Bell, H. C., Pellis, S. M., & Kolb, B. (2010). Behavioral Brain Research,
Juvenile peer play experience and the development of the orbit frontal and medial prefrontal cortices. 207, 7-13.
These findings suggest that play promotes brain development. Active play may be particularly important for infants and toddlers, the formative period for the creation of neurons (brain cells) and synapses (the connections between brain cells where the mind’s signals travel). This study suggests that play in infancy may lay the groundwork for important functions of the brain in later life (Bell 2010).
Bers, M. U. (2010), Beyond computer literacy: Supporting youth's positive development through technology. New Directions for Youth Development.
This article explain how developing character traits that will serve children to use technology in a safe way to communicate and connect with others, and providing opportunities for children to make a better world through the use of their computational skills. The leaner believes that this article relates because he will have to use technology with the children he works with in the future. Some of the youth that he will be working with will not beable to afford this technolgy. If he helps them successfully operate some of these devices, they may have a better grasp while in the work place.
This article shows how technology will affect the youths. How there are ways of preventing wrong useage of technology. Also how to monitor and prevent wrongful useage.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). State indicator report on physical activity, 2010. Atlanta, GA: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This report presents national and state information on the physical activity levels of children. Twelve indicators of the amount of support that states provide for physical activity were identified based on recommendations from two national reports: Healthy...