Let them close, and kids may be set back forever.
But is any of this true? Is it possible to turn an ordinary kid into an exceptional kid?
Even if it is, is it worth it to try? Is it better to steer children gently through childhood, letting them make some mistakes and take some scrapes and accept the fact that some of them may not be marked for excellence?
Or is it better to strive for a family of superkids, knowing that they are getting the most out of their potential if not out of their youth? Clearly, many parents are caught up in that quest, even if they quietly harbor doubts about its merits.
Teach your children about a wide range of subjects and topics, using Claire Freedman's brilliant SUPERKID book as your starting point!. How to Be a Super Kid is an inspiring book that offers tangible ways to help kids ( and adults) to develop grit, a positive growth mindset, and healthy habits.
The phenomenon of the driven child has been coming for a while, but it was in that the new breed was truly born. That was the year the Carnegie Corp. The report's findings were worrisome enough, but buried in its pages were two disturbing paragraphs warning that schoolkids might not be the only ones suffering; babies could be too.
Those paragraphs went off like a grenade in the otherwise unremarkable study. The press ran alarming stories about blameless children being left behind. The White House called a conference on childhood development.
Parents snapped up news of both, hoping it wasn't too late to undo whatever damage they had unwittingly done to their kids. Child-development experts, however, consider these sterile tools inferior to more social and emotional activities such as talking with or reading to children.
G - Gymnastics Our Bodies are amazing. B - Ballz Ballz Ballz Balls big and small, kick, throw, juggle hit. U - Under the Sea A trip to the beach. Join our email newsletter to receive free updates! There's a boy quite ordinary, He looks like me or you, But in secret With x-ray vision, super speed and bravery by the bag-load, Superkid is always on hand to save the day!
He can spot bullies trying to steal your bubblegum, he knows just what to do with a plateful of broccoli, and he can make even pirates surrender. See More Books from this author. Have a look at our collection of ideas to use with Janet and Allan Ahlberg's superb book Cops and Robbers. In a busy life, Copi is a father who tries to teach the right way to his son, Paste. Use this delightful animation with your children by exploring our suggested teaching ideas! Download our today!