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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
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All-of-a-Kind Family (All-of-a-Kind Family) by Sydney Taylor
All-of-a-Kind Family (All-of-a-Kind Family)

msmaravilla, June 26, 2008

Looking for a read-aloud to share with your young daughter? Want to escape Barbie and Bratz? This charming book works well as a chapter-a-night book because each one take a small moment in this pre-WWI New York Jewish family's life and produces a delightful vinette that appeals to the 5, 6, or 7 year old. The joy the girls take in small things - their penny allowance, a trip to the library - also remind us to find gratitude in small things. My daughter, age 5, enjoyed conjecture about "which sister am I?" I read these as a child and am really enjoying the reread with my girl.
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Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

msmaravilla, June 19, 2008

My partner and I read this book out loud with our ten year old son. We loved how it had a riveting mystery plot, but also a narrator that stressed the importance of mindfulness and planning for the future. The relationships the protagonist had with his best friend (a girl! Love it!), his mom, and his dead father (in memory ) were genuine and touching. This is a great transition book that opened up some great philosophical discussions for us with our "tween."
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