Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tidy Kids ~ Is this an Oxymoron?

I’m probably preaching to the converted here, since most of the readers are teachers or those in the childcare industry with lots of practices in place to ensure that tidying up is never an issue. On the off-chance, however, that you still struggle in this area and would like a few more tips, here is my take on the whole issue. Continue reading

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Laughter IS the Best Medicine

Do you know what happens to your body when you laugh? There has been lots of research carried out both in America and Australia on how laughter affects our immune system. Some of that research has shown that the endorphins released during laughter can be harnessed to control chronic pain. This research has also shown what happens to your body when you laugh. Continue reading

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The Need for a Highly Developed Imagination

I was alarmed when I read an article recently indicating that many of today’s children lack imagination. Lacking imagination impairs the child’s ability to use lateral thinking, to do anything creative or to engage in dramatic play. When large numbers of children lack imagination, alarm bells should ring. It is a tragedy, not only for those children, but for the future of our planet. Continue reading

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