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Heaven Is a Playground by Rick Telander - Heaven is a Playground is a book, published in 1974 by author Rick Telander, about Telander’s journey to New York City and the summer he spent there for a magazine piece, acclimating himself with the culture that existed on inner-city basketball courts in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. While he was there, he met a man by the name of Rodney Parker. Parker was kind of like a street agent because he worked tirelessly to get a lot of these inner-city kids into school. In the book, Telander talks about all of his experiences with the people in the neighborhood and the relationships he developed with the kids, whom he would eventually go on to coach....   [tags: book review and story analysis]
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A Playground for Children of All Abilities - Children laugh and run as the sun beats down on them. Parents push their kids on the swings, and children take turns on the slide. One child falls down and runs crying to his mother. A typical day at most any playground, but this is no ordinary playground. This is the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Play Park, a playground "for children of all abilities that allows for physical as well as mental development" (Always Dream Play Park). Kristi Yamaguchi was born with a club foot, which inspired her to start the Always Dream Foundation in 1996....   [tags: Child Development] 1159 words
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The Playground Of The Gods - The Playground of The Gods Cathy Spellman's, The Playground of The Gods is an exuberant novel which deals with murder in a remote tropical paradise but can further be read as an illustration of man's ignorance and invasion of nature. "Do it big, or stay in bed."( Larry Kelly). These are words that Thoros Gagarian lives by. He is one of the wealthiest men in the world and when picking his private paradise, only one place on earth could serve his needs and fantasies. This place is Mora Utu-The playground of the Gods-a green jewel in the placid blue expanse of the South Pacific, the most luxurious and seductive private preserve anywhere on the planet....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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Playground Safety - Kids love to play outside with their outdoor toys, because that is their job. The job of the parents is to ensure that diligent attention is paid to the children at play. The National Program for Playground Safety has reported that inadequate supervision contributed to about 40 percent of all playground injuries. Swing set safety guidelines have been developed to guide parents, childcare providers and school officials to the best measures to prevent accidents on playground equipment. In addition to supervision, the child should be instructed on how to play safely, and the caregiver should ensure that the child is wearing appropriate play clothes and sturdy shoes....   [tags: Children's Health] 480 words
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Pain on the Playground - Pain on the Playground On one fateful evening, in the summer of 2001, an incident occurred that would scar me for life. At the beginning of the day, the routine was as normal as any other day. I would get up, climb out of bed, head into the kitchen, enjoy a bowl of cereal, put on my sneakers, and head across the street to the playground. As I entered the playground that day, I was totally oblivious to what was about to transpire. Until this summer evening, pain was only a four letter word in my mind....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 992 words
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Letter to a Playground Bully by Andrea Gibson - Andrea Gibson’s’ poem ‘Letter to the Playground Bully’ is an unforgettable poem about bullying. She cleverly crafts a poem from the perspective of an 8 and a half year old girl who is trying to confront the playground bully through a letter. The poem’s sole purpose is to expose the hardships and reality for victims of bullying. She achieves this by making the speaker a younger version of herself. She wrote this poem in order to perform in front of high school and elementary school students to try and stop bullying....   [tags: rhetorical analysis, poetry]
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Early Learning and Development: A Playground at The Zoo - -The setting: I went to a zoo for observation. There is a playground at the zoo. There is a semicircular giant rock at the playground with a big hole in the middle part on the ground. The children can climb onto the rock or run in and out of the hole. There are trees surrounding the playground, and parents can stand nearby the playground to keep and eye on their children. -My focal child: The little girl is around four-year-old. She is around 37 to 40 inch (93.98 to 101.6 cm). I can’t tell how much she weighs, but she is about an average body size....   [tags: children, behavior]
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Traditional Rumspringa in Devil's Playground Documentary - Devil’s Playground is a documentary following the lives of several different Amish teens in LaGrange County, Indiana. The film shows the teens during a period in their lives known as rumspringa. At the age of sixteen, Amish teenagers can leave the Amish world to experience the modern world. The teens stay in this lifestyle until they decide they are ready to be baptized and officially join the Amish church as adults. The concept of rumspringa is extremely controversial and has many aspects that seem troubling to outsiders....   [tags: church, world, lifestyle, teens, amish] 592 words
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Playground Payback - Original Essay - Playground Payback - Original Essay In the far hills of North Carolina, there was a school called Blue Creek Elementary. It was half a century old, and you could definitely tell. The yellow stained walls of the classrooms had marks from play dough and crayon. The chalk board was cloudy with dust from a thousand words before. The smell of each room was basically the same, chalk clappers and weak tea, and the colour of autumn leaves was present throughout the year. It was January 2002....   [tags: Papers] 3077 words
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College Should Not be a Playground - College Should Not be a Playground University students today have it pretty good. At decent-sized schools, students have access to any number of low-cost services that civilians would donate organs for. We get gyms and fitness centers for free or close to it. We have computer labs, lounges and more clubs and societies arriving every semester. With little or no fees, on-campus coffee bars and pick-up basketball games make traveling into the real world increasingly ludicrous. Sure, we pay more in tuition rates to help off set the cost, but college students these days shouldn't sweat the bill's bundled-in activity fees - it's simply worth it to fork over a little extra cash for...   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 918 words
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Amish Tradition of Rumspringa in the Film Devil's Playground - In the Amish world, children are brought up following all Amish family traditions and church traditions. At age 16, Amish teenagers do away with these traditions for several months to several years and go out into the “English”, modern world to experience what life is like outside of the Amish community in a tradition called Rumspringa. The hopes of Rumspringa are that Amish teenagers will see the evil in the modern world and turn back to the Amish church and community and will choose to be baptized into the faith....   [tags: evil, church, community, parenting] 825 words
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Finding Personal Identity in Rumspringa in the Film Devil's Playground - The concept of culture spurs many individuals to study, understand, and obtain knowledge of certain customs, values, standards, and rituals that create another perspective to empathetically grasp, and each relatable truth, discovered by its researcher, can establish foundational, inalienable traits to argument the researcher’s identity. Each human is elected to be a researcher of culture with or without the knowledge of the research, but ironically, identity is not a firm state of being; it is continually shaped and molded after each new experience....   [tags: personal, identity, society, affinmations] 679 words
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Creative Writing: The Playground - As I saunter onto the school field, I survey the premises to behold people in coats, shielding themselves from winter's blues. The sun isn't out yet, but the place bursting with life and exuberance, with people gliding across the ice covered floor almost cat-like. The field is effervescent and despite the dire conditions, the field seems to have taken on a life of its own. The weather is bad and the ice seems to burn the skin if touched, yet the mood is still euphoric. The bare shrubs and plants about the place look like they've been whipped by Winter himself....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 392 words
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Personal Narrative- Playground Memory - Personal Narrative- Playground Memory Looking back on a childhood filled with events and memories, I find it rather difficult to pick on that leaves me with the fabled “warm and fuzzy feelings.” As the daughter of an Air Force Major, I had the pleasure of traveling across America in many moving trips. I have visited the monstrous trees of the Sequoia National Forest, stood on the edge of the Grande Canyon and have jumped on the beds at Caesar’s Palace in Lake Tahoe. However, I have discovered that when reflecting on my childhood, it is not the trips that come to mind, instead there are details from everyday doings; a deck of cards, a silver bank or an ice cream flavor....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 398 words
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Bullying at the Elementary Age - No matter where you go, bullying is just around the corner. There’s no certain age for anyone to become a bully. Movies make it high school the biggest place for bullies to be created; but in the real world, that’s not the case. Bullying is a serious issue and can happen anywhere at any time to anyone. Bullying within an elementary school begins right from the very first day of school. By the end of Kindergarten, over 20% of students report being bullied within that year. By the end of elementary school, 9 out of 10 students report being bullied at one time or another....   [tags: playground, physical, verbal, cyber] 515 words
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Importance of Childhood Playtime - Recess may be one of many different ways that children develop meaningful social interaction. Through playful participation with their peers, children learn how to talk, interact with others, and in turn, begin to form their social world. This observation looks at “Playtime Peer Relations” and how children participate in, and form, their own everyday social worlds. Piaget and Vygotsky assert that, through interaction with their environment, a child will construct meaning, and, as a result, development will occur....   [tags: children, development, playground] 565 words
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The Devil’s Playground - The Devil’s Playground Slowly the snow drifted along the sidewalks and streets as he strolled down his own path. Following no particular way but his own, he traveled. Knowing not his destination but only his outcome. His ideas were changed, his beliefs were diminished to that of nothing and his perception of reality was turned upside down. All he knew now was himself and that of his tendencies. His own nature was the only real and raw thing that he was able to hang on to. A life of mistreatment and abuse, his last actions displayed his true feelings....   [tags: Devil Religious Beliefs Creative Writing Essays] 3943 words
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A Playground for Innocence - ... An early factor in solving this quaint predicament is to put aside all doubt that it is not children to blame for their developed sins, but parents and grown world around them. At the beginning of the novel, both Scout and Jem serve as the epitome of this purity we witness in the children of our world. Later on though, we witness Jem change, and he begins to develop into the adult we all seemed doomed to become. This difference in characterization causes tension to grow between the two as Scout confronts this change in Jem while clinging to her own youthfulness....   [tags: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird]
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A Chalkboard, Playground Equipment, and Mirror in Flowers for Algernon - My name is Charly Gordon. I had an operation. I will become smart. I have a chalkboard. I write things on the chalkboard. This helps me to remember. Today I will run amazed with Algernon. Algernon is a mouse. I want to win the amazed. I like the teeter-totter. When I am up in the air, I am free. I like to make funny faces in the mirror. Miss Kinnian showed me a raw shok test. I failed. I want to be smart. From the time we encounter Charly until he is told of his operation, every thing Charly does are for reasons unknown to him, but are required for survival in the human world....   [tags: Flowers for Algernon] 955 words
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Free Personal Narratives: Resolving Arguments on the Playground - Resolving Arguments on the Playground "If you want the fuckin' ball, come and get it!" Those enticingly intelligent words from Sean Kelly, a husky sixth grader, brought me my first taste of how arguments get settled on the playground. Actually it was going to be less of a taste and more like four courses and dessert. I was a small fourth grader, weighing in at a willowy eighty-five pounds. I was also still considered a "new kid." I had arrived in Somerville, Massachusetts just one year prior, coming from Brussels, Belgium....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1275 words
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The Devil's Playground - ... He observed that the water, not quite reaching the mattress upon which he sat, seemed to be closing in rather quickly. Jacob knew he would have to make a move if he wanted to try to save himself. He was shivering already as he threw his legs over the side of the bed and made to stand up. The current threatened to pull his legs out from underneath him and he grimaced as he put his hand against the door frame beside him, trying to find his sea legs before he attempted to fight the ravaging current....   [tags: personal narrative] 1192 words
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Fun Activity for Adults: Reconstruct, Reuse and Recycle Material - Ever since I first heard of natural play areas for kids in my anthropology class I have been interesting in finding an activity that would encourages a similar type of behavior in adults. Natural playgrounds are areas that are made of “junk” in which children are free to experience a more natural play where they are able to reconstruct, reuse and recycle material and learn important life skills through play.[1]Parkour is an activity that encourages adults to learn through risk taking and discovery, much like children in the natural playgrounds....   [tags: natural playground, parkour] 532 words
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Children: An Advertisers Playground - Children watch an average of 2 hours and 17 minutes of television each day, 16 hours each week, and are exposed to 25,600 advertisements a year, with 22% of these advertisements being for food (Holt et al. 2007)(Rose, Merchant, Bakir 76). The majority of children aged between five and eight have some understanding of TV advertising, they are capable of differentiating programs and commercials especially if this understanding is measured by non-verbal rather than verbal measurement. Advertisers create ways to invade the minds of people everyday....   [tags: tv advertisemnt,comparative advertising]
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Short Story: Devils Playground - ... It was a story of The Lost Dutchman and his gold. For some reason, the kids had loved that story. Sitting still and quiet, they gave their grand dad the floor and soaked in every word, then when Grandpa stopped talking, they would start in with a thousand question. They had asked him to repeat it several times during the visit. When the kids found out they would be driving past those same mountains on the way back, they had made Shirley promise to show them which mountains he was talking about and they wanted to stop on the side of the road so she could take a picture of them with the Superstitions in the background....   [tags: superstition mountains, toxic heat, children] 1185 words
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Digital Playground - With today’s advancements in technology, texting has become a necessity of the American teenager for social survival. Teenagers are texting addicts sending and receiving hundreds of texts a day. In addition, text messaging can be a great way for parents and teens to stay connected, but are teens taking it too far. Many medical professionals and educators are having increasing concerns with texting contributing to distraction in school, lack of sleep, and repetitive stress injuries. While there are no long-term effects yet, many teens complain of thumb aches from the repetitive motion of texting, similar to when computer keyboards were found to cause Carpel Tunnel Syndrome....   [tags: Cellphones, Texting, Addiction, Sexting] 1347 words
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Amish Lifestyle in the Film Devil's Playground - Amish lifestyle is a very strict and limited lifestyle in which the Amish people choose to live a life that is very sheltered from the outside world. They have very limited electronic access and do not drive typical cars that most Americans drive. They all live basically with the same goals and family values. The male works and brings home the supplies necessary for living while the female is tasked with raising the family and providing meals and household duties. Amish families are typically very large and in many ways, they do practice many of the same activities non-Amish people do....   [tags: values, family, communication, freedom] 585 words
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Amish Culture in the Film Devil's Playground - When an adolescent in the Amish culture turns sixteen, they are encouraged to pursue “Rumspringa”- a period of time to go experience the English world, free from traditional Amish restrictions. The intention of this exposure is to give teenagers the experience of life outside the restrictive Amish community and truly decide if they want to join the Amish church and its traditions or live in the English world. During this period, parents and elders of the Amish church allow children to be their own authority....   [tags: traditional, church, authority, standards] 774 words
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The Rise and Fall of King David the Playground Tyrant - “Move it you fat cow,” demanded the little boy behind me. Most onlookers would have noted that the speaker was not exactly in a position to criticize a classmate’s weight as he was not lean in any way, but no one would dare challenge the class bully. “Just shut up, David!” I exclaimed, raising my voice to the shrill pitch only a nine-year-old girl can achieve, my tightened fists shaking. A barrage of superbly rude words flew out of his mouth, but verbal assault was nothing new to me. In previous months, David had made sure that I was well experienced in receiving abuse....   [tags: Personal Experience] 847 words
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Halloween: Family fun or Satan’s Playground? - Okay, I admit this time of year is a guilty pleasure of mine, with the changing of the seasons. The crisp cool days and evenings let you cook hearty healthy meals that fill the home with such sumptuous, delicious smells. It’s the time of year for hot apple cider, pumpkins and families that get together. Harvest time used to be a time when all the hard work of the year was being stored up for the long cold months of winter. We recently had the pleasure of hearing: “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.” Why do we say this....   [tags: Halloween Argumentative]
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Civic Responsibility: Universal Playgrounds for Disabled Children - As the father of a special needs child who is currently bound to a wheelchair, I wanted to know and understand more about universally accessible playgrounds in Colorado Springs, CO. I found, however, there is only one universal/handicap useable playground in Colorado Springs. Even that one playground is not truly accessible as it utilizes wood chips as ground covering which makes wheelchair usage very difficult. The only reason it exists is due exclusively to private funding. I decided to do some research into the matter....   [tags: handicapped rights, special needs policies]
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Swingers Not Just On Playgrounds Anymore - Swinger's Not Just on Playgrounds Anymore Dave's marriage had hit the rocks. His wife had lost interest in sex, and Dave did not know how to deal with it. He did not know whether she was bored with him or simply bored with sex. In his search for an answer Dave and his wife attended a swinger's party. This would eventually end Dave's marriage, but it would also lead him to greener pastures. "She did not want to share the lifestyle with me, and sharing is an important part of swinging. Swingers swing to enhance the relationship with their mate, not to destroy it," Dave said....   [tags: essays research papers] 1769 words
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Playgrounds and Gender Stereotyping - Playgrounds and Gender Stereotyping In this project, I am going to investigate the question; 'Do playgroups encourage gender stereotypes?' This is quite a difficult topic to be able to answer, as a playgroup isn't just going to say that they encourage stereotypes. Therefore, I am going to have to be careful in how I find out my information to make sure they are reliable sources. To look into this and draw some sort of conclusion, I will be asking both playgroup assistants and parents of children attending playgroup (2 sets of parents with girls, 2 sets with boys, 2 sets with boys and girls) questions in interviews or questionnaires....   [tags: Papers] 2628 words
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Social Sites: Virtual Playgrounds or Predatory Hunting Grounds - Social interaction via internet has become a raving craze, but the debate of online safety measures necessary for children using social sites has become a hot topic of discussion. Social sites open the door to online interaction with friends, relatives, and classmates; but they also enhance the risk of interaction with online predators. Representative Michael Fitzpatrick, from Pennsylvania, is a sponsor of the Deleting Online Predators Act. He is an advocate for extreme online restrictions for children who use social-networking sites....   [tags: Social Networking ]
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Playtime Peer Relations: An Informal Observation - Behavioral Observation notes for May 1, 2016 11:30am • It appears that recess , or a lunch break has begun, children are running and walking out to the playground • This is a small private school, and I see fifteen to twenty children on the playground. • I see one adult male playground monitor, who seems to allow the children to facilitate their own play. • The playground is all concrete; there are basketball hoops, jungle gyms, swing sets, red rubber balls, soccer and basketballs. My first personal observation is of an Asian boy, approximate age, 5-7 years old....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report] 1061 words
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How the Term "Play" Has Changed Over Time - ... On average, children at least spends six to seven hours of a day in school. Even in such conditions they are not provided with outdoor activities and playgrounds, and the Indian government is not considering that how important it is for child development also lack of such amenities can lead to various serious problems especially in government schools. In my point of view, non accessible and lack of open spaces can cause problem for all the ages including children. Case The Bombay High Court, in a judgment on the mill land in 2005, noted kids in the city may be born with mental and physical infirmities, if the oxygen levels reduce gradually due to lack of open spaces and recreational faci...   [tags: Toys, Children, Technology] 2315 words
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Recreational Property Negligence - M E M O R A N D U M TO: FROM: DATE: RE: Cole Gershwin- Immunity for Negligence on Recreational Property _________________________________________________________ I. STATEMENT OF FACTS Our Client, Mr. Cole Gershwin, is considering suit against the Chicago School District for injuries sustained as a result of tripping in a pothole. Gershwin, a teacher at Washington Elementary School, alleges that on October 10, 2000 at 12:20 pm, he was walking from the school to the teacher’s parking lot, and tripped in a pothole and fell....   [tags: essays research papers] 1501 words
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Special Kids Need Special Parents - “Just One of the Kids” by Kriegsman and Palmer is a great book on the subject of raising a family when one of your kids has a disability. “When children with physical disabilities and their able-bodied siblings are raised by caring and capable parents, all can learn to cope with problems, thrive, and become productive adults.” (119) I really wanted in my research to find ways in which to better identify with other parents of special needs children. I feel it is important to gain insight into the struggles of a variety of families of various backgrounds....   [tags: education, psychology, sibling rivalry]
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Child Observation Report - Introduction The location of the observation was at the Community Center (Early Childhood education program) at 11:00am to 12:30pm on April 15, 2014. The meaningful experiences in early childhood education can positively shape children's development. With a teacher is guidance authentic child-art activity can educate enrich young students' learning abilities, encourage positive attitudes toward other children, and more importantly, learn to interact with people around them in the contemporary world....   [tags: Child Development Observation]
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The Fame and Glamour of the City of Miami - ... More money is being invested in tourism and people of higher income are making more investments in the city by buying property, cars, setting up their own business and hiring people to work for them. More marketing is being targeted at tourism and these people of high income, and less attention is being put into the lower class category of citizens. The increased job opportunities are attracting people from all over, and thus, leading to overpopulation. An overpopulated city is cause for very crowded schools, which is taking its toll on public education (Neighborhood Scout)....   [tags: celebrities, tourism, money, crime] 789 words
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Obseity: From the Lack of Exercise and a Balanced Diet - Obesity in this country is growing at an unheard of rate and two of the significant reasons for this are the lack of Exercise and the lack of properly balanced school lunches. The lack of school ground equipment is mostly blamed on costly lawsuits to the schools from injuries occurring on the equipment. The lack of nutrition in school lunches have been caused by the need to serve hundreds of students in a matter of around four lunch sessions of around thirty minutes each. What we need to solve the problem is healthier lunches, more school ground equipment, and increase the amount of unrestrictive play....   [tags: equipment, nutrition, play, lunches] 718 words
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Advertising to Children: Helpful or Corrupting - At an extremely young age many children become the target customers for today’s leading corporations. We live in a society that is flooded with advertisements for all different variations of services and products. When the main point of these ads is to attract children it brings upon the issue of exactly what is being advertised to these children. Although some companies believe that by advertising to children they will secure their brands futures, advertising to children needs to be regulated because children do not understand how to judge if a product is safe or harmful....   [tags: unhealthy food, t.v. commercials, fast food]
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Allie’s Basketball Dream - Allie’s Basketball Dream Just by looking at the cover of the story “Allie’s Basketball Dream” by Barbara Barber I could already tell that the story itself seems to be an ideology. The ideology is not hard to figure out; even the name of the story gives it away. Most girls dream of being a ballerina, a princess, or even a vet but with Allie’s case she wants to be professional basketball player. When I first picked up this book, the name of the book intrigued me to want to read it because I never would have guessed a girls dream would be to be a professional basketball player....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Barbara Barber] 2261 words
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Making a Suitable Environment for Your Disabled Child - ... Unlike non-disabled students, students with disabilities are in the need of managing the receptive information. This technique can organize their thoughts and conception. According to Bisland, it consists of a pair of columns strategy and the student can write words in the first column, the second column includes the meaning of each word (2004). Special needs students facing struggling to learn how to write and express. Writing and expression strategy is found to help them to overcome their learning difficulties....   [tags: special needs children, inclusion] 1389 words
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Jane Addams and the Successful Hull House - ... Lectures and classes on a wide range of subjects including English, citizenship and art were offered for free by social reformers, students and university teachers like Susan B. Anthony and Frank Lloyd Wright (“Hull House” 1).Soon after, Addams and Starr were joined by Julia Lathrop, a college friend and lawyer, and Florence Kelley, a member of the Socialist Labor Party. It was because of Kelley that the Hull-House became a center for social reform. She, along with Alzina Stevens and Mary Kenney, spear headed the research of the sweating trade in Chicago which lead to the passing of the Illinois Factory Act of 1893....   [tags: immigrants, school, suffrage]
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Discarded Needles, A Danger for Children - A child’s imagination can transform the mundane into the fantastical. In the eyes of a child a simple cardboard box can become a castle and a table can become a fort. This ability to daydream is one of the hallmarks of childhood, but it can also prove dangerous if the repurposed toy is a used sharp. Every year children around the globe are the victims of Community Acquired Accidental Needle Stick Injuries. Discarded sharps represent a serious threat to public health when they are disposed of in improper ways....   [tags: needle stick injuries, discarded needle sticks] 893 words
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The Importance of Play in the Education System - Changes in the Education System The focus of the education system has changed drastically in the past twenty-six years. Approximately forty percent of elementary schools have already removed or reduced recess time, or are in the process of doing so, in comparison to the ten percent reported in 1989 (“Recess and the Importance of Play” , n.d.). Not only is recess important, but all types of play have been demonstrated to be beneficial to school aged children. Play is essential to healthy development encompassing mental, emotional, and physical well-being in all children....   [tags: education, stages of play]
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Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative - Some Things Never Change - Personal Narrative “…the capital of Germany is…, hmm, Nigel”, “Nigel?, Nigel!”, “uh.. Yes miss!”, “you are not listening again, I said what is the capital of Germany”. I am Nigel, I hated my geography teacher, her name was Mrs Wright, and I guess her personality fit her name like a glove – she was always right. I hated geography too. She always picked on me in class and I hated it so much. But I guess, every time it was the same as before, I was always wrong....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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For Me, Contentment is Synonymous with the Soccer Field - For me, contentment is synonymous with only one place – the soccer field. Whilst the world has its argentine genius – Lionel Messi and its English architect – Wane Rooney, the local playground had me, a hesitant 17 year old with raging hormones looking forward to shining each day, trying to outdo himself, working towards achieving greater heights. Soccer is my passion, although my fascination for the sport developed long after I had walked away from soccer coaching. I did not enjoy the experience because of my lack of ability, embarrassment and fear of the coach himself....   [tags: personal reflections and anecdotes] 517 words
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Fun Visit to Lake Station, Indiana - ... Bellaboo's also has an outdoor playground where you and your toddler can have some fun in the sun. (See References 2) Enjoy the Library A visit to the Lake County Public Library (lcplin.org) is sure to put a big smile on your toddler's face. Centrally located in the city, the library organizes various programs for toddlers. This can include story time, singing along to music, and interactive play and crafts. Some programs require you to register beforehand, and during holidays and extreme winter weather the library is closed....   [tags: play center, library, picnic] 546 words
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Tux and the Places He Visited - ... • Tux at the Yankee’s stadium. Tux’s distant cousin Malcom went to Thailand. In Thailand Malcom went to two temples. The first temple he visited was called Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Wat Phan On was the other temple Malcom went to. In Thai ‘Wat’ means temple, or sacred place. The main language in Thailand is Thai, and they have a monarchy parliament government system. The major landmarks and points of interest are Chang Mai, and Bangkok. The currency is Thai Baht, and the major religion is Buddhism....   [tags: tourism report] 548 words
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