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Research Finds Children Benefit From Mixed-Age Play

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

From WMC Action News 5: “Gray found younger children gained academic skills from playing with older kids. They were encouraged to read words they didn’t know and learned math when older kids had them keep score.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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9 Ways That Play Helps Children Deal With Scary Things

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

From AAA State of Play: “Learning to handle difficult or scary situations is an integral part of a child’s growth and development. It is important to explore different coping mechanisms and ways of handling difficult situations.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Op-ed: Early Childhood Education Can Prevent Violence Later in Life

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

From Indianapolis Star: “If we are committed to preparing our children to be productive members of society, we must include character building in the curriculum, teaching students from a young age how to be good people and treat others the way they want to be treated.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.