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Personnel note: Madeleine Thakur named president of The Children’s Movement of Florida

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

From Florida Politics: “Ensuring all children get off to a strong start is really the most important work for Florida’s future. I’m honored to play a role in pushing for business practices, public policy, and state investments that support families with young children.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Distance Learning is Leading to ‘Learning Loss’ in Neurodiverse Kids

Saturday, January 16, 2021

From Parents: “Unfortunately, the way most schools are rolling out distance learning is exacerbating already existing challenges for differently-wired children, especially those with learning and attention issues.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Does Social Studies Build Stronger Readers? A New Study Suggests So

Thursday, January 14, 2021

From Education Week: “Research shows that young children’s ability to understand what they read depends in large part on the background knowledge and vocabulary they bring to the endeavor.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Mud Play for Kids: Why It’s Worth the Mess

Thursday, January 14, 2021

From Healthline: “Mud play is a great way for children to learn, relax, and let out their creativity. Medical research shows that it can also be good for your child’s physical and emotional health.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.