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Kindle or Book?

June 18th, 2012 · 5 Comments

The question has been raised plenty of times. But here the question is asked, which is better–if you have kids–Kindle or books?

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The Secret to Great Play Activities

May 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

There’s an easy strategy to increase the likelihood that your child will become fully engaged in an activity.

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Soup from a Stone

December 26th, 2009 · 8 Comments

You don’t have to be a genius to inspire kids to focus. It’s enough to remember that a little direction goes a long way. . . .

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Kids’ Confidence

November 28th, 2009 · 12 Comments

I recently read a short story by William Saroyan,The Fifty Yard Dash (first published in 1937), that offers valuable insight into the idea of confidence.

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Childhood Learning: Easy Strategies

May 4th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Here’s three highly effective learning strategies designed to strengthen your child’s attention span and ability to focus.

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Toys: When Great Grandma was a Little Girl

September 8th, 2008 · 8 Comments

When it comes to toys, the ones that do the best job cultivating learning skills are usually the simplest in nature.

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Structured vs. Unstructured Play: Is That What Really Matters?

September 3rd, 2008 · 10 Comments

Structured vs unstructured play—which is better? This article explains the difference and introduces a more important consideration for child learning skills.

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Toys: A Useful Strategy

August 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Why does your child play with her favorite toy over and over again? The answer will help guide your strategy about toys in general.

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Effective Learning Strategies for Kids: Part 1

August 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

This article discusses the most basic thing you can do to turn playtime into a powerful learning experience.

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Effective Learning Strategies for Kids: Part 2

August 2nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

This method of play is so simple, yet so fundamental to your child’s creative and cognitive development. It’s aimed at nurturing the habit of rigorously exploring something to its fullest.

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Effective Learning Strategies for Kids: Part 3

August 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Eventually, as your child faces more complex problems both academically and in the real world, trust in her own ability to explore solutions is critical.

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