"Kindergarten Cram" by Peggy Orenstein highlights the importance of play inside and outside of the classroom.
This insightful article provides examples and theory behind language based spelling skill development."The Trouble With Homework" by Annie Murphy Paul discusses how effectively do children's after-school assignments advance learning."Watch How You Hold That Crayon" by Peg Tyre highlights the important aspects of fine motor development on the elementary level.Jane E. Brody's, "Empathy's Natural, but Nurturing It Helps" discusses children's natural empathy and how parents can set good examples of empathetic behavior."What if the Secret to Success Is Failure" explores how children's success and happiness may depend on failure."With Blocks Educators Go Back To Basics" reviews the benefits of structured and unstructured play with unit blocks."Raising Successful Children" provides research based successful parenting styles.