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Talking to Young Children About the Death of Young Children

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

It has been many years since my own very young son died, but we think of him often, especially on gray days like today, when he was born. We have created a living legacy to him in how we talked to our children.

Fast-Tracking to Kindergarten? How About a Good Track to Learning in Kindergarten and Beyond?

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 07.18.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

There are the two views of early education that have been pitted against each other for decades: pouring knowledge into children to build bigger brains or putting them out side and giving them opportunities to play.

It's Not Just the Teacher -- It's What the Teacher Teaches, Including Life Skills!

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

As I reviewed study after study, across multiple disciplines, from developmental psychology to neuroscience, it became abundantly clear to me that life skills make a difference in children's short-term and long-term success.

The Promise of Play: A Report from the 2010 Aspen Institute Ideas Festival

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

There is no doubt that "play" is under appreciated, even misunderstood. So it was significant to me that the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival boldly embraced play and added a whole track to its agenda called "the promise of play."