At a Berlin day care center, a little boy lights a match and touches it to another, making a sudden flare. The girl sitting next to him shouts a word that is the same in German and English: “Cool!” The two children, both under 6, aren’t breaking any rules. They are taking part in a
Reversing its stance of more than a century, the Boy Scouts of America said on Monday that the group would begin accepting members based on the gender listed on their application, paving the way for transgender boys to join the organization. “For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth
By Annie Tritt About two years ago, I began photographing transgender and “gender-expansive” children and young adults in the United States and Europe. I wanted to ask this question: “Who are we beyond ideas tied to our gender?” The answer is critical not only to the transgender community, I believe, but to everyone. In the
People are a little worried about the human species these days. Maybe it’s the rash of terrorist attacks throughout the world. Maybe it’s the tone of the presidential campaign. Maybe it’s because so many of us are suffering from a nasty case of empathy fatigue in response to the horrors humans inflict upon each other
A new study shows that the pressures associated with discrimination contribute to the achievement gap. For 15-year-old Zion Agostini, the start of each school day is a new occasion to navigate a minefield of racial profiling. From an early age, walking home from elementary school with his older brother, Agostini took note of the differential
Researchers are discovering how crucial microbes are to our health and to avoiding a range of newly common diseases. So it’s time to get dirty, eat better and stop overusing antibiotics. Our friend Julia moved to a small free-range pig and poultry farm when her first child, Jedd, was a preschooler. When her second baby
Nancy Carlsson-Paige is an early childhood development expert who has been at the forefront of the debate on how best to educate — and not educate — the youngest students. She is a professor emerita of education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Ma., where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a
Dozens of schools around the U.S. are opting to ditch the traditional school structure altogether to motivate teens in new ways—and it seems to be working. Nothing in particular stands out about the two adjoining rooms at South Burlington High School, one littered with desks, the other lined with simple grey cubicles. Yet the 30
Late last year, Drumduan Upper School received its first government inspection. In an era of merciless performance targets and obsessive testing, any school administrator would naturally feel apprehensive. Drumduan’s head teacher, Krzysztof Zajaczkowski, a working-class son of Polish immigrants who has an instinctive distrust of authority, expected to be shut down. He had not forgotten
TWENTY years ago, kids in preschool, kindergarten and even first and second grade spent much of their time playing: building with blocks, drawing or creating imaginary worlds, in their own heads or with classmates. But increasingly, these activities are being abandoned for the teacher-led, didactic instruction typically used in higher grades. In many schools, formal
waanaki we will be selling kids vintage and more at mercado sagrado located at an oak grove in the canyons of malibu, california saturday — may 2 — 11am-6pm sunday — may 3 — 11am-7pm bring a picnic blanket and plan to spend the day for this epic gathering! there wil be more amazing vendors,
Marshal Rosenberg has been an inspiration − offering tools to communicate in a peaceful paradigm. He is the creator of Nonviolent Communication, a communication process that “helps people to exchange the information necessary to resolve conflicts and differences peacefully.” He was the founder and former Director of Educational Services for the Center for Nonviolent Communication,
As our children were growing up, one of their playmates was a girl named Jessica. Our kids would disappear with Jessica to make forts, build a treehouse and share dreams. We were always concerned because — there’s no polite way to say this — Jessica was a mess. Her mother, a teen mom, was away
When Harvard University’s Making Caring Common Project released their report, “The Children We Mean to Raise: The Real Messages Adults Are Sending About Values,” many parents and educators — myself included — were surprised to learn that despite all our talk about instilling character and empathy, kids may value academic achievement and individual happiness over
With the school day and school year increasing, homework loads growing and ballet, soccer and Mandarin taking over the rest of their time, children today have very little opportunity to simply … play. “We’ve created an abnormal environment,” Peter Gray, a psychology professor at Boston College and the author of the book “Free to Learn,”
When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground. “The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your brain,” says Sergio Pellis, a researcher at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. “And without play experience, those neurons
ADOLESCENCE is practically synonymous in our culture with risk taking, emotional drama and all forms of outlandish behavior. Until very recently, the widely accepted explanation for adolescent angst has been psychological. Developmentally, teenagers face a number of social and emotional challenges, like starting to separate from their parents, getting accepted into a peer group and
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When Luke gets angry, he tries to remember to look at his bracelet. It reminds him of what he can do to calm himself: stop, take a deep breath, count to four, give yourself a hug and, if necessary, ask an adult for help. Luke is 5 and he has been practicing these steps for
We are now re-open for business! After six months we are excited to announce that we are live again!! Yes − we are coming through with kids vintage and more − adding new items weekly. This weeks offerings are for the summer days to come – available here. Thank you to Sunday for the beautiful
A selection of waanaki children’s vintage clothing is now available at the waanaki shop-in-shop at Tomboy Kids! OPENS TOMORROW, December 10th, 2013 Tomboy Kids 1406 Micheltorena Street Los Angeles CA 90026 Tues-Sat 11-6, Sun 12-6
One day last spring, James Wade sat cross-legged on the carpet and called his kindergarten class to order. Lanky and soft-spoken, Wade has a gentle charisma well suited to his role as a teacher of small children: steady, rather than exuberant. When a child performs a requested task, like closing the door after recess, he
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Come visit us at the Echo Park Craft Fair this weekend and receive 25% off clothing, accessories and homewares. We will also have a selection of Burden Baskets and Bowls by Nanette Sullano. Echo Park Craft Fair 821 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013 Saturday, May 11th, 12-7pm Sunday, May 12th, 12-6pm
This is the last week to get your shop on — waanaki at Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046. Closing January 13th.
IMAGINE walking into the toy department and noticing several distinct aisles. In one, you find toys packaged in dark brown and black, which include the “Inner-City Street Corner” building set and a “Little Rapper” dress-up kit. In the next aisle, the toys are all in shades of brown and include farm-worker-themed play sets and a
waanaki — a temporary shop for children December 15 — January 13, 2013 Reception: Saturday, December 15, 4-7pm Creatures of Comfort Los Angeles is pleased to present waanaki — a temporary shop for children, organized by Nanette Sullano. The shop and exhibition will take place at the Creatures of Comfort Los Angeles Flagship Store at
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Thanks for the small fashion write up and link to waanaki on the Daily Candy Kids! Top: Classic Stripe Shirt, Jeans: Slim Blue Jeans, Sweater: Grid Cardigan. Photograph by Michael Wells.
Jonas Wood’s first exhibition of new work will open on March 31, 2012, and run through May 12 at David Kordansky Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Making use of sources that are often intimately connected to his own life, Wood nonetheless exemplifies a wide-ranging and
We are excited to announce the launch of waanaki.com, and welcome you to peruse our online shop for an assortment of vintage children’s clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, and homewares; please also sign our mailing list to receive updates on new items and sales.
Image above: Philippe Parreno, No More Reality (the demonstration).