The power of play: 6 benefits for child development

The power of play: 6 benefits for child development

by Lori Blahey Abstract: They say play is the work of children—and it’s true! Play is how children learn about the world, themselves and each other. It’s as much a part of healthy development as eating vegetables, reading books together and getting a good...
Design thinking, explained

Design thinking, explained

Abstract: Coming up with an idea is easy. Coming up with the right one takes work. With design thinking, throwing out what you think you know and starting from scratch opens up all kinds of possibilities. Read the article from MIT — Sloan School of...
Learning through play

Learning through play

Abstract: The brief describes the nature of pre-primary services within the broader concept of early learning. We then share definitions of what is meant by play in early childhood, followed by key points of why learning through play builds lifelong learners and...
The toy-inspired paperfuge

The toy-inspired paperfuge

Bioengineer and Stanford researcher Manu Prakash, known for his lab’s invention of the Foldscope, a paper microscope that only costs $1, has developed another inexpensive scientific device. The Paperfuge is a hand-spun, ultra-low-cost paper-and-string centrifuge that...