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Settling in a new preschool

Indian summer is just about to get over, while some of us are excited looking at the overcast skies and waiting for the monsoon to set in, there is also a special group of individuals who are stressed. I’m talking abou ...

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The First Five Years

More research is pointing to the importance of the first five years. In particular, the role of brain 'plasticity' in the early years. Essentially what research says is that the brain is at its most plastic in the first ...

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5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

Should you allow your children to play with fire? Is it true that learning only occurs through experience and the trial and error method? This out of the box video by Gever Tulley, a computer scientist, explains how all ...

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Play is More Than Fun. It’s Vital

With ground-breaking research, the famed researcher Stuart Brown uses the platform of TED to express his fundamental and important views regarding the time held tradition of ‘playing’. He argues that besides being en ...

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What We Learn Before We Are Born

In this factually laden 17 minute video recorded at the TEDGlobal in July 2011 by Annie Murphy Paul, the talented scientist explores the fundamentally simple yet difficult question of when does learning actually begin? U ...

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The Birth of a Word

September 24th, 2014 The Birth of a Word MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to answer the fundamental question of how his infant son learned language. Thro ...

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What Do Babies Think?

What’s it really like to see through the eyes of a child? Are babies and young children just empty, irrational vessels to be formed into little adults, until they become the perfect images of ourselves? On the contrary ...

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Children and Brain Development

"Like constructing a house, brains are built upon a strong foundation. This starts before birth, and is very important during the first three years of life. Brain cells are “raw” materials — much like lumber is a ...

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Creativity and Education

Sir Ken Robinson's "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" is the most watched TED talk of all time. In this engaging and funny talk, he talks about the importance of fostering creativity through the learning process, allowing eac ...

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