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How school makes kids less intelligent. How to speak so that people want to listen. Dan Dennett: Dangerous memes. OpenStax CNX. Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover. Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code. Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies. Sugata Mitra: Kids can teach themselves. Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley. Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums.

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50 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter. Baby's First Year Stimulate Baby's Vision 1.

50 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

Make eye contact. Take advantage of those brief moments when your newborn's eyes are open, and look right into them. Infants recognize faces early on -- and yours is the most important! 2. 3. 4. What career will my child have? Chat Her Up, Make Her Laugh. Infants, Toddlers and Twos. Infants, Toddlers and Twos (0-3 Years) A list of playful activities for infants, toddlers and twos.

Infants, Toddlers and Twos

▼Download PDF (0-5 Years) 10 Reasons Babies Are Tiny Superhumans. By Rachel LaChapelle Contrary to popular opinion, infants can do a lot more than eat, sleep, and poop.

10 Reasons Babies Are Tiny Superhumans

Here are ten scientifically proven baby superpowers that we were all capable of…once upon a time. 1. Super Strength While a cherished moment for parents, a newborn’s first firm grasp on a parent’s finger is really just a reflex. 2. With three times as many taste buds as adults scattered across their tongue, palate, tonsils, and cheeks, babies have an acute sense of taste. The flavors found in amniotic fluid and breast milk change depending on what the mother eats. Old MacDonald had a farm. The Importance of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: Erika Brodnock at TEDxHackney. TEDxCambridgeUniversity" Video at TEDxTalks. Why people believe they can’t draw - and how to prove they can. The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli. Amazed by what you have learned about having a bilingual brain?

The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli

Then, start learning another language now! This website has tons of free lessons, games and quizzes to get you started! Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Research on babies and pointing reveals the action’s importance. Photo by Hemera/Thinkstock Parenthood in early infancy is equal parts tedium and astonishment.

Research on babies and pointing reveals the action’s importance.

The trick is telling the two apart. This is harder than you might think. Pointing, for example, is not an obviously astonishing act. I have already pointed several times today and no one was astonished. Over the last decade, a series of studies out of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have made a very good argument for marveling at your pointing infant. These may just be the talents out of which humans managed to assemble minor things like culture and language. This is declarative pointing—showing something to someone else. TEDxTeen - Jacob Barnett: Forget What You Know. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. The decline of play. Linda Liukas: A delightful way to teach kids about computers. Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?

Gever Tulley: Life lessons through tinkering. Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play. Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun. Ted childten learn through play. 6 Cautionary Tales That Terrified Kids of Yesteryear. Long before Edward Gorey offed children alphabetically, writers sought to instill good manners and exemplary behavior through strange, scary cautionary tales.

6 Cautionary Tales That Terrified Kids of Yesteryear

Some stories were so bizarre it's a wonder the kids that read them turned out okay. Here are a few of our favorites. 1. “The Story of Little Suck-A-Thumb” Project Gutenberg Der Struwwelpeter, penned by German psychiatrist Heinrich Hoffmann and released in Germany in 1845, is full of tales of children misbehaving—and the awful, bizarre fates they suffered for doing so. One day, Mamma said: "Conrad dear, I must go out and leave you here. When Conrad sucks his thumb again, he is visited by the tailor, who chases the boy with a giant pair of scissors and cuts off both of his thumbs. 2. Image courtesy The Haunted Closet. This story is another Hoffmann specialty, from the book Slovenly Betsy, which was published in 1911 specifically for American audiences. 3. 4. 5.

Wikimedia Commons. How the language you speak changes your view of the world. Bilinguals get all the perks.

How the language you speak changes your view of the world

Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in. The past 15 years have witnessed an overwhelming amount of research on the bilingual mind, with the majority of the evidence pointing to the tangible advantages of using more than one language. Going back and forth between languages appears to be a kind of brain training, pushing your brain to be flexible. Just as regular exercise gives your body some biological benefits, mentally controlling two or more languages gives your brain cognitive benefits. Germans know where they’re going In research we recently published in Psychological Science, we studied German-English bilinguals and monolinguals to find out how different language patterns affected how they reacted in experiments. Switch languages, change perspective.

Steve Keil: A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond. Ted childten learn through play.