This is what preschool teaches: “how to resolve conflicts, how to share, how to negotiate, how to talk things out. These are skills that they need to make it through a day of preschool now. And they are skills they will need to make it through a day of work when they’re 30.” And for children who don’t attend preschool, these skills become more difficult to learn as they grow older with alarming results. Preschool, it turns out, is the best job training program there is according to research by Nobel winning economist James Heckman.
I found this great article on CNN.com and I’m afraid that while I don’t say all of these 9 things, the two I do say (#1 and #8), I say frequently. So, as penance, I am posting on this to remind myself to stop it! If you need to know the rationale of why these 9 Things are no-nos, the full article is here and there is extensive explanation for each one. Actually, I say #9 too. I am such a bad parent!
ABC books with a little something special about each of them plus a game to learn letters of the alphabet.
“We remain recognizably the same person,” said study author Christopher Nave, a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Riverside. “This speaks to the importance of understanding personality because it does follow us wherever we go across time and contexts.”
In honor of Ramadan, I wanted to offer a book list to help bridge an understanding between Muslins and people of other faiths. It’s actually taken me more than a year to assemble this book list as I am not familiar with this topic. I hope that you will share your favorite books and I will add to this list. I wish you love and peace during this Ramadan celebration!
I’m been asking for and getting a small pile of books these days and haven’t been posting on them. I was at a loss about how to present them … individual book reviews? But there are lots of bloggers who do that. Sometime in the middle of the night, I got the [random] idea of a short stack of books. Like, it could be any amount from 3 to 10, like a stack of pancakes. I decided to rank the books in the order that we liked them. Let me know what you think.
A quirky selection of books for budding artists of ages that includes picture book through young adult fiction. No book is actually instructional in nature, rather the list serves to stir the creative juices for reading and creating art!
RedBox Summer Sweepstakes asks: “What 3 movies would you bring if you were stranded on a desert island with your husband and kids?” Well, I am going to use our family downtime on the desert island for a teachable moment. I chose 3 movies with a castaway theme though not all characters in the movies are doing a great job surviving on their desert island. We’ll use their knowledge and lessons learned to survive on ours!
A list of favorite picture books that are not widely known.