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social learning through play

When I first read Peter Gray’s Free to Learn a couple years ago, I was struck by his descriptions of young children playing together. In the interactions he transcribed, these children were negotiating social hierarchies, defining relationships, experimenting with emotional expression and response, making small talk, and learning to understand the thoughts and feelings of other individuals – all through the context of undirected, independent, imaginative play with each other. 404 more words

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In Pieces: A Review

February 18, 2019  

In Pieces by Sally Field

Genre/Categories: Non Fiction, Memoir, Biography, Family Relationships, Motherhood

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Beloved actor Sally Field tells her story for the first time. 962 more words

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Welcome to my page!!

Hey everyone!!!

Welcome to my blog! Thank you for taking the time to read my story and becoming a part of our lives. First of all I am 31 year old wife to a wonderful man and mother to 7 handsome young men. 610 more words

Moon Bathing

I believe that tomorrow night is the full moon at its peak for this month. However given the cloudless skies in the Shires this evening, I have just spent the last twenty minutes, taking the time to admire its evocative glare. 155 more words

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What's on in Lydney? Your at-a-glance guide to half term.

What’s on in Lydney?

Luckily for us, there is plenty of local fun on offer to keep the children entertained. And luckily for you, I have done all the leg work and condensed lots of information into one, chronologically-ordered guide. 1,618 more words

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These ordinary moments: vacation

“Because being a homemaker isn’t about being extraordinary.  It’s about seeing the ordinary in a conscious way.  A way that deepens our hope, faith and love.  280 more words

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Six things you didn't know were happening in Lydney this half term!

The February half term can be a tricky one. The weather is often still chilly and unpredictable, and some attractions don’t open their doors until Easter. 692 more words

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