On my latest “Supervision Not Required” podcast, I talk with “Range” author David Epstein who studies the zig-zag path to fulfillment/creativity.
He says that pushing kids to specialize — or even READ! — early does not help them in the long run (and may even hurt them). What DOES help? Lots of experiences and exposure to different ideas, possibilities, and activities throughout their entire life. (His discussion of what type of people win the Nobel Prize is fascinating!) I LOVED talk to this guy and I loved his book! Click here to go to Let Grow where you can listen.