Chief Mom's Weekly Smart Picks (#20)

From less structured time to more talk about math and coding, we have you covered this week. Enjoy, and welcome to official summer!

5 Top Picks in Parenting and Education

  1. new study shows that kids who spend more time doing less structured activities are better able to independently set and reach their own goals.

  2. Math anxiety can start as early as first grade, and this teacher has a unique approach to addressing it in young kids.

  3. Have you seen the new #MadeWithCode initiative to get girls more excited about coding and computer science? The launch video is especially gorgeous and inspiring.

  4. What does the next generation of school libraries look like? Here are some pretty cool ideas.

  5. We love these 3 ideas to inspire reluctant writers, all recommendations from a fantastic Facebook community member.