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ERIC Number: EJ1000599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1946-0406
Essential Ideas for Healthy Childhoods
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n206 p20-24 Jul-Aug 2012
This article presents essential ideas from various people on how to cultivate healthy childhood. Amelia Gambetti says that in terms of young children, the element of complexity offers to them the possibility to have an opportunity to learn how to think and to generate ideas. Diane Levin shares how a three-year-old kid taught her that children do make their own unique meanings of experience that is different from how adults think. The kid taught her that the more adults try to understand how children think and take their points of view, the better able they will be to connect their efforts to promote their optimal development to their individual needs. Ellen Galinsky's idea of promoting a healthy childhood is to promote "life skills"--or executive function skills--in children. Lilian G. Katz suggests that one of the responsibilities of adults is to educate young children's interests by alerting them to phenomena and events around them that are worthy of their deeper knowledge, understanding, and appreciation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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