What books/resources on childhood brain development will best inform my work as a teacher and curriculum writer for young learners? (explanation after the jump) [more inside]
My (boy / girl) twins will be entering kindergarten this September. We've been asked if we want them placed into separate classes, or left together in the same class. Need to give them our answer by Monday and frankly, I'm at a loss and have no idea what I should do. If you are a parent of school-age or older twins, can you please share what you did and why? If you yourself are a twin, how did your parents handle it? How did it work out? Other knowledgeable anecdotes and advice welcome. Links to any online resources I can read on the topic would also be appreciated.
Asking for a friend: can you recommend a reputable (presumably brick and mortar) university that has a good online program for child development or early childhood education? [more inside]
Help me be a better long-distance parent. [more inside]
Looking for computer/internet recommendations for my 10 year old friend. What are the coolest, most interesting, and least consumerist activities, websites, and other digital/virtual things that I can introduce this kid to? What did you like to do with computers / the internet when you were that age? Bonus internet safety questions inside! [more inside]
When should I let my child read Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid?? [more inside]
Interested in starting a home daycare. Tips please. [more inside]
What OS and programs should I use to set up an old Windows XP laptop for a young child? [more inside]
How to teach a kid to write b's and d's correctly? Tips, mnemonics, etc.? [more inside]
BostonFilter: Where is the coolest place to take a 5-year-old in Boston, Massachusetts? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend baby videos for nine-month olds (and up)? [more inside]
Can we send a girl to school overseas? [more inside]
My cousin's four year old son is obsessed with things like quarks and infinity. He insists to his mother that infinity is the last number. She isn't so sure, and wants to know more about things like strangeness.
I don't want to determine this kid's future, but it seems fun to feed his curiosity. And since my wife's babysitter was Murray Gell-Mann, the responsibility has fallen partially on my shoulders to help answer his questions. What kinds of information can you recommend that I give to his mother so that she, an attorney and not a mathematician, and her son can learn more about this information. In particular, what kinds of books, games, and projects would introduce him to other neat ideas in mathematics and physics?
What is the best Windows desktop publishing software for kids? [more inside]
It's official: my 11 year-old daughter is missing her math gene: Please suggest some math gene therapy. [more inside]
Advice needed for teaching disobedient, disruptive five year old. [more inside]
Raising a bilingual child. I'd be grateful to hear advice, experiences or recommended resources for raising a child in a dual-language home. [more inside] [more inside]