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Nature Playgrounds May Improve Immunity

A new study out of Finland shows that adding natural elements to a preschool playground improved the immune systems of the three to five year old attending students.

Arts Integration in Core Curriculum

Dr. Erica Rosenfeld Halverson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, believes art should be integrated into core curriculum. Her new book asks educators to incorporate artistic process values -- creating, cultivating, initiating, and unfolding -- over traditional values like instructing, memorizing, and reciting.