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Kids' holiday activities rank fairly high when it comes to school holidays! They spend a lot of time at school, but they also have a lot of breaks! It’s often during these times that parents find themselves looking into the abyss and wondering how they’re going...read more
Irrespective of background, kids loves to play. And the desire to play is so strong that it can even trump screen time for many children; including for my own daughter! The deep-seated desire to play is not something random. It’s been shown again and again, to be...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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