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Jambor, Tom – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2000
Describes how children's play contributes to brain development. Details the importance of early experience for brain development, arguing that the optimal learning activities to promote brain development are complex, use many senses simultaneously, and are perceived as relevant, useful, emotionally engaging, and novel. Suggests that informal play…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
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Jambor, Tom – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses projects to establish school playgrounds that are planned, built, and used by individuals of different generations. Such projects involve set-up, which includes determining needs, selecting a site and project leader, designing the playground, and establishing committees; construction; and follow-up, which includes playground maintenance…
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Grandparents, Intergenerational Programs
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Jambor, Tom – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1994
Discusses the role of school recess periods in children's social development and academic achievement. Also examines changing attitudes toward the use of recess periods in the United States and other nations, and presents strategies for classroom teachers to use in advocating school recess periods in their schools and communities. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes