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This week’s early childhood headlines: December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

In the spirit of educating and advocating for our children, The Children’s Movement of Florida presents Worth Reading Weekly. Delivered every Friday, this newsletter gathers the top Florida headlines about early childhood education, parenting, and healthcare so it’s easy for you to stay informed. Hurricane Michael Relief Fund After a disaster, returning to a normal… Continue Reading This week’s early childhood headlines: December 14, 2018

Children Move Less Starting at Age 6

Thursday, December 13, 2018

From The New York Times: “By age 11, children were spending an average of almost two more hours a day in sedentary behavior than they were at 6.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

How to Foster Empathy in Children

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

From The New York Times: “Teachers and caregivers in child care and pre-K settings can foster empathy by acknowledging rather than dismissing a child’s distress or by bringing a toy or doll to comfort a child who is upset or injured.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Why Kids Should Play Outside This Winter, According To Science

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

From Business Insider: “The benefits of outdoor play for children are significant in any season, with a scientifically proven link between outdoor activities and healthy brain development.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.