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The Power of Parental Play: Parents Making a Difference

The Power of Parental Play: Parents Making a Difference

Play with parents sets the stage for children’s ability to successfully play with peers. (Haight & Miller, 1992) As parents, we are all familiar with playing with our children. It can be an area however, that isn't always easy and not always easy to do well. Research...

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Cultivating a Love of Learning Through Play

Cultivating a Love of Learning Through Play

The skills children learn through play in the early years set the stage for future learning and success from the kindergarten classroom to the workplace. (R.E.White - 2012) Lev Vygotsky (see post), claimed that play is a leading factor in a child's cognitive...

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How Difficult is it to Choose a Preschool?

How Difficult is it to Choose a Preschool?

  This blog was inspired by my daughter when we started looking at preschools. It seems fitting therefore, for the first post to give you an insight into that story and how it gave rise to Minds of Wonder. How difficult is it to choose a preschool? Armed with my years...

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How Do Our Preschoolers Think?

How Do Our Preschoolers Think?

Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely. - Jean Piaget (1896-1980)   Have you ever stopped yourself in your tracks as you remember that...

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How Children Make Sense of the World Around Them

How Children Make Sense of the World Around Them

What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see. - Jean Piaget (1896-1980)   Your preschooler is growing intellectually and making sense of the world around her. Have you ever wondered exactly how that development is taking place? In the second...

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The Power of Play For Preschoolers

The Power of Play For Preschoolers

As in the focus of a magnifying glass, play contains all developmental tendencies in a condensed form and is itself a major source of development. (Vygotsky 1896-1934) Play for Preschoolers Research has shown that play for preschoolers is crucial to their development....

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