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Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (backed by science)

Amanda Finlaw ·
After a brief definition and explanation of resilience, this article from Hey Sigmund gives 20 easy, realistic strategies for building resilience in children. http://www.heysigmund.com/building-resilience-children/
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Helping Young Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: Policies and Strategies for Early Care and Education [ChildTrends.org] [Re-posting from ACES in Child Care]

Amanda Finlaw ·
This report from Child Trends and the National Center for Children in Poverty includes a review of the prevalence of early childhood trauma and its effects. The report offers promising strategies for child care and preschool programs looking to help young children who have endured trauma, and presents recommendations for policymakers to support trauma-informed early care. [For more of this story go to https://www.childtrends.org/publications/ecetrauma/ ]
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Ready for kindergarten? Gap between rich and poor narrows, Stanford study finds (scienceblog.com)

Amanda Finlaw ·
On the first day of kindergarten, poor children are already behind. But the distance they need to cover to start school on par with richer kids has shortened – in spite of widening economic inequality – according to surprising new research co-authored by Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) Professor Sean Reardon . The study, conducted with Stanford GSE alumna Ximena Portilla, compared the achievement gaps between high- and lower-income children kindergarten in 1998 and 2010 using the...
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Using Play to Build the Brain [Gooeybrains]

Amanda Finlaw ·
This is a great read on play and its role in a child's brain development. "Did you know that more than just about any other activity, play is what promotes the healthy development of your child! The most important thing to remember about play is that it should be pleasurable. That means that if your child is having fun, then you are doing it right! Play can use the mind, body or even props. It engages the imagination and exercises the muscles, and it also allows our children to practice new...
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