Help Teens Learn to Listen from Daily Good - a sweet approach to teaching true listening skills -- also,
Our Kids & Stem (suggestions from Four)
- "The Gears of My Childhood" By Seymour Papert. This essay was published as the foreword to Seymour Papert’s book "Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas"
- Wired, March 29th, 2007 :" Geek Dad: The Origins of Mindstorms" By Jim Bumgardner
- Does Heavy Media Use Make Girls Less Happy? NYT, Jan. 27th, 2012
NYT Stories Related to Kids, Quaker Ed, Etc (suggestions from Four)
From The Alliance For Childhood
Play England has released a new report called A World Without Play: Literature View. It gives an overview of the importance of play for children's health.
Screen-Free Week: April 30-May 6
On average, preschool children spend a staggering 32 hours a week in front of a screen, and the number is even higher for older kids. Become a Screen-Free Week organizer! Sponsored by our friends atCampaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.
The long-awaited report on play from the American Academy of Pediatrics has been released, with a focus on children in poverty. Read it here.
We've recently updated our Nature Resource List, an extensive compilation of books, websites, organizations, and films about outdoor play.
Our latest article, “Crisis in Early Education: A Research-Based Case For More Play and Less Pressure,” continues to receive praise. It can be downloaded and distributed from our web site. It makes the case for play-based learning and supports our continued work with educators across the country.
We invite you to keep up with media coverage of issues affecting children by visiting our Facebook page regularly. You'll find many interesting articles there.