Olfaction refers the sense of smell or the process of smelling. Here's a little bit about how the nose and brain are connected: https://youtu.be/0xcLbPkzN9w Our sense of smell is strongly connected to memory: https://youtu.be/1wdTBFSapKM Smell can trigger strong memories from childhood. Here are some examples I harvested from a post to the Explorations Early Learning … Continue reading Olfaction
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Plangry is a term of art describing play anger. In Plangry play, players pretend to express anger and related strong emotions. This play attempts masking Play Face with I Want To Eat You Face. Such play may seem very real to an observer since much of the activity revolves around recreating the body language, facial expressions, language, and tone of real anger.
Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children (Nebraska AEYC) is an affiliate of NAEYC, the largest early childhood association in the world. Our work primarily focuses on education, leadership and advocacy for the early childhood education profession.
Service Area Western North Carolina Focus Play Mission The Play Sanctuary supports Western North Carolina’s capacity for health, wellbeing and connection by nurturing play. Description We believe: Child-led play has value. Children are capable and worthy of respect. Welcoming people creates community. People need to move their bodies. Nature and simplicity inspire imaginative play.We know … Continue reading The Play Sanctuary
Plop refers to the practice of introducing new materials into an early learning environment by simply placing them in the space for children to discover. This practice is based on the understanding that children are natural explorers drawn to novelty in their environments.
A Neural Pathway is a series of neurons connected to form a route along which electrochemical impulses travel to convey information from one brain region to another.
A neuron is "A nerve cell that receives and sends electrical signals over long distances within the body. A neuron receives electrical input signals from sensory cells (called sensory neurons) and from other neurons. The neuron sends electrical output signals to muscle neurons (called motoneurons or motor neurons) and to other neurons. A neuron that … Continue reading Neuron
Neurogenesis "is the process by which new neurons are formed in the brain. Neurogenesis is crucial when an embryo is developing, but also continues in certain brain regions after birth and throughout our lifespan."
A Neurotransmitter is a chemical messenger released by neurons to stimulate neighboring neurons, muscles, or gland cells. There are many neurotransmitters, including Dopamine, Acetylcholine, and Glutamate. Here's a look at types of neurotransmitters: https://youtu.be/FXYX_ksRwIk Here's a quick look at how neurotransmission works: https://youtu.be/p5zFgT4aofA
Piniculum is a sarcastic term used to describe early learning curriculum comprised of stuff a teacher saw on Pinterest and thought was cute. A piniculum fails to take the interests of the children into account and tends to focus more on finished products than process. Piniculum activities often have very little relevance to the children … Continue reading Piniculum