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Executive Functioning: Creating Critical Thinkers and Creative Problem Solvers

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” —Margaret Mead We don’t know the world for which we … Continue reading

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A Book Is More Than a Book: Interactive Reading for Parents

By Allison Wedell Schumacher When my daughter was just learning to talk, she thought a book was called a “to read.” She would toddle toward us, board book firmly clutched in one tiny hand, saying, “To weeed? To weeed?” Who … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens: How to Improve Young Children’s Critical Thinking Skills During Storytime

By Allison Wedell Schumacher “That isn’t what it says. It says, ‘Scritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.’” This was the egregious error four-year-old Suzanne pointed out to her Head Start teacher, Wendie Bramwell, when Wendie tried to paraphrase Beatrix Potter’s original wording … Continue reading

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Activity: Help Kids Be Mindful Consumers During the Holidays

By Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan, coauthors of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts As we wade bravely into another holiday season, many of us will be trying to keep the inevitable consumerism to a minimum while emphasizing (especially to … Continue reading

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6 Tips to Help Kids Become Savvy Consumers (Prompts for Writing and Discussion)

By Eric Braun and Sandy Donovan, coauthors of The Survival Guide for Money Smarts According to the Council for Economic Education, four in ten millennials say they are overwhelmed with debt, and more than half are living paycheck to paycheck, … Continue reading

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