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New Minds in the Making: Motivating kids to commit to academic performance and personal health.

New Minds in the Making: Motivating kids to commit to academic performance and personal health.

Schools are changing these days, trying new approaches to motivate more kids to learn and to play a key role in creating healthier students. On a deeper level, you could say, it is about motivating kids to care about school, to feel connected, and to be willing to commit with personal responsibility in the academic learning, as well as their personal health. Often it involves […]

Play and Learn: Bridging Classrooms and Playgrounds for Better Learning Outcomes

Play and Learn: Bridging Classrooms and Playgrounds for Better Learning Outcomes

By Helle Burlingame, KOMPAN Play Institute Manager, North America Children today are being described as having attention issues; from children with diagnosed sensory integration issues to children in general not being able to sit still for long periods of time.  Every day across the country, a lot of class time is spent by students figuring […]

The Smart Playground from KOMPAN

The Smart Playground from KOMPAN

By Jeanette Fich Jespersen, KOMPAN Play Institute, International Manager   The KOMPAN Smart Playground in brief: A series of themed playground units with varied physical play activities and items that encourage role-play, themed around three popular Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales: The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid and The Tinderbox. Playground units have a QR-code […]

Common Sense for the Common Core
By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Common Sense for the Common Core

Every day children are expected to learn new things. They need to reach important educational milestones like learning to read, write, and solve mathematical problems. However, adults do not always agree on how to get there and how soon. The blog post you are about to read from Marcy Guddemi and Erin Akers  from the […]

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Play and Learning Work Together

Play and Learning Work Together

Research concludes that physical activity and cognitive alertness are intertwined. When children are physically active, they often prove to be better at learning and managing well at school. Some surveys suggest that certain classes can be traded for free play outdoors without harming academic performance. In fact, academic performance benefits from physical activity. Many studies […]