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It's easy to see how much kids can do...once you expect something of them.

Japan Just Seems to Get What Kids CAN Do

I spoke to an Early Educators Conference two weeks ago. Wish I’d had this video! What a great way to give kids the responsibility they crave: have them do actual tasks that actually contribute to the world they live in! – L \ .Here is the URL, if you need it! – L, .

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Do We Really Have to Read to Our INFANTS?

Readers, This comes to us from Nancy McDermott, the brilliant essayist  I often turn to when I feel some parenting advice seems weird but I can’t quite figure out why. She also sent along the video you’ll  love, below. So here’s an idea: Instead of feeling guilty for not making every moment “teachable” in the […]

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Does it matter if this pre-k grad can read his diploma? (What if it's in Latin?)

Pre-K vs Free Play: Thoughts on Universal Pre-School

Readers — This is a troubling, fascinating look at the big childhood issue politicians are parsing now: The importance of early childhood education and what it should consist of. The Washington Post’s deep-thinking Valerie Strauss presents the work of Alfie Kohn who worries (as do I, and probably you) that “education” will be interpreted as something […]

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