Category Archives: Kids

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The Larval Form Fail  

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Hang Your Kid’s Scrapbooks on the Wall

  During a recent weekend, we spent some quality geeky time at a friend’s house. … But before we headed over, my friend called and asked my kids to collect some things from nature. Dead bugs, leaves, sticks, anything interesting or … Continue reading

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Talk Radio: All Froth and No Chocolate

The new payola! The money is not in music, however; it’s in politics. Crooks and Liars pointed to an article in Tablet Magazine on a business known as Premiere on  Call. What do they do? They provide fake radio callers. … Continue reading

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The GOP War on Children

Charles Blow, in the NYTimes: Of the 33 countries that the International Monetary Fund describes as “advanced economies,” the United States now has the highest infant mortality rate according to data from the World Bank. It took us decades to … Continue reading

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Innocent Pleasures

Lee Siegel, author of “Against the Machine” A recent study published by AVG, an Internet security company, found that 92 percent of American children have an online presence by the time they are 2. One third of mothers in the United … Continue reading

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Women and Children First

CNN: As angry teachers in the Midwest shut down more than a dozen school districts in protest Thursday, Republican officials across the nation have made teachers’ unions “public enemy No. 1” in a battle to trim budgets and rewrite the … Continue reading

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Chess Books for Kids

I am currently teaching a four year old how to play chess. These may help. Get Your Kids Playing Chess Quickly With These Great Training Books | GeekDad | Wired.com

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Thinking Pink

From a review by Anne Murphy Paul of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter,” by Peggy Orenstein: until as late as age 7, children are convinced that external signs — clothing, hairstyle, favorite color, choice of toys — determine one’s sex. “It … Continue reading

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“The Panic Virus”

The anti-vaccine crusade remains one of the enduring, heart-rending mysteries of our young century. Despite all reasonable evidence showing that failing to vaccinate children puts them at enormous risk, an astonishing number of parents hold off anyway because of scientifically … Continue reading

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An Australian Hero

The Face of an Unlikely Hero Trapped by the flash flood, thirteen year old Jordan Rice asked rescuers to save his 10 year old brother first, which they did. Then Jordan and his mother were swept away, to their deaths. … Continue reading

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