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  • Double Standards For Kids

    Children Love Them As Is

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    The Magic of Metaphor

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    by Maria Popova The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination “Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent.” “Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real,” MoMA’s Juliet Kinchin wrote in …

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    Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling

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    by Maria Popova How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales   “Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales.” “When people talk listen completely,”Hemingway counseled in his advice …

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    To Live Long Write for Children:

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    by Maria Popova To Live Long, Write for Children: RIP Charlotte Zolotow, 98   Honoring one of the biggest hearts and most brilliant minds in children’s literature. For those who hold children’s books dear, a little piece of the soul dies every time another beloved children’s …

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    Need a House, Call Ms. Mouse

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    by Maria Popova   Need a House, Call Ms. Mouse: Progressive Vintage Children’s Book Starring a Female Architect   “Henrietta is a world famous home decorator, which means she is — an artist, a designer, a dreamer, a builder, a creator, all that and more, too.” …

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    5 Tips To Help Students Arrive At Their Own Understandings

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    y Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education Arguably one of the more difficult aspects in teaching for understanding is to decide when to teach the desired understanding! In other words, to put it as an essential pedagogical question: When should you state the Understanding and when should you …

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    Classic children’s books revived to enthral today’s young generation

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      Joshua Lester and Jocelyn Macnab as Tim and Topsy in the new CBeebies drama series. They are looking after a friend’s guinea pigs but they escape. Photograph: BBC/Darrall Macqueen Ltd Characters who delighted millions of children through books in the 1960s and 70s are …

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