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By Parker J. Palmer December 14, 2014

A tribute to the children and adults who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School honored with a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye. A list we must return to and remember out of love and hope for a safer world.

By Mariah Helgeson March 01, 2014

On the anniversary of Mr. Rogers' passing, a conversation about unconditional love, community, and the gentle way we learned how to be human from a quiet man in a reliable sweater.

October 30, 2011

Our delightful exercise with 10 of the 27 drawings that comprise the "wug test." Try them out with the kids in your life (or, yes, even by yourself). They'll demonstrate how children as young as three or four can internalize complex grammatical codes no one has necessarily ever tried to teach them. And let us know what surprised you!

October 03, 2011

This week we interviewed Jean Berko Gleason, a psycholinguist who is now a professor emerita at Boston University, about how we learn and use the most valuable of skills: human language. She's best known for her wug test experiment, revealing that children develop general systems to learn language.

September 28, 2011

A fun video segment from NOVA testing a producer's linguistic capacities.

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March 14, 2011

Members of the audience were asked to write questions for her on index cards. Here's a glimpse at what was on their minds.

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June 24, 2010

Krista reflects on her conversation with Rabbi Sandy Sasso and the insight that "children can make the essence of religion come alive" and "may ultimately teach us far more than we teach them."

November 22, 2009

Children at a Nepalese "bamboo school" discover new joy in the act of flying kites from children in Canada.

November 19, 2009

Adele Diamond studies how social dramatic play can build "executive function" (EF) skills in children's brains. EF is a container term for capacities like inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.

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January 09, 2009

A former guest's animated Harvard speech on how children handle situations of conflict.

December 15, 2008

A preview of Krista's interview with the famed child psychiatrist.

December 05, 2008

Our online editor reflects on finding new meaning — and new life — in Krista's 2000 interview with Robert Coles.

November 11, 2008

Sometimes forgiveness comes easiest to the youngest of us.

July 01, 2008

Ojibwe teacher Keller Paap reflects on his work and the necessity of his language to adapt in order for it to flourish.

April 02, 2008


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