education

New Rhode Island law allocates a measly 20 minutes of recess time for kids

New Rhode Island law allocates a measly 20 minutes of recess time for kids

The empty playground scene above has become all too common in today’s schools. Recess time is at an all time low in American schools, with many schools cutting back recess to mere minutes a day, or

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Award-winning ‘NaturePlay’ film offers an inspiring look at Scandinavia’s nature-based education system

Award-winning 'NaturePlay' film offers an inspiring look at Scandinavia's nature-based education system

Nature-based education is just starting to get a foothold in America, the land of standardized testing and tightly planned curriculum, but it’s the norm in some areas of the world. NaturePlay is a new

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Interactive kid’s calendar is handcrafted by refugee women using upcycled materials

Interactive kid's calendar is handcrafted by refugee women using upcycled materials

Despite the fact that summer is in full swing, playing “school” never goes out of season for some tots. Child’s Cup Full‘s interactive calendar is the perfect enriching activity

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Charlie the robot helps diabetic children learn how to manage their symptoms and medication

Charlie the robot helps diabetic children learn how to manage their symptoms and medication

In America, approximately 20,000 children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which can be an exceptionally challenging disease to manage. Because the body does not produce any insulin to balance

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Kindergarten in Japan is made from recycled marine shipping containers to teach kids about sustainability

Kindergarten in Japan is made from recycled marine shipping containers to teach kids about sustainability

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The Edible Learning Lab teaches students the process of food production from soil to table

The Edible Learning Lab teaches students the process of food production from soil to table

The Edible Learning Lab is an afterschool program for students to learn through the process of food production from soil to table. Even a quick inspection will reveal that this generation is woefully

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9 forest kindergartens around the world where the sky’s the limit in teachings among the trees

9 forest kindergartens around the world where the sky's the limit in teachings among the trees

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‘Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983’ shows how Patagonia puts family life at the heart of their workplace

'Family Business: Innovative On-Site Child Care Since 1983' shows how Patagonia puts family life at the heart of their workplace

It’s no secret that we here at Inhabitots are pretty big fans of Patagonia’s sportswear products. We’ve featured the company’s eco-friendly, sustainable kids’ gear a few times, including here

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10+ easy science experiments that will inspire and astonish kids of all ages

10+ easy science experiments that will inspire and astonish kids of all ages

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First grade teacher proudly wears dress decorated by her students to commemorate the end of the school year

First grade teacher proudly wears dress decorated by her students to commemorate the end of the school year

Sha’Ree Castlebury, a veteran first grade teacher in Oklahoma, found a creative yet surprisingly simple way to remember her 2015-2016 students: she had them create a piece of unique, wearable art.

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BOOK REVIEW: The 50 States beautifully maps out a charming lesson in American geography & history

BOOK REVIEW: The 50 States beautifully maps out a charming lesson in American geography & history

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New study finds disturbing racial disparities in U.S. schools

New study finds disturbing racial disparities in U.S. schools

The latest report on civil rights in our public schools has been released, and while children of different races may no longer be separate, their educational experience is certainly not equal. The

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13 idyllic, organic family farm stay vacations around the world

13 idyllic, organic family farm stay vacations around the world

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$25,000 scholarship will put 125 more kids in Audubon nature camps this summer

$25,000 scholarship will put 125 more kids in Audubon nature camps this summer

Summer camp is a long-standing American tradition that many kids never get to experience, due to the cost. For years, Wild Birds Unlimited—a national chain of nature specialty stores—has sponsored

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Leka is an interactive robot that helps children with autism engage with the world

Leka is an interactive robot that helps children with autism engage with the world

There probably isn’t a child on the planet who wouldn’t love playing with a robot designed just for them. A new startup has developed a special toy just like that for children with autism. Meet Leka,

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Medical schools adopt the adage “Let food be thy medicine” by teaching future doctors how to cook

Medical schools adopt the adage "Let food be thy medicine" by teaching future doctors how to cook

Hippocrates stated long ago, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” However, while people naturally turn to their doctor for healthy lifestyle advice, diet and how to prepare

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First grader born without hands wins national penmanship contest

First grader born without hands wins national penmanship contest

Handwriting is often a dreaded part of the elementary school curriculum, but for Anaya Ellick, a Virginia first grader, mastering good penmanship represents just another of her many accomplishments. The

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Graduating high schoolers take “Senior Walk” through halls to inspire younger students

Graduating high schoolers take "Senior Walk" through halls to inspire younger students

Graduating from high school seems like a far off and distant dream to kids in elementary school — even if their parents know the time will go by in the blink of an eye. One Texas school began a

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