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Increasingly, parents and teachers are...

Increasingly, parents and teachers are...

Increasingly, parents and teachers are turning to the practice of mindfulness to help children learn how to pay attention — to their thoughts, to their emotions, and to their bodies. And that skill of paying attention can have a profound impact on how a child develops and learns, both within the classroom and outside of it. Mindfulness is the act of being aware of what is happening in the present moment, without judgment or expectations for a particular outcome. There’s no one way to practice mindfulness. In mindfulness meditation, participants sit quietly and focus on the breath, letting thoughts float...

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Are there benefits to playing...

Are there benefits to playing...

Are there benefits to playing dress-up? 🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🦈 There are numerous benefits to playing dress-up. Play in general is essential for children. It’s how they learn and interact with the world. It helps them to manage stress and to build positive relationships. Dressing up is a form of imaginative play — and imaginative play boosts problem-solving and self-regulation skills. Kids create situations and scenes and act out social events. They’re able to test out new ideas and behaviors in a comfortable environment. Dress-up encourages creative thinking and communication skills. It also helps kids practice language development and their social skills. Playing...

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What did you pretend to...

What did you pretend to...

What did you pretend to be when you were a child? A doctor? An astronaut? A mermaid? Playing dress-up as a child is something of a rite of passage. This childhood pastime is very common 🦈🐋🐳🐬🐟🐠 Dressing up is a form of imaginative play — and imaginative play boosts problem-solving and self-regulation skills. Kids create situations and scenes and act out social events. They’re able to test out new ideas and behaviors in a comfortable environment. Dress-up encourages creative thinking and communication skills. It also helps kids practice language development and their social skills. Playing with another child or adult...

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5 Reasons Fairy Tales are...

5 Reasons Fairy Tales are...

5 Reasons Fairy Tales are Good for Children 🌈. Fairy tales work on a deeper level within a child’s mind. They enrich imagination, cultivate deeper understanding of life’s great truths, and elevate understanding of spiritual things that can be difficult and complex to convey. — ✨They see good conquer evil. — They see actions beget consequences. — They see great obstacles overcome by ordinary characters. — 💫They enrich imagination. — They benefit every age. After a decent introduction to fairy tales, children can begin to recognize story patterns and similarities between versions. Fairy tales stretch imaginations far beyond what is...

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TV time can be made...

TV time can be made...

TV time can be made into a family social activity 💜. Setting time every week, such as Saturday night, in which the entire family watches TV together can be a great way to bond ✨. Watching TV with loved ones becomes a wonderful shared experience, sharply contrasting to the dull loneliness felt when watching TV alone. This method also gives children a weekly family bonding time to look forward to during the long school days, and makes solo TV watching less appealing. Source: childdevelopmentinfo.com Pic: @merimeriparty

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