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Daniel Pink’s “A Whole New Mind”

While searching for a particular book in my office, I stumbled across Daniel Pink’s book, “A Whole New Mind”.  I had loved the book and also had enjoyed listening to Daniel give the keynote address at one of our annual AMI/USA Refresher Courses.  As I flipped through pages, I realized THIS was where I had […]

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Poetry Books for Children

While visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete this past weekend, discovered two wonderful poetry books for children:  “Hip Hop Speaks to Children” edited by Nikki Giovanni, and “Poetry Speaks to Children”, edited by Elise Paschen.  Both are beautifully illustrated and include CD’s.  Great items to include on long car trips this summer!

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“Superparenting: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child” by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and Peter S. Jensen, M.D.

Even if your child does not have ADD, “Superparenting for ADD” is a must-read for parents of young children!  The introduction alone is well-worth your time. Though I’m dating myself for sure, reading “Superparenting” reminded me of a song in the Rogers & Hammerstein musical My Fair Lady.  The song was titled “How to Handle […]

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Trevor Eissler’s “Montessori Madness”

Maria Montessori felt that the future of the world rested in the hands of the children. Trevor Eissler’s new book, “Montessori Madness”,  has arrived on the scene at a time when many of us are questioning how well we are preparing these children who will determine our future.  Are we educating happy, responsible, compassionate, and […]

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