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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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The proposed project is unique in that it gathers the energy and commitment of a group of partner organizations in Hebron Governorate to foster the professional dialogue dynamics necessary for improving the psychosocial well being of Palestinian chil

The proposed project is unique in that it gathers the energy and commitment of a group of partner organizations in Hebron Governorate to foster the professional dialogue dynamics necessary for improving the psychosocial well being of Palestinian chil

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Recycled game boards (Game of Life, Shoots & Ladders etc.) for the purpose of engaging learning experiences:

repackaging donated game boards and fashioning them with new rules, objectives, and/or cards that highlight the major developmental milest

Recycled game boards (Game of Life, Shoots & Ladders etc.) for the purpose of engaging learning experiences: repackaging donated game boards and fashioning them with new rules, objectives, and/or cards that highlight the major developmental milest

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Educate the mind of the childs , teaching them how to express their emocional vocavulary and teaching them how to solve problems toguether and developing their emociotinal skills to be more self confident and more  emphatic.

Educate the mind of the childs , teaching them how to express their emocional vocavulary and teaching them how to solve problems toguether and developing their emociotinal skills to be more self confident and more emphatic.

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Without having ethnographically studying the people I'm designing for, I'll be honest, I feel a bit limited in how I can design for them. I need to know more about their daily life, their culture, and how they communicate.

That being said, I belie

Without having ethnographically studying the people I'm designing for, I'll be honest, I feel a bit limited in how I can design for them. I need to know more about their daily life, their culture, and how they communicate. That being said, I belie

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Incentive the creation of innovative toy designs (through crowdsourcing) using low cost, environmental friendly or easy accessible materials that parents can get easily at the nearest convenience store to educate themselves and their children. Partne

Incentive the creation of innovative toy designs (through crowdsourcing) using low cost, environmental friendly or easy accessible materials that parents can get easily at the nearest convenience store to educate themselves and their children. Partne

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Inspired by the creative games and on one workshop I made 1 month ago, I suggest one idea that has been taking by a teacher/artist in Brazil, Jorge Luiz Hoffmann. 

 He develops toys and games motly with recycled woods. This principle can be adapte

Inspired by the creative games and on one workshop I made 1 month ago, I suggest one idea that has been taking by a teacher/artist in Brazil, Jorge Luiz Hoffmann. He develops toys and games motly with recycled woods. This principle can be adapte

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Have students write small books or stories and they send it to the post office. Then, when they send the mail out, they give one story or book to one house every week.

Have students write small books or stories and they send it to the post office. Then, when they send the mail out, they give one story or book to one house every week.

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