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Teaching Kids How to Be Grateful.

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Studies show that grateful kids do better in almost every metric than their non-grateful peers. But how do you even start to cultivate something as ambiguous as gratitude? Image Credit: Beci Orpin “If you involve children in meaningful, hands-on activities, it develops empathy by exposing them to experiences outside their own. But it also makes […]

100 CLASSIC ALBUM ARTWORKS RECREATED BY A SIX-YEAR-OLD

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Interview with Tano Veron: Co-founder of art project Rock at Six Years, a collaboration with his six-year-old niece, Nicolina Lorenza Vachetti What is this project about?  Rock at Six Years is a family art project by me and my niece, Nicolina Lorenza Vachetti. It’s a collection of contemporary abstract album covers redrawn from the perspective […]

Redesigning the learning space

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Imagine a kindergarten where an outdoor courtyard transforms into a giant paddling pool when it rains, or where a rooftop playground can only be accessed by climbing a vertical rope tunnel. Japanese architects Youji no Shiro are taking a creative approach to redesigning and redefining learning spaces for kids. A typical Australian kindergarten is a […]

How to make the perfect popcorn

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR POPCORN 1/4 cup coconut oil 2/3 cup popcorn kernels 3 tbsp butter, melted 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt WHAT YOU NEED TO DO Add the coconut oil and 3 popcorn kernels to a large pot. Cover and cook over medium–high heat until all 3 kernels pop. Remove the kernels. […]

Tips for Dealing with an Anxious Child

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1. Avoid reassurance: Our first instinct is to tell our child that there’s nothing to worry about; meanwhile, their brain is telling them that it’s a life-or-death situation. Saying “don’t worry, it’s going to be okay” simply tells our child that we don’t understand what they’re feeling. Validate their anxiety and then set about solving […]