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Autumn Leaf Projects That Aren’t Lame

So many times, autumn do-it-yourself projects for kids end up being things like, “Take a leaf and make it into a hair ornament by sticking it into your hair.” Over at Let Grow, we’ve got some much more beautiful and scientific ideas. For instance, did you know you can extract the color from a leaf? […]

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Banned Books are Often The Best Books for Struggling Kids

As horrible as I find banning books, the practice does have one thing going for it: Kids who may not be big-time readers seem to love them. In this extremely cool and original essay over at Let Grow today, Elizabeth Peyton, a middle school teacher, writes that: I’ve found that if I want to pique […]

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A New Podcast for Free-Range Elementary and Middle School Educators

Hi all! Let Grow’s Vice President for School Programs, Andrea Keith, has a new podcast about bringing our childhood independence initiatives to elementary and middle schools, via things like our Let Grow Project and Let Grow Play Club (both free free free!). In the first podcast, she talks to Dr. Michael Hynes, the superintendent who […]

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