Monthly Archives: December 2014

Believing in the Young Child’s Abilities

What must adults do to nurture young children’s development—particularly their development of critical capabilities, such as initiative, concentration, persistence, self-control, and the ability to focus attention– abilities, necessary for organizing oneself to achieve a goal? One key has to do … Continue reading

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Young Children allowed to work to their Heart’s Content…

What allows toddlers and young children to develop great executive functions and the ability to organize themselves toward a goal?   One key is that children must have work to do that is interesting to them and is optimally challenging. … Continue reading

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Give Young Children a Meaningful Role in the Community

by Ginny Trierweiler, Ph.D. What allows toddlers and young children to develop great executive functions and the ability to organize themselves toward a goal? They must be allowed to engage in a lot of active, self-directed learning, and to correct … Continue reading

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