This is genius: The Helicopter Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown's classic (cotton) tale, updated by the bunderful Elizabeth Hoey and published in McSweeney's. Wise's book, published in 1942, proves that "intensive parenting" isn't new -- and has long been associated with/mistaken for/justified as just plain love. The original bunny mom isn't depicted as a hovering harpie
From Ithaca, New York -- first town in America to declare itself a Free-Range Kids City -- comes this amazing recess video. It seems revolutionary. But it's actually just what happens when you give kids time, space and some "loose parts." Thanks to The Just Play Project and Rusty Keeler, author of Natural Playscapes, for sharing!
Also, Its Coat Hooks Were Improperly Spaced How Can Anyone Stand to Work in Child Care with This Type of Micromanaging? The other day we wrote about Twin Rivers Christian School, the early childhood center tearing down its swing set so that the kids won't be tempted to swing for more time than regulations permit. But
AMAZINGLY a van that a terrified parent reported was STOPPED in front of her HOUSE to videotape her daughter turned out to be...a van that was stopped in front of her house so the driver could safely use his cell phone while not driving. Imagine that. Here's the second-day story on that incident. (Yes, once