Friday

Importance of nature in early childhood

Here are seven articles supporting the importance of nature to children's development.

10 ways to get your kids out in nature, and why it matters: In his book, Louv shares many studies that have shown that spending time in nature has tremendous health benefits, among them

Saturday

Those who play...

Nothing lights up the brain like play.

Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humour.  Stuart Brown, MD

importance of play

By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming, and fun. But as Dr. Stuart Brown, play specialist & psychiatrist,  illustrates, play is

Sunday

20 Quotes about play


"Step back as much as possible when children play.
Let them take risks & solve problems. It builds their self-esteem." ~ early play



early childhood play quotes
“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” 
~ Joseph Chilton Pearce


play quotes
“Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress
or lose the healing capacity for humor.” ~ Stuart Brown, MD


play quotes


Play quotes
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct."
~ Carl Jung.

early childhood play quotes
“The true object of all human life is play.”  ~ G. K. Chesterton



"Play isn't just for diagnosis or therapy.
It's these children's right and their need."
~ B.J. Seabury
"A really important part of being a player is imaginative solo play."
~ Stuart Brown, MD

“Children need someone to reassure them that play
– their own, unique, imaginative play –
is something to be valued.” ~ Fred Rogers
“Imaginative play can make for a happy childhood.”  ~ Jerome Singer
“Imaginative play can make for a happy childhood.”
~ Jerome Singer

20 quotes about play and early childhood

"A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play
has lost forever the child who lived in him." ~ Pablo Neruda

The opposite of play


"Children have always learned and created places
for themselves through play." 
~ Donna R. Barnes

“It is paradoxical that many educators
and parents still differentiate between a time for learning
and a time for play..." Leo F. Buscaglia


quotes about play
"Deep meaning lies often in childish play."
~ Johann Friedrich von Schille



Wednesday

Leaf art creations

The transient nature of leaf art ... I love it. I also love how children create little pieces of art everywhere and it is ephemeral and they have no attachment, they just move on. 


Babies and the importance of ritual

Babies and  ritual

Imagine what it’s like to be an infant. The world is all brand new — a fascinating, stimulating sensory delight — but the constant transitions, surprises and novelty can be intense and overwhelming.

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