How to Explain Terrorism and Scary News to Your Kids – BBC
Our kids encounter news stories everywhere they go, whether on TV, on the internet, or simply from friends. That includes stories about terrorist attacks. As parents, how do we approach our kids’ questions and worries? Do we try to shield them completely from the news, or do we answer with honesty and reassurance? Consulting clinical psychologist Emma Citron gives us some advice on the best ways to talk to our kids about terrorism. Read the full article from the BBC here.
The Future is Here for Kids’ Fashion – Fast Company
August 3, 2017
They’re gender-neutral. They’re waterproof. They grow with your child.
These amazing expandable clothes from Petit Pli not only encourage sustainable and cost-effective living, but they look super modern, too. Unlike other expanding clothes like “Bubble Shirts”, these are designed to keep their form during the growth spurt ages between 6 to 36 months.
Read the full article here!
Targeted Learning is the Future of Preschool – Huffington Post
July 27, 2017
Some view preschool as the perfect kid drop-off for busy or working parents, where kids will have fun playing, socializing, and maybe learning their ABCs. But according to a report from the Brookings Institute, preschool should be taken much more seriously–the potential for children’s development in early years is vast. One way to take preschool in a new, more beneficial direction is through targeted learning, where teachers facilitate play with specific lessons relating to what kids are doing. Read more about it in the full article by the Huffington Post.
Digital Technologies in Modern Education
Digital technologies make information more accessible. Digital technologies dull our senses. Digital technologies are dangerous in the hands of our children. Digital technologies make life so much more convenient.
Digital technology is a controversial topic and it seems in the past few years, we’ve been bombarded with articles about it every day. The only thing that varies from article to article is whether the author or the interviewee is fighting for or against them. They usually back up their opinion with a scientific study which often comes in two forms – either those which support their theory or those that contradict it. We don’t want to bring down the quality or expertise of such studies, but they are limiting at the very least.