Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature
This site could have saved the editor some time! It’s literally dozens and dozens of highly recommended classical works for numerous topics, all explained and elaborated upon. Carol Hurst is renowned for guiding teachers and parents, and the site is no exception. Each highly detailed entry not only includes a brief [...]
All You Need for a Snowman
Ostensibly this truly touching storybook is about kids making a snow man, and so each part repeats “that’s all you need for a snowman, except…”, which then reveals the book’s deeper levels. For building a snowman isn’t simply a wintertime activity, it’s a group effort, and the message [...]
The holidays are a time for families to gather around the good stuff, share happiness and offer support. Of course in Hollywood it’s never that simple and there’s always some drama brewing under it all. But isn’t life like that anyway? In this seasonal piece you’ll find a host of interesting characters, that [...]
Final Fantasy XI Online: The Vana’diel Collection 2008
Maybe you don’t know much about the Final Fantasy game series, or maybe you’re still not aware of the fact that it’s an entire culture unto itself, with seemingly countless installments. At any rate, the holidays should be an excellent time to jump in, and this [...]
If someone had asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, like most children living in central Florida in the 80’s, I would have said “an astronaut!” Never in a million years would I have guessed I would be a Montessori teacher in Beijing, China.
The act of reading requires readers to build a personal representation of the text that they read. We can further understand this idea as a way of linking the written word on a page to one’s experiential world.
“The child would appear among us as the teacher of peace. We must gather around him to learn the mystery of humanity, to discover in him the mystery of a fundamental goodness that our outer lives and acts belie. That is the source of the knowledge that interests us most of all. If we truly yearn for brotherhood and understanding among men, there must also be brotherhood and understanding between the adult and the child!” — Dr. Maria Montessori
The passion for a good story starts at a very young age.At an age when most kids are still eking out simple sentences or paragraphs, 10-year-old Adora Svitak has written over 400 short stories, including historical fiction, contemporary storytelling, animal tales and poetry.
December is that time of the year when we foreigners crowd foreign goods markets looking for gifts for friends and relatives back home. This often requires long days away from our children, returning to them with exhaustion from all the bargaining and decision-making. It is the season for generosity, but are our children getting the message?
“Imagine a corridor, with many doors on either side, representing a child’s experience of Primary Education. All the doors are locked - but good teachers hold the keys to open them for their children.
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