Learning and Play

What springs to your mind when you think of the word ‘play’? A quick online search for the word produces the definition that it is ‘an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose’, which is perhaps the most common understanding. Yet this definition wildly underestimates the impact that play has for…

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Safeguarding Culture Is Scuppering Young People’s Creativity

Learning and play is essential to children’s development. This article on The Telegraph discusses the effects of ‘micromanaging’ children and how this can limit their experiences, and dampen their creativity and imagination. Continue reading for the full article. Pushy parents who micromanage their children’s lives and the pervasive “safeguarding” culture are scuppering young people’s creativity, the Children’s…

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Raising Kids Who Can ‘Code The Future’

Writing for Rappler, Marj Casal has reported on the partnership between the Cartoon Network and SparkleLab, which visits schools to teach children the fundamentals of coding through beloved Cartoon Network characters. Whilst for today’s children, coding is becoming as vital a skill as reading or writing, it can also help to develop children’s imagination and…

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Why Art and Creativity Are Important

Paula Bernstein emphasizes Why Art and Creativity Are Important and the importance of children being allowed to be imaginative and creative. Paula proposes ideas of what parents can buy for their children to encourage their artistic creativity. Copyright of  Parents Your preschooler is having a blast finger-painting with a mix of colors. Trying to be encouraging, you…

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