In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Here are 25 books with minority characters and authors to help diversify summer reading.
A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.
About half the genetic contribution to a child’s reading ability also shapes how math-savvy she is, a big study of twins finds. But there’s still no telling exactly which genes are involved.
At Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, children spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. Instead of math or literacy requirements, they focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play.
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.
Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.
An exhibit designer at the Boston Children’s Museum says kids are ‘natural scientists,’ and she wants to create experiences that cater to them.
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.