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Creativity and Play

How might we use play, creativity and everyday routines to build life skills and character?

Character traits like grit, determination and resilience enable children to overcome obstacles throughout life and make the most out of opportunities they encounter. Skills like pattern recognition, critical thinking and numeracy contribute to success in school and beyond.

How might we use play, creativity and everyday routines to build life skills and character? 

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64% of 798M illiterate adults in the world are women.  Yet we know that a child born to a woman that can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age 5 and that a mother that talks, reads and singings to children from the moment they are born, pro

64% of 798M illiterate adults in the world are women. Yet we know that a child born to a woman that can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age 5 and that a mother that talks, reads and singings to children from the moment they are born, pro

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Nurturing Arewa girls through the development of a teaching platform.  One that uses an open ended interface to teach essential early childhood development skills with the support of international organizations.  The platform aims to be a sustained f

Nurturing Arewa girls through the development of a teaching platform. One that uses an open ended interface to teach essential early childhood development skills with the support of international organizations. The platform aims to be a sustained f

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•	It’s an interactive learning system that combines student’s core syllabus, summarizes it and presents it in a graphic way that’s easier, memorable and more practical for the kid to learn 
It is revised, edited and cuts  across all syllabuses from

• It’s an interactive learning system that combines student’s core syllabus, summarizes it and presents it in a graphic way that’s easier, memorable and more practical for the kid to learn It is revised, edited and cuts across all syllabuses from

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Typical from Northeast Brazil,  Cordel literature (from the Portuguese term Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature") can inspire inexpensive printed booklets or pamphlets about popular myths, folk novels, poems and songs. 

It can be us

Typical from Northeast Brazil, Cordel literature (from the Portuguese term Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature") can inspire inexpensive printed booklets or pamphlets about popular myths, folk novels, poems and songs. It can be us

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Our product is designed to aid Syrian children in Lebanese Refugee Camps. In this situation, children have no opportunity to explore their passions and creativity, as well as they are deprived of toys and thus cannot spend time being kids and playing

Our product is designed to aid Syrian children in Lebanese Refugee Camps. In this situation, children have no opportunity to explore their passions and creativity, as well as they are deprived of toys and thus cannot spend time being kids and playing

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Child care centres and day care facilities are some of the amazing forms of service provided some of the organisations here in Kathmandu, Nepal. The demand for such facilities is very high and adequate facilities are not available. 
Apart from dayca

Child care centres and day care facilities are some of the amazing forms of service provided some of the organisations here in Kathmandu, Nepal. The demand for such facilities is very high and adequate facilities are not available. Apart from dayca

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Our idea, Create A Toy, targets children 5 and under in rural, poverty-stricken, communities across the world. Create A Toy is essentially a kit that provides children with the materials to build their own toy, take it apart, and recreate a new toy.

Our idea, Create A Toy, targets children 5 and under in rural, poverty-stricken, communities across the world. Create A Toy is essentially a kit that provides children with the materials to build their own toy, take it apart, and recreate a new toy.

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We would like to create a pair of shoes that interacts with a child (ages 1-5) who lives in a low-income community. The shoes give commands and then encourage the child when they complete the task. Walking or running creates energy that is stored in

We would like to create a pair of shoes that interacts with a child (ages 1-5) who lives in a low-income community. The shoes give commands and then encourage the child when they complete the task. Walking or running creates energy that is stored in

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A community play group that uses Legos/simple building materials and toys to stimulate critical thinking, creative processes, collaboration, use of opportunities, and pattern recognition. The children will be given little to no instruction on how to

A community play group that uses Legos/simple building materials and toys to stimulate critical thinking, creative processes, collaboration, use of opportunities, and pattern recognition. The children will be given little to no instruction on how to

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Learning through playing in small groups can be very useful in those day-care centers where there isn't enough budget to hire professional caregivers. Sometimes, just one caregiver along with an assistant have to deal with 40 children that go from 6

Learning through playing in small groups can be very useful in those day-care centers where there isn't enough budget to hire professional caregivers. Sometimes, just one caregiver along with an assistant have to deal with 40 children that go from 6

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This product is a watch that sets a daily challenge for children to fulfill throughout the day. These challenges can range from drinking 2 glasses of water to reaching out to help someone in the community to complementing a friend; the opportunities

This product is a watch that sets a daily challenge for children to fulfill throughout the day. These challenges can range from drinking 2 glasses of water to reaching out to help someone in the community to complementing a friend; the opportunities

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This idea consists of parents sharing with their children at dinner time the benefits of the foods that they are eating at the time.  By the children learning about the food that they are eating, they are gaining knowledge that they can carry with th

This idea consists of parents sharing with their children at dinner time the benefits of the foods that they are eating at the time. By the children learning about the food that they are eating, they are gaining knowledge that they can carry with th

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