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Blog-NewsVROOM BLOG
June 23, 2017

Meet Your First VPET

Check out Playing Forward’s latest offering, the VPET, a creature for your child to learn to care for without the housebreaking or sleepless nights of a living pet.  The first VPET can be found in Stan Lee's Kid's Universe--Meet the MYnosaur!  The MYnosaur world is brought to life with augmented reality that lets your child see the world from any…
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June 23, 2017

The Benefits of SEL

Some may argue that social emotional learning (SEL) is a bit too "touchy-feely" to be that important, or to have precious school minutes spent on it when kids could be filling their minds with academics like reading and math.  In fact, research is telling us that taking time for SEL improves a child's academic skills, and can be correlated to long-term life…
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June 23, 2017

What is SEL?

Maybe you've heard of social emotional learning (commonly shortened to SEL), or maybe you haven't, but every single person uses and observes SEL everyday.  So what is it?? SEL refers to the ways children and adults learn and use the "skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and…
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Blog-Stories
June 23, 2017

Meet The Creators of Lizzy’s World

We are thrilled to introduce you to Brenda Faatz, the author, and Peter Trimarco, the illustrator, of It's Just So... "This is our first book series, but not our first creative endeavor. Having already collaborated in writing and producing both music and scripts for live children’s theater programs, the writing of children’s books was a natural extension. Brenda is a…
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Blog-StoriesVROOM BLOG
June 23, 2017

Learning Through Stories and Media

Storytelling is an ancient means of communication that has endured for millennia. It is often character based, and can bridge differences between cultures and communities, making it a very useful tool for teaching SEL skills. Storytelling also has the capacity to support and enhance relationships among students by creating new knowledge (Bishop & Glynn, 1999).   By telling stories through…
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