Death by Worksheets

Published on June 30, 2017 by in Children, Education, Storytelling

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Read this short story on my Medium blog: Death by Worksheets

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Play is absolutely elemental to how children learn. This is something that Dr. Alison Gopnik knows well. Author of The Philosophical Baby, The Scientist in the Crib and other influential books on cognitive development, Dr. Gopnik is a professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley. Through the partnership between the Children’s Creativity Museum […]

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The Children’s Creativity Museum

Published on January 17, 2015 by in CCM, Children, Creative, Education

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When you hear the word ‘museum’, what comes to mind? Do you think of costumes and a puppet theater? What about an entire wall of Legos, or a room filled with soft giant blue building blocks? How about a real life Animation Studio where families create clay characters (which they can take home) and make […]

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“During Summer break children can enjoy more unstructured time and families can take trips. Summer seems to be a large block of time that parents and kids can use to take a breather…But, there is a shadow that often hovers over this lengthy break – a shadow commonly called the summer slide.” Want to learn […]

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Want some great new book suggestions for your young reader? Would your child enjoy choosing from a list of books that thousands of kids their age voted as their favorites?  . The Children’s Choices Project:. “Each year 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read newly published children’s and young adults’ trade […]

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I’m totally uncomfortable with the commercialization of major screen-time technology that purports to improve early childhood education. I think it’s a load of crap, particularly given how many reports continue to come out describing the detrimental effects of long periods of screen time on young children. (Links below). Studies and reports aside, as an educator […]

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“It truly does take a village to raise a child – a village which typically includes extended family members, teachers, and other caregivers who support parents. It’s important for everyone involved in the care of a child to maintain a strong bridge of understanding and communication because of the influence they have on children’s cognitive, […]

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