RESEARCH

We have developed and continue to develop the Live Move Grow curriculum based on leading research in children’s education. Below is a list of research references relevant to our curriculum.

WEBSITES, ONLINE ARTICLES, & BLOGS

 

https://deyproject.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/readinginkindergarten_online-1.pdf

http://www.naeyc.org/dap/preschoolers

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24602099

http://www.nsta.org/about/positions/earlychildhood.aspx
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/08/08/488581846/in-china-some-schools-are-playing-with-more-creativity-less-cramming
http://lauragraceweldon.com/2012/08/07/reading-readiness-has-to-do-with-the-body/

http://www.janetlansbury.com/2010/11/4-reasons-to-ditch-academic-preschools/

http://www.scarymommy.com/club-mid/are-kids-spending-enough-time-in-nature/

http://www.scarymommy.com/texas-school-triples-recess-time-and-sees-immediate-positive-results-in-kids/

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/08/06/336361277/scientists-say-childs-play-helps-build-a-better-brain
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/cpwn/pdf/educatornature.pdf

http://www.importanceofplay.eu/IMG/pdf/dr_david_whitebread_-_the_importance_of_play.pdf

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/hands-on_learning_for_young_children

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/school-starting-age-the-evidence

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/04/12/report-debunks-earlier-is-better-academic-instruction-for-young-children/

http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/08/why-so-many-kids-cant-sit-still-in-school-today/

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/school-starting-age-the-evidence

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/06/can-free-play-prevent-depression-and-anxiety-in-kids/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140706&fb_action_ids=10152348919658141&fb_action_types=og.likes

 

http://www.newdirectionsinstitute.org

http://nspt4kids.com/parenting/help-your-child-develop-the-crossing-the-midline-skill/

http://www.musicologyaz.com

http://www.johnratey.com

http://www.danaspinkribbon.blogspot.com/2012/03/nature-experiences-for-young-children.html

http://www.pyramidofpotential.com

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/06/a-really-scary-headline-about-kindergarteners/

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2011/03/why_preschool_shouldnt_be_like_school.html
http://www.thelearningclinic.ie/index.php/about/
https://kmwithmissbeth.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/brain-benefits-of-outdoor-play/
http://www.activeoutdoorwomen.com/why-our-kids-need-to-get-outside-and-play/
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/april/walking-vs-sitting-042414.html
http://www.energizeyourhigherbrain.com/walking-barefoot-is-good-for-your-brain/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201505/early-academic-training-produces-long-term-harm

 

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

 

Hamlin, M., & Wisneski, D. B. (2012). Supporting the Scientific Thinking and Inquiry of Toddlers and Preschoolers through Play. YC: Young Children, 67(3), 82-88.

 

Monsalvatge, L., Long, K., & DiBello, L. (2013). Turning Our World of Learning Inside Out!. Dimensions Of Early Childhood, 41(3), 23-30.

 

 

BOOKS

 

Brazelton, MD, T. Berry. (1992). Touchpoints: The Essential Reference. Reading, MA: Perseus Books. (ISBN 0-201-09380-4)

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Buckman MD, R., Ezzo, G. (2004). On Becoming Preschoolwise: Optimizing Educational Outcomes. What Preschoolers Need to Learn. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Parent-Wise Solutions, Inc. (ISBN 13: 978-0-9714532-8-9).

 

Nielsen, Dianne. (1995). Teaching Young Children: A Guide for the Early Childhood Teacher. Torrance, CA: Frank Schaffer Publications, Inc. (ISBN 10: 0-86653-911-5).

 

Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP, Editor-in-Chief, Steven P., Hannemann, MD, FAAP, Associate Medical Editor, Robert E. (2004). The America Academy of Pediatrics; The Complete and Authoritative Guide; Caring for your Baby and Young Child, Birth to age 5, (4th Ed.). Bantam Books. (ISBN: 0-553-38290-X).  

 

"Young children learn best through direct sensory encounters and not through a formal academic process. Learning should be the outcome of hands-on experience, especially play." 
- www.naeyc.org