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A kid who is passionate about reading is passionate about life.
A mistake that even book-phobic grown-ups make is that reading a book is a self-contained exercise. Avid readers know better. A good storybook is a glimpse into another world, but it is also an exploration of the world around us.
Human nature and all of human culture – love, hate, work, play, language, gestures – go under the microscope. A kid that reads is a kid that’s hungry to learn about the world and the…Continue
One of the toughest things any mom has to face on a daily basis is finding things to keep your kids entertained. Young kids love to be creative, but ‘creative’ usually means ‘messy’, whether that means getting paint all over your…Continue
There’s so much new parenting advice and faddish trends out there that it can be hard to really know what’s best for your own kids. One source of knowledge, however, that has billions of adherents is that which has been passed down from generation to generation and become the foundation of parenting in different cultures.
Here are some of the most interesting examples of…Continue
Kids have the strangest memories. They’ve not yet learned to slow down and play things sensibly, so while they can remember a bunch more details than their moms about something that fascinated them, the important stuff seems to slip through their minds like a sieve.
Teaching them to be punctual or the importance of homework can be kind of pointless if they’ve no framework for remembering the times of things or memorizing facts and figures. Fortunately, such a framework does exist – or…Continue