Physical Education is Important for Learning

March 9, 2009 Physically fit students more likely to do well in school, less likely to be disciplinary problems AUSTIN – A first-of-its-kind study of more than 2.4 million Texas students found that students who are physically fit are more likely to do well on the state’s standardized tests and have good school attendance. Fit students are also less likely to have disciplinary referrals.
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Sex Education and the Preschooler

Barton D. Schmitt, M.D. Contemporary Pediatrics Peer Review Status: Externally Peer Reviewed by Contemporary Pediatrics Creation Date: April 1992 Last Revision Date: April 1992 THE PROBLEM By 4 years of age, most children have developed a healthy curiosity about sex and other people’s bodies. They ask a variety of questions, such as “How come I don’t have a penis?” and they need honest, brief
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CHILD-DIRECTED PLAY

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, Seattle, WA Children’s Resource Center ONE TECHNIQUE FOR IMPROVING A CHILD’S BEHAVIOR AND SELF-ESTEEM Definition: Child Directed Play (CDP) is one-to-one play interaction between a parent and (one) child in which the child is helped to direct and lead the play in any way the child wishes, unless there is harmful or destructive activity. Recommended Age of Child: Primarily for children ages
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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

By John Gottman A book summary by Lily Talley After reading this book, I’ve been thinking that my life would have been much easier if I had more empathetic parents.  It would have been great if someone taught me how to label my emotions and how to deal with them.  Now that I am in the field of childcare, I read a good amount
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TODDLER DEVELOPMENT

Cathy Malley Cooperative Extension Educator, Child Development University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension YOU WILL LEARN:   what to expect from toddlers. that toddlers grow and develop at their own rate. some activities that toddlers enjoy and that help them grow and develop. TODDLERS When children learn to walk, they are called toddlers. Usually this term is applied to one and two-year-old children. This is
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Child development chart: Preschool milestones

By Mayo Clinic staff Every child grows and develops at his or her own pace. Still, child development tends to follow a fairly predictable path. Check out these general child development milestones for ages 2 to 5. If your child’s development seems to be lagging behind in certain areas, share your concerns with your child’s doctor. Age 2 Age 3 Age 4 Age 5
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Tips on Avoiding the Hurried Child

This is another interesting topic from the parenting course I am taking from a local community college.  It is about the hurried child.  Hurried children are basically the ones missing out on play time during their younger years.  Instead, they are hurried by having strict and busy schedules, they are pressured to perform well (excelling in academics and sports), and they are exposed to
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How to avoid sibling rivalry?

I am taking an online early childhood credit at my local community college.  This fortnight, we are learning about sibling rivalry.  I found my notes on this topic helpful to parents with more than one kid. Why do siblings fight? Siblings tend to fight about:  toys, parents attention, sharing food, calling names, TV to name a few. I found the following solutions from the
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Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood by Jim Fay and Charles Fay

Love and Logic Book Summary and Notes By Lily Talley There are so many parenting books out there and the Love and Logic book is one of the good ones.  It is filled with practical advise on parenting.  It also makes the techniques fun.  Some parenting books, after reading it, makes you feel inadequate.  Although it gave you some good advice, you feel that
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HOW CAN EXERCISE IMPROVE LEARNING?

How Can Exercise Improve Learning? a book summary of Spark:  A Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John Ratey by Lily Talley Dear Parents, We send our children to preschool to prepare their minds for learning more complex concepts in school.  However, we should also take account that preparing them to be physically fit right now can also greatly help them
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