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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 For All Ages with Kompan

Play For All Ages with Kompan

Through free play children learn about themselves and the world around them, building up their physical, emotional, social, cognitive and creative skills as they go along.Play is the essence of childhood and the spice of adult life. Children play for pleasure. Adults can plan for the fact that children play to grow. As adult decision […]

Social inclusion

Social inclusion

Playgrounds and play areas serve many purposes. One of these is inclusion, to include everyone and unite children in play. More than 50% of the world’s population live in cities. In western nations, the figure exceeds 70%. For city-dwelling families, playgrounds are free and fun areas for spending positive time together, being physically active and […]

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 […]