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Redshirting, in its most straight-forward definition, is the act of holding a student back a year to give them a competitive edge. A practice, once only used in college sports to give players an extra year of eligibility and growth, has now become a common discussion when it comes to kindergarten. Kindergarten redshirting is a…

Let Them Eat Dirt By B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta If you read about children’s health, you’ve heard a lot of this before: Microbes, vilified because they cause infectious diseases, can be beneficial to a child’s well-being. Our society’s penchant for hyper-cleanliness is actually making our children less healthy and more prone to allergies….

From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development? I began to think about boredom and children when I…

Here are some tips to help your toddler develop intellectually, and make him grow smart: This is the golden age of exploration for your child. Your role at this stage is to be a participant or observer, a provider of toys, and a provider of praise for your child’s good performance. Play reinforces the mind-body…

 

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