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First Day of Kindergarten? Chinese School Welcomes Kids with a Pole Dancer

BEIJING — A Chinese kindergarten principal has apologized after allowing a pole dancer to perform on the school's opening day. Yes, you read that right. A Chinese kindergarten thought it was a good idea to have a scantily clad woman writhing around a pole in the school courtyard on Monday. American writer Michael Standaert, who [...]

Let Kids Play

The most famous painting of children at play is “Children’s Games,” the 1560 work by Pieter Bruegel the Elder of a town square in which children from toddlers to adolescents (scholars have counted 246) are playing a range of timeless games. There are dolls and marbles and tiddlywinks, ball games and climbing games and riding [...]

Playtime May Bolster Kids’ Mental Health

“Play has become a four-letter word.” So says Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a psychologist at Temple University and one of the authors of a new paper about the importance of play in children’s lives. The clinical report, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that pediatricians write a “prescription for play” at doctor visits in the [...]

Male Teacher Numbers Dwindling, Work In Education An ‘Isolating Experience’ For Men

PHOTO: Early Childhood Education lecturer and MENtor Program Coordinator Martyn Mills-Bayne with student Akash Krishna. (ABC News: Rebecca Opie) Male teachers are a rare sight in primary schools across Australia and, as the number of men enrolling in education dwindles, some fear they could become a thing of the past. At the University [...]