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  • Spending Time in Natural Playgrounds

    Take a few moments and envision a playground in your area. What does it look like? If you live in the United States, it’s likely brightly colored with climbing structures, slides and swings over a turf bottom. It’s enticing for children, sure, but it could also be described as “built” or “man-made.” Rarely does anything about playgrounds appear natural at all.

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  • You’ll be Happier if You Let Yourself Feel Bad

    There’s a moment in Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray when the title character declares war on his feelings: “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions,” Dorian says. “I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Basil Hallward, the artist who had painted Dorian’s portrait, becomes fearful of his subject’s newfound aggression: “You talk as if you had no heart, no pity in you,” he says. But Dorian, in the throes of an existential crises, isn’t listening; he wants control, most especially over how he feels.

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  • Great Idea – for Boys Too, Surely

    It’s a tough world out there for middle school girls. That’s the time in their lives that they’re really starting to turn into young women. And that means it’s the perfect time for body image problems to be born. But some schools are finding creative ways to combat that, like Warren Middle School in Forney, Texas, where teachers are spending their summer break working on a bathroom inspiration project to remind girls how beautiful and strong they all are.

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  • Playtime for Babies – how to make it happen

    I still would like to know what a parent is doing (or not doing) for a baby to play independently for 3-4 hours straight….

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  • Fun with Rubic’s Cube

    Some games are so good that they never go out of style – and that’s definitely true of the Rubik’s cube. More than 40 years after this iconic combination puzzle was invented, it’s still just as popular as ever and the best selling toy in the world.

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  • Pain Detection in the Elderly via Facial Recognition Technology

    A tool that uses facial recognition software to detect pain in the elderly and people with dementia is making its way across Australian residential aged care villages. Known as PainChek, its national rollout via Dementia Support Australia (DSA) is now underway for 150 consultants caring for up to 5000 people with dementia per annum.

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  • Some Great Books to Support Speech and Language Development

    Learn how to find the perfect picture books for the goals you want to target

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  • Exam Panic

    Exams are by their nature stressful events in which students have to formulate a series of written answers to multiple questions under time pressure. In such a scenario it is not unusual for a student to become stressed when they find themselves under pressure unable to remember how to address a particular problem.

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  • How to Get Past Parenting Guilt When our Child has a Learning and Attention Difficulty

    If you feel guilt around your child’s learning and attention issues, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Feelings of guilt and shame are common among parents of kids with learning and attention issues.

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  • Such a Fun Activity

    Such a Fun Activity.

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