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With all the time that’s been freed up from having to go to school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many kids are taking online lessons directly from their school, others are engaged with formal or informal homeschooling programs, and still others are just taking it easy and ”chilling.”  In the midst of all this activity...
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Normally, parents think of reading as a process involving just words or at the most, words and pictures (if the book is illustrated).  But I’d like to show you how to get the most out of reading to and with your child by engaging all eight of Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences.(Word Smart, Number/Logic Smart, Picture...
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I’m noticing that parents are talking a lot on Twitter about how much time their kids are spending watching television during this COVID-19 pandemic.  With so much time freed up from going to school, the television can provide an escape from the stresses and strains that we’re all going through. Some parents feel guilty about...
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In many parts of the country today, it’s up to parents to supervise their children’s or teen’s education due to the school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  As part of an effort to get parents up to speed on things they can do with their kids that promote their academic development, here are some...
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In 1968, futurist educator George Leonard wrote a book called Education and Ecstasy, which had a chapter titled ”Visiting Day, 2001 A.D.”  In this chapter he described a learning environment for kids where they would have access to all cultural knowledge via giant ten-foot square screens.  While our screens are usually smaller in 2020 A.D.,...
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