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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
Kids need love. They need it like sunshine, oxygen, laughter and protection. It doesn’t matter if you’re a parent or not; it doesn’t matter what you do for a living. Kids need love – including the hurt or angry ones who lash out. Whenever and however it happens, you will come into the orbit of […]
When kids grow up with no responsibilities and have everything they need or want given to them freely, there is only one possible outcome: spoiled, entitled brats. This does not mean that they’re bad kids or that selfish behaviors can’t be turned around. It just becomes exponentially more difficult with age, because the patterns and […]
The following video featuring Kid President is a funny and loving reminder of how awesome moms are, and how important it is for moms to relax and spend time with their kids. Enjoy! Would you add anything to Kid President’s list? Share below!
My mom read to my brother and I every night when we were kids. One of our favorite books was The Book of Virtues for Young People, by William J. Bennett. It wasn’t the catchiest title for me when I was little, but this book was filled to the brim with amazing stories and poems […]