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The Craft Box

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on June 21st, 2012 by – Be the first to comment

My children once spent an entire morning making “dog houses”—decorating shoe boxes for their stuffed animals to live in—and the entire afternoon playing with them. All children have the capacity for creativity, and one of the best ways to nurture that creativity is free play, freestyle crafts, and free time. If you aren’t very crafty, never fear. All you need is a craft box!

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Tuesdays with Jane: Are You Allowing Your Child to Fail?

Posted in Jane Kise on November 15th, 2011 by – Be the first to comment

If you answered, “Of course not,” your child may be in danger of failure. If you answered, “Of course,” you may be succeeding at “Good-Enough Parenting.”

Say what?

Well, as Edison put it, “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.” Michael Jordan points out that he failed 26 times when trusted to take the game-winning shot. Learn to fail, or fail to learn, is a new phrase that is catching on with educators.

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