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Showing posts from April 23, 2017

The sad reason why so many mothers take selfies with their kids {@ The Sydney Morning Herald}

Permission granted to take selfies and ask other people to take your photo, with and without your kids: Given the number of selfies mothers take with their kids, we can only assume that many women do want to document their lives with their children. We don't want to be invisible in our family histories and, since nobody else seems willing to take the photos, we have to do it ourselves. Read the full post on The Sydney Morning Herald >> Connect with author Kasey Edwards: Twitter Photo credit: London Scout

Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School {@ Slate}

New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire. Teaching is a very effective way to get children to learn something specific…. But it also makes children less likely to discover unexpected information and to draw unexpected conclusions. Why might children behave this way? Adults often assume that most learning is the result of teaching and that exploratory, spontaneous learning is unusual. But actually, spontaneous learning is more fundamental. Read the full post on Slate >> Connect with Slate: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Photo credit: Joe Shillington