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What is SLC Reading this Summer? Part 2

“Neuroscientists, biologists, psychologists, social scientists, and researchers from every point of the scientific compass now know that play is a profound biological process. It has evolved over eons in many animal species to promote survival. It shapes the brain and … Continue reading

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Program Feature: The Critical Importance of Play

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers As we enter into an era in the world of … Continue reading

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What is SLC Reading This Summer?

“The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book and the person reading. It isn’t achieved by the book alone, not by the child alone, nor by the adult who’s reading aloud – it’s … Continue reading

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What is SLC Reading this Summer?

School’s out for summer! Congratulations on wrapping up another year of incredibly hard work, commitment to your students and an enriching year of learning for you. Time to rest, right? Well, sort of, if we know you. Summer is time … Continue reading

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Compassion Deficit Disorder – Its Causes and What We Can Do About It

Diane E. Levin, professor of early childhood education at Wheelock College in Boston, has coined a new term called “Compassion Deficit Disorder” to describe children who act without empathy or regard for others.  She uses descriptions from teachers to detail … Continue reading

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