What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren’t Getting)

Erika Christakis’ new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: That’s because, she writes, “the distinction between early education and
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