Here are five of my favorite articles from the week, in case you missed them. Have a great weekend!
- Kids like to learn from machines (in fact, they often prefer it). Computers don't judge, and people do. That non-humanness of the computer that won't judge can often motivate kids to try something new.
- Your undivided attention is priceless.I love this parenting advice for those who work outside the home. Little kids can be so demanding of us, and giving 10 minutes of undivided attention each day can make a real difference.
- Why are so many lullabies also murder ballads? Right?! There is a ton of research to show how positive lullabies can be for infants. This story sheds light on the question and the history of lullabies.
- Harry Potter can help teach tolerance. Discussing prejudice against Muggles in the world of Harry Potter can inspire an increase in tolerance and understanding in the real world.
- Schools can learn a lot from companies like Google, IDEO, and others. Transparency, playfulness, and projects are just some of the things schools can integrate into their curriculum and culture.
BONUS: Many folks are headed back to school right about now. For those with kids going to school for the first time, here is a peek into our First Day of School Kit. Enjoy!