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Karen Whittier
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I didn't know this was up for debate....OF COURSE play in mud!! #PlayEveryDay #PlayMatters
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I'm STILL a kinesthetic learner! When I move I'm able to set whatever I'm doing into my gut and then it gets transferred up to my brain!
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Children acquire knowledge by acting and then reflecting on their experiences, but such opportunities are increasingly rare in school.
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"Some people call this child abuse and I can’t disagree." Me neither...the research is clear on this--children must play!
Early childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige: 'Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would have to defend children’s right to play."
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"The best way for children to learn is also the simplest way: just play." EXACTLY!!
#Seattle #toyrental #PlayEveryDay #PlayMatters
Like carrots in spaghetti sauce, water in apple juice and the way parents cheer "We're going to the doctor!" like it's some kind of carnival, young children have a sixth
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She may be tiny, but she's mighty & a superhero in my book!
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This is fabulous--everyone plays! #PlayMatters
On a recent Tuesday morning at the Tacoma Children’s Museum, children with special needs – as well as their siblings, classmates, parents and other caregivers – played with running water in a playscape, fed pieces of cloth into Airways, a pneumatic air system that looks like a giant plastic caterpillar, painted faces, climbed through a rope tunnel, watched a story time presentation concurrently presented in American Sign Language, and otherwise h...
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Another tip to promote joy, fun and play at home: Rent toys!
#Seattle #toyrental #PlayEveryDay
We have largely become a culture of doing and excelling instead of just being and enjoying.
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Another benefit of play! #PlayMatters
Support interventions by child life specialists decrease sedation use and costs associated with cranial radiation therapy, new research shows.
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Since I'm a yoga teacher too OF COURSE I'm going to think incorporating yoga's a good idea! In fact including yoga during many parts of the day is a good idea and RentTheToyChest.com has The Yoga Garden game for families to do just that!
‪#‎Seattle‬ ‪#‎toyrental‬ ‪#‎yoga‬
Sometimes children's bodies are not ready to rest. Combining the benefits of kids yoga and bedtime stories is effective to settle little bodies and minds.
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The need for play is universal so it makes sense to provide dolls that kids can relate to!
American Girl’s diabetes care kit is the latest accessory for their line of dolls designed to represent children with disabilities.
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Doesn't the fact that kidlets are playing less than their grandparents break your heart? Commit to reverse that trend! #PlayMatters!
With playdates replacing free childhood play, it’s upper-class families who set the social norms — and working-class fam…
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    Play Specialist, Rent The ToyChest, 2015 - present
    Play is at the heart of childhood. It's also the way children learn best. Rent the ToyChest supports play & learning without the fuss of buying & storing...plus it's eco-friendl! Rent the ToyChest: Home-delivered toyrentals serving King and south Snohomish county. Email: TeacherKaren@RentTheToyChest.com
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