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We have an I.D.E.A.

Started Jun 23, 2010 0 Replies

We've been sharing The I.D.E.A. Room for the better part of a week now (5 days) and many people have shown their support of our proposal. So, we're wondering if you, the EduPLN would take the time to…Continue

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Playful Learning

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Playful Learning

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Feb 8, 2013
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"I believe playful learning engages and motivates children in a most appropriate way by letting them enjoy in a playful environment.  It enhances social developmental outcomes and life-long learning for the kids and hence prepares them for…"
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Playful Learning

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Playful Learning

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Playful Learning

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Playful Learning

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Playful Learning

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Playful Learning

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Jennifer Krill commented on Brian C. Smith's group Playful Learning
"Play encourages trail and error and is a safe environment for cause and effect.  Chances are when you are learning something new you will seek out opportunities to "play" with the new information, new skill, new concept in some way or…"
Dec 26, 2010
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