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Little, Helen – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2017
This article presents data from a survey of Early Childhood Education and Care services in Australia. The study investigated outdoor play provision in terms of space, resources and planning for risk-taking in play. Overall, the results indicate that the participating centres are well-resourced to promote physical play, but vary in terms of…
Descriptors: Risk, Early Childhood Education, Play, Preschool Teachers
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Weiser, Dana A.; Bales, Diane W.; Moyses, Kendra J. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2012
A growing number of early childhood professionals use the Internet to improve their skills, knowledge, and practice. The Internet may be a practical alternative for providing high-quality, research-based training, information, and resources to these professionals. When designing online materials and Web sites, however, it is important to first…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Internet, Preferences, Needs Assessment
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Loo, Alfred – Gifted Education International, 2012
The Internet is an effective learning tool for gifted children because it allows them to independently select the areas in which they have talent. The Internet also enables children to discover and maximize their potential. However, younger children might not have a large enough vocabulary to surf the Internet, even if they are gifted. For…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Gifted, Reading Ability, Kindergarten
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Dunst, Carl J.; Trivette, Carol M.; Masiello, Tracy – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2011
The influences of child participation in interest-based learning activities on the development of 17 preschoolers with autism was the focus of this brief report. The children's mothers identified their children's interests and the everyday family and community activities that provided opportunities for interest-based learning. Parents then…
Descriptors: Intervention, Autism, Childhood Interests, Motor Development