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Pikler/Lóczy USA

Pikler/Lóczy USA
PLUSA's role is to support those interested in implementing Dr. Pikler's respectful approach to caring for children ...
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/ infants, organization, P, parenting, toddlers

U.S. Play Coalition

U.S. Play Coalition
Co-founded by Joan Almon in 2009, The U.S. Play Coalition is an international network of individuals and organizations that promotes the value of play throughout life. Membership is free ...
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/ advocacy, organization, U

Play Is In The Child, Not The Toy

Play Is In The Child, Not The Toy
The phrase 'Play Is In The Child, Not The Toy' encapsulates the idea that real play sprouts from the player's interests, curiosity, and knowledge of the world, and not from ...
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/ P, terms of art

Power Play

Power Play
In Power Play, children play at wielding imagined power ("I'm Spiderman") or place their real power ("watch how fast I can run to the trees") on display ...
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/ P, types of play

Object Play

Object Play
Object Play is play involving physical objects like blocks, sticks, socks, dolls, balls, swings, loose parts, water, and everything else children can get their hands on ...
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/ loose parts, O, object play, types of play

Loose Parts Play

Loose Parts Play
In early learning settings, Loose Parts Play refers to play with environmental variables ...
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/ L, types of play

Home School Legal Defense Association

Home School Legal Defense Association
The Home School Legal Defense Association is the nation’s largest, most trusted homeschool advocacy organization ...
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/ C, homeschooling, organization, unschooling

Automaticity

Automaticity
Automaticity is the ability to preform a task, activity, or behavior without thinking about each step in the process. Automaticity tends to result from repetition, practice, and learning. Children have ...
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/ A, development, habits, learning, play, skills