Articles in Child Development, Summer Camp, Technology and Tweens & Teens

To Be, or Not to Be … a Shakespeare Camper

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Shakespeare camp may not be top of mind for most parents — unless your child is already a budding Kenneth Branagh or Judi Dench. Based on the responses parents have sent to the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival about its camps, maybe it should be.... Read full article

Learn Debate Skills with Debate Camp's New Online Learning Resource

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Debate Camp Online provides students with a welcome zone in which to learn and develop skills in parliamentary debate. ... Read full article

Should I Give My Teen Antidepressants?

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When my son was 15, and just starting high school, my family moved to New Orleans for my husband’s job. The culture shock was swift and intense, and we all felt it, but especially my son.... Read full article

Building a Strong Foundation for Reading Success in Young Children

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As an educator that specializes in teaching students with learning differences I am often asked by parents of young children, “How can I ensure that my child will be a successful reader and speller?” While a number of factors play a role in this... Read full article

Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

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These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school closures, lack of toilet paper and bombarding messages about handwashing, it is understandable why kids may feel confused or scared... Read full article

Google Arts & Culture Allows You to Take Your Kids on a Virtual Tour from Your Couch!

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Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, discover the inspirational moments, iconic people, and artistic wonders that are available at the tip of your fingers. ... Read full article

Commonsense Approach to Kids and Cellphones

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Cellphones are now an integral part of our lives and the lives of the children we love and nurture. The introduction of any new technology or cultural trend is almost always accompanied by fear and warnings that life as we knew it is about to change,... Read full article

How to Safeguard Children with Special Needs from Bullying

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When young Cody joined the peer inclusion preschool at his neighborhood public school, he fit in from the start. His class was a mix of neurotypical “peer mentors” and children with disabilities, including students like Cody with apraxia of speech, a... Read full article

6 Ways Camp Experience Influenced Adults

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How many kids do you think go to camp in the summer? According to the ACA (American Camp Association) website 14 million kids and adults attend camp every summer. Camp is an $18 billion industry. ... Read full article

Leaping into Learning

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The idea that we’ve removed recess in the name of giving children more time to work on skills that boost test scores is based on an absolute failure to understand the developmental link between play and healthy brains.... Read full article

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