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Articles in Child Development and Education

Kids and Climate Without Tears

by Sarah Shaffer on

Our kids have enough to worry about without adding the climate apocalypse—fires, mudslides, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and floods—to the list. I want the children in my programs to fall in love with the natural world...... Read full article

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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I worry that there there may be equal cause for alarm in a “silent summer” of backyards devoid of children’s voices. Parents used to have to shoo their kids outdoors to play. Now we hardly know that they are home. And that is not a good thing.... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best Leadership Development Summer Camps in Alameda County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Alameda County Best Leadership Development Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

The 2019 Top 3 Best Leadership Development Summer Camps in Contra Costa County

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Here are the 2019 Top 3 Contra Costa County Best Leadership Development Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

What if Questions Are the Answer?

by Sarah Shaffer on

What is it about labeling science a formal subject that robs the endeavor of fun and drains kids of their passion? Might there be some connection between your child’s grade on a report card and his sudden “I-hate-science” statements? ... Read full article

Catapulting to the Head of the Class

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“This isn’t science. This is fun!” “Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences – ‘which is the mostest? ...... Read full article

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