As a follow up to CCC's October 2014 event with Darrel Hammond, Children First Norwich will be rolling out "Norwich Plays!" to educate all of Norwich on how to incorporate healthy, playful lifestyle choices into their lives.
“Unplugged – Play Matters”
All times and dates are for channel 25 on the Metrocast Cable system.
Monday, December 1st and 8th @ 8pm
Tuesday, December 2nd and 9th @ 4pm
Wednesday, December 3rd and 10th @ 4pm
Friday, December 5th and 12th @ 8pm
CEO of Playworks, Jill Vialet, discusses why play matters. See the video at the link below.
"Those who play rarely become brittle in the face of stress or lose the healing capacity for humor." ~ Stuart Brown, MD
"A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play." ~ Frederic Nietsche
"My childhood may be over, but that doesn't mean playtime is." ~ Ron Olson
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~ George Bernard Shaw
- See more at: http://blog.aaastateofplay.com/2014/10/play-your-way-to-happy-inner-child.html#sthash.JYTPse0a.dpuf
Groton Public Schools (CH 19)
Fri., 10/3/14 10:00 a.m.
Sat., 10/4 6:30 p.m.
Sun., 10/5 10:00 a.m.
Mon., 10/6 10:00 a.m.
Tues., 10/7 6:30 p.m.
Wed., 10/8 10:00 a.m.
Thurs., 10/9 6:30 p.m.
Wed., 10/8 4:00 p.m.
Fri., 10/10 7 p.m.
A new show, "Mystic Matters" (Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce) will air on Comcast at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13th
Check out the YouTube video interview of our Chairperson, Cara Westcott of UCFS, and one of our long-time partners, Kathleen O'Beirne: http://youtu.be/7kS_B_PfPms
Thank you, Marilyn Dayton! www.FromThisCornerTV.com
Dr. Jane Scott: Parenting while distracted — are we dissing our own kids?
..."Social media have a place and a purpose, but too many parents are creating unnecessary stress by trying to be in two places at once, while modeling to their children that online relationships take precedence over real ones. In an era of constant distraction, we must decide what's more important: heeding the constant ping of our devices or telling our children, in word and deed, "I am listening. I am here. And there's nowhere else I'd rather be."...
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/dr-jane-scott-parenting-while-distracted-are-we-dissing-our/article_32814bc1-835c-5568-9193-d10f7838552d.html#ixzz3DKvAjbQu
Great article from VB regarding smartphones, outdoor play and emotional intelligence.
Study: Kids who ditch smartphones for outdoor fun are ‘substantially’ better at reading emotions
August 23, 2014 11:00 AM
A new study suggests that excessive smartphone use is hurting kids’ ability to read social cues.
Using the gold standard of psychological testing, experimental field design, researchers from UCLA took a random selection of sixth-grade students to an outdoor camp for five days. Compared to a control group, in the camp group, “we found that children who were away from screens for five days with many opportunities for in-person interaction improved significantly in reading facial emotion,” the research team explained...
Read the article here:
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