The Joy of Knots

The Joy of Knots (This piece originally appeared in my book “Teaching Creativity” (Whitmore Books, 2010). You can order it here.) What messages do we send children about problem solving? Many young children probably think something like this: “Problem solving is for grown-ups. And it’s not fun. In fact, it’s so not fun that it […]

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What’s New Wednesday: Can Music Improve Young Children’s Behavior?

I would tend to think that anything that makes children  fell happier and better about themselves and life in general, like music, would naturally improve their behavior. Aren’t we all nicer when we’re happy? Well, this study gives scientific backing to this idea –  and indicates that music helps young children with problem-solving skills, too! […]