Category: Education & Teaching

Why Preschool is the ‘Most Important Year’ In a Child’s Development

Originally published on MindShift. Publicly funded pre-K programs enjoy broad public and political support, largely because of research suggesting that preschool graduates enjoy both short-term and long-term benefits, including improved academic and school readiness, higher graduation rates, and lower incarceration rates. Public preschool is also a financial benefit to lower- and middle-class parents, as quality […]

15 Funny Books to Read to Your Kids

Kids love funny books. Scholastic’s “Kids and Family Reading Report” found that 70 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 17 say they want to read books that “make me laugh” — a higher percentage than any other criterion received. But silly books can be good […]