A Smarter Beginning 

Finland’s Lucky Children

January 30, 2014 | Blog | Permalink

Is this what we want for our children:  “Anxiety and stress levels among youths [in the US] are at an all-time high; they are bogged down with homework, over scheduled with extracurricular activities, deprived of free play and faced with the pressures of getting into a top college”? (Peter Gray, interviewed at www.alternet.org/education/real-problem-education). Think there’s […]

School Readiness: What Do Kids Need for Success?

January 4, 2014 | Blog | Permalink

What best predicts children’s academic success? Hint: It’s not I.Q. It’s being prepared socially and emotionally to learn. Will Your Child Be Ready for Kindergarten? This is a question parents in the past didn’t think much about. Today, however, many parents are concerned about their child’s school readiness. Why? One reason concerns what kindergartens want […]