coloring pages
make your own coloring book with family vacation photos...chtistmas gift idea
Make a colouring book from family photos
This idea is the most fun I've seen in a long time! From Refe Tuma, a creative way to spend November nights to amuse and surprise your children - Dinovember! Check it out!
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Dinovember 2 - Raiding the fruit bowl
Welcome to Dinovember — Thoughts on creativity — Medium. These parents set up their kids toys to look like they come alive and cause trouble every night in November ^_^ parenting win!
Parenting done right. Welcome to Dinovember — Thoughts on creativity — Medium
This is a great way to spark kid's imaginations. Great idea! Welcome to Dinovember — Thoughts on creativity — Medium
Welcome to Dinovember — Thoughts on creativity — Medium | Parents convince their kids the plastic dinosaurs get into hijinks while everybody is sleeping
Read, Play, Grow!: Enhancing early literacy at Brooklyn Public Library
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Fun ideas for baby storytime!
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"Play is itself a rich and unparalleled learning activity!" - Read, Play, Grow!: Enhancing early literacy at Brooklyn Public Library
"Read, Play, Grow!: Enhancing early literacy at Brooklyn Public Library" (SLJ1307w FT BklynPubLib1). Great tips for baby and toddler play
Monthly Message from the Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood. Available on a range of topics, all to help parents prepare their children for kindergarten (mathematics, language & communication, interactive reading, daily science, etc.)
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Monthly Message from the Kentucky Governor's Office of Early Childhood. Available on a range of topics, all to help parents prepare their children for kindergarten (mathematics, language communication, interactive reading, daily science, etc.)
Nature scavenger hunt kidspacemuseum.or... Learn some great vocabulary words while playing and exploring outside!
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Outdoor Scavenger hunt list Great idea for kids!
Nature Scavenger Hunt List for kids to do - resort, camping, sleepover, etc.
nature scavenger hunt = summer fun for kids Great idea. Just need to adjust the list to work in the yard or on a hike.
Nature scavenger hunt (great camping or summer activity) - great for kids!
Why Read Aloud? Check out our infographic to find out!
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Here are reasons about the importance of reading aloud to a kid every day, whether that means the Gus Bus, or doing it at home with their parents, the kids really benefit from it!
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A reminder for the summer: does reading aloud really matter? YES! Parent letter about reading
THIS is why reading aloud with your young children for at least 15 minutes a day matters so much. It's one of our favorite infographics for a reason...
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a good night book walk | retelling and summarizing help for kids
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a good night book walk | retelling and summarizing help for kids. This sight has lots of other great school prep ideas too!
book walks are a fun way to retell and summarize stories, check comprehension and even get children eager to read a new book by making predictions based on the illustrations before reading
I love this idea. I think it is good idea for the school yead. A good night book walk | retelling and summarizing help for kids
Make an accordion book in an envelope. Adorable and inspiring!
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misc. book making ideas
Make a homemade accordion book with pockets!
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Pocket book for children. Can be used for prompt cards, sight words and math facts.
Getting some simple bookmaking ideas together.... I see lots of potential in this.
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Turn your kids into mad scientists with this easy and frugal science lab pretend play.
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mad scientists with this easy science lab pretend play.
Cereal box shadow puppet - simple to make. Some great shapes as well as some classic "hand puppet shapes" To explore.
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Shadow puppets (with puppet theater made from a cereal box)
Cereal box shadow box theater - perfect for a rainy day or power outage
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Cereal Box Shadow Puppet Theatre
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Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences | Common Sense Media
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Power Up is a new feature at Common Sense Media. It is an online guide to the best apps for kids ages 2-17 with special needs and learning differences.
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Easy-to-make books with an interactive feature ... kids can tuck notes and trinkets into the bags that form the pages.
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Valentine Paper Bag Books. How cool. You need three paper bags and come scraps of paper and ribbon and your childs imagination for this project! The pin leads you to Rosy-Posys blog with step by step instructions. http://iwantmk.blogspot.com/ #discount mk bags#MK bags $61.99 for your best gift for self!
paper bag books... So I know this post is all about a valentine book, but I KNOW I could use this same idea for something else!!
Homemade books! Use recycled materials & use the pockets to tuck away gift cards or small trinkets! Cute!!
Paper Bag Books: Cute idea for vocabulary? Use index cards with words and definitions on back?
A pocket guide, created by faculty members at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is brought to you by the producers of "Waiting for Superman" in cooperation with Reach Out and Read. The guide is filled with practical suggestions, helpful tips, and literacy milestoes for families of children from birth - grade nine.
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Lunchbox notes from Teach Mama: Fun for lunch boxes or for a treasure hunt around your house.
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a closer look, ideas for small groups
wordless riddle lunchbox notes - such a fun idea! :-)
Inspire children to read words they recognize by giving them a magic reading wand.
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Inspire Children to Read Words they Recognize Around the House by Giving them a Magic Reading Wand.
Reading Wand Magic: Motivating Reluctant Readers. Who doesn't want to use a magic wand?
Spreading our love of books – Library Letters. Have you ever left a note in a library book for the next reader to find? Such a great way for kids to engage with other readers and foster their love of reading.
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Spreading our love of books – Library Letters. Have you ever left a note in a library book for the next reader to find? Such a great way for kids to engage with other readers and foster their love of reading. Going to have the fourth graders do this with their favorite book before they leave for middle school.
Cute idea – Library Letters. Have you ever left a note in a library book for the next reader to find? Such a great way for kids to engage with other readers and foster their love of reading.
Spreading our love of books – Library Letters. Have you ever left a note in a library book for the next reader to find? Such a great way for kids to engage with other readers and foster their love of reading. How about having your book club members write a letter about the book you are reading together to put in your library's copies?
Library Letters. Leave a note in the book for the next reader. Fun idea for all those summer library books!
Pre-Writing - develop fine motor, wrist strength and hand eye coordination with the long list of activities listed in the post.