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Great websites for kids

(Originally published March 30, 2011) Some time ago, I posted an entry about the Khan Academy, which is making great strides in helping children learn math. You can read it here. The response was strong, so it seems there’s a … Continue reading

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Khan Academy helps kids overcome math phobias, mental blocks

(Originally published March 14, 2011) The way most schools work, children are kept marching forward through math regardless of whether they master concepts at each level. Because math builds from one concept to the next, if one is not understood, … Continue reading

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Don’t let the kids in your life fall victim to nature deficit disorder

(Originally published Feb. 16, 2011) In his book Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv interviews a fourth-grader who says, “I like to play indoors better, because that’s where all the electrical outlets are.” In this age of video games … Continue reading

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