They just raked the leaves!

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Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise is a story about a young girl who can’t decide on a Halloween costume.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Get into the spirit of Halloween with this picture book about how a young girl decides what to dress up as for the holiday. • Any child who…

Helen Pearson: Lessons on human development

Helen Pearson for Ted.com For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It’s the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it’s produced some of the best-studied people on the planet while changing the way we…

Ask Dr. Blank: Should real-time news be discussed in the classroom?

A true democracy relies on having an informed citizenry. Schools can play a key role in achieving this goal by offering regular activities such as discussions of real time news. The need for this is clear. For decades, reports from a range of sources have been telling us how inadequately prepared our population is in this regard. For example, in…

Sesame Street launches tools to help children who experience trauma, from hurricanes to violence at home

By Michael Alison Chandler for The Washington Post It’s been a hard day on Sesame Street and Big Bird is feeling sad and angry.  His friend Alan tells him it’s okay to have “big feelings” when something bad has happened, and he encourages him to calm down by imagining a safe place that he can go to. Soon, Big Bird is…

Sleep Under the Tree They Said…..

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