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  • 1.  Advocating for the impact of play and creativity

    Posted 11-18-2022 12:35 AM
    Hi everyone,
     I'm working on a project about play and creativity and I will love to hear from everyone about issues and concerns in your community about fostering play and creativity.
    Thank you and all answers and suggestions are welcome

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    Sakina Asare
    San Diego CA
    Early childhood Educator
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  • 2.  RE: Advocating for the impact of play and creativity

    Posted 12-08-2022 12:38 PM
    Hi Sakina,

    Can you tell us more about your project? What I typically see is a lot of restrictions around what children are allowed to do and a narrow threshold of parents (and sometimes educators) of appropriate play/behaviors. Additionally sports and more "academic" programs seem to take up more time. Children are consuming a lot of technology. In a busy world, communities seem reluctant to take time to play.

    I really have been enjoying the book, When you Wonder, You're Learning and it touches on these concepts as well.

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    Carla Gull, EdD
    Educator
    University of Phoenix
    Loose Parts Nature Play
    Podcast: https://loosepartsnatureplay.libsyn.com/
    Goshen, IN
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  • 3.  RE: Advocating for the impact of play and creativity

    Posted 12-08-2022 07:13 PM
    Hi Carla,
    Thank you so much for hour response and you have actually answered the question well. Do you have any there recommendations for resources in your community that promotion play.
    Sakina


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    Sakina Asare
    San Diego CA
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  • 4.  RE: Advocating for the impact of play and creativity

    Posted 12-08-2022 09:49 PM
    I just went over the attached podcast and is so powerful. I do appreciate you. Please let's connect if that's okay.

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    Sakina Asare
    San Diego CA
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  • 5.  RE: Advocating for the impact of play and creativity

    Posted 12-17-2022 07:47 PM
    Hi,
    I suggest checking out the International Play Association.  They have great resources and a weekly podcast, porch time. Look on their website. I've recorded a few for them.
    Also Defending the Early Years, DEY has wonderful resources.
    As long as you keep in mind that children learn through play, you will be able to know which resources are solid and which to discard.

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    Ellen Cogan, MS Ed - Owner, Chief Consultant - HILLTOP Early Childhood SERVICES
    NYS Early Learning Credentialed Trainer
    NYS Master Cadre, Pyramid Model
    Implementation Planner, Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership
    www.earlychildinfo.com
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