Tag Archives: Safety and childhood

Little ninjas learn safe play

I couldn’t agree more! There’s an article in today’s Herald online that presents the results of a Massey study into children’s physical education. It states: “Training babies to become shoulder-rolling “little ninjas” could reduce the rate of children seriously injuring … Continue reading

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“Instead of eliminating the script, make it a focus of classroom discourse”

A decade or so ago, Jane Katch wrote a book reflecting on her difficulties with her class’s use of violence in their fantasy play. I like the honesty of her writing and how she acknowledges the personal reasons behind so many of … Continue reading

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Babies brain – the effects of environment

Brownlee mixes the metaphors and language of scientific research and emotional appeal in this book, but many of the principles she argues for are sound. The importance of the biochemical environment created in and around the baby by those responsible … Continue reading

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Are children safe at home?

In a study of children’s perceptions of and responses to risk and safety in North Belfast, Madeleine Leonard writes: “One of the primary settings for children’s daily lives is the home. According to Bronfenbrenner (1979), children’s first experience of the … Continue reading

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