How Children Learn—Spoiler Alert: They Learn Naturally.

Child are natural born scientists. Yes, we may have heard that, but what does it mean? As do scientists, children learn through experimentation, through developing and testing theories, through interactions with their natural environment, through careful observation, and through imitation. This exploration is called play. From the earliest age of infancy, children learn about their … Continue reading How Children Learn—Spoiler Alert: They Learn Naturally.

“What Kids Need from Grown-Ups (but Aren’t Getting)”

“We’re underestimating kids in terms of their enormous capacity to be thoughtful and reflective, and, I would argue, that’s because we’re not giving them enough time to play and to be in relationships with others.” In her interview, Erika Christakis’ discusses the plight of modern preschool in America, how academics are pushing their way into … Continue reading “What Kids Need from Grown-Ups (but Aren’t Getting)”

Should I Play With My Child?

Is it good for your children’s development to play with them? In what ways is it good for them? In what ways can it interfere with their development? What can children learn from you, and what can you learn from them? In what ways can playing with your child be fun and effective for both … Continue reading Should I Play With My Child?