The Zone'in Child Development Series Newsletter
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What ARE kids doing on those computers at school?
 
girl with sad eyesWith the rise in computer use in the school setting, Cris Rowan was interested to hear student perceptions regarding computer use at school. Cris interviewed five elementary and one high school student in her daughter's Francophone school, and discovered some interesting information.

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Teaching Children to Kill?

boy with a gunVancouver BC is experiencing a wave of gang violence, with 18 gang related killings in February 2009. While the body count continues to rise, taking necessary time to reflect on the causes of violent behavior might help health and education sectors to plan safe, healthy and sustainable futures for children. This article reports current research on the causes of aggression and violent behavior in children and adolescents, and offers parents and health and education sectors immediate and effective prevention initiatives.

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On nature

Children set off on the Great Plant Hunt
Treasure chests stuffed with tools, seeds, flower presses and plant guides are being distributed to every state primary school to get children interested in science and botany. David Attenborough launched the campaign in south London.

On children with special needs

The Life That's Chosen Me - Karen Taylor-Good
Written by Karen Taylor-Good and Lisa Aschmann and performed by Karen Taylor-Good in Orlando December 9th, 2008 for the first time to the parents of those that the song was created for.

On recess

The 3 R's? A Fourth Is Crucial, Too: Recess
The best way to improve children's performance in the classroom may be to take them out of it!

Zone'in Programs Inc. 2009

March 2009


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Cris Rowan is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, author, speaker and champion of easing the job of learning for all children.

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