Tag: children

The Genius of ‘Eye See Eye Learn’

Note to all parents: Vision care is essential for your child’s success in school and good health. In Alberta, health care covers vision exams for children and seniors, and for all adult medical eye and vision concerns. Ensure each of…

NIHB Gets It Right

I’ve been writing for some time on issues of the importance of proper vision management for children in school. Currently, vision and how it affects learning and behavior is largely ignored in schools of medicine, psychology, and education. Not that…

Early Language

Two elements are necessary for the development of any skill: The physical (phylogenetic) capacity for the task, and experience with the task. This experience can come from necessity – you can easily learn to climb a tree to evade a…

The Changing Face of Kindergarten

See the full article: • The Changing Face of Kindergarten There has been a shift in how we teach our young people in the last 25-30 years. These days, the emphasis is on paper-pencil activities largely centred around learning the alphabet…

The Changing Face of Kindergarten

   Harvard Graduate School of Education Harvard Education Newsletter Volume 26, Number 5 September/October 2010 Kids Haven’t Changed; Kindergarten Has New data support a return to “balance” in kindergarten By LAURA PAPPANO In the ongoing battle over kindergarten—has exploratory play been shunted…

Sedentary Children

   This article from the CBC discusses the sedentary nature of children’s lifestyles inCanada. I expect this is similar to other developed nations. The guidelines presented, however, are completely unrealistic given the current model for primary education that requires children…