Children

Let the children play: Nature's answer to early learning (2006)

Lessons in Learning – November 8, 2006

Changes in society over the past several decades have made it increasingly rare for Canadian children to have long, uninterrupted blocks of time to play indoors and outdoors, by themselves or with friends. At the same time, growing numbers of children spend substantial time in structured educational and recreation activities.

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2013-02-08

Parenting styles, behaviour and skills and their impact on young children (2007)

Lessons in Learning - December 13, 2007

This paper summarizes recent research on parenting styles and highlights a number of programs aimed at helping parents improve their skills.

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2012-12-18

Access and Barriers to Educational Services for Canadian Children with Disabilities (2010)

The authors of this study use data from the child component of the 2001 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) to analyze access to educational services for Canadian children with disabilities.

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2012-10-18

Media literacy for children in the internet age (2008)

Lessons in Learning – January 10, 2008

While new media can promote learning, it can also expose children to danger, including inappropriate sexual content and online bullying. Media literacy, for both parents and children, is vital for understanding new media and for ensuring that children’s exposure to the digital world is safe and enjoyable.

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2012-09-04

Educating the Human Brain: Book Review (2011)

This is a review of the book “Educating the Human Brain,” written by Michael I. Posner and Mary K. Rothbart, and published in 2006. The reviewer is described as a doctoral candidate in the psychology department of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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2012-08-21

Mixed Messages: How to choose among conflicting information to support healthy development in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – May 29, 2008

Today’s parents are faced with a bewildering amount of information on how to promote the health of their young children. Often, the messages they receive are contradictory, the authors of this paper point out. For instance, messages about safety may conflict with advice on promoting vigorous outdoor activity.

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2012-07-27

Ready to Learn? A look at school readiness in young children (2008)

Lessons in Learning – September 18, 2008

Parents, teachers, and decision-makers all have a stake in ensuring that children are well-prepared when they begin their formal education. However, the authors of this document note that the meaning of the term “ready to learn” is not as clear as it might first appear.

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2012-06-20

Every child's legal right to education (2006)

This document is housed on the Community Legal Education of Ontario (CLEO) server.

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2011-07-14

National Strategy for Early Literacy - Summary Report 2009 (2009)

This document offers a brief summary of the National Strategy for Early Literacy, developed by the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network.

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2010-08-10

National Strategy for Early Literacy - Report and Recommendations (2009)

The National Strategy for Early Literacy is a pan-Canadian effort to develop an action plan for improving the literacy skills of young Canadians.

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2010-08-06

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