Best links of the week

by Parent Co. October 02, 2015

A parent's view of flying. A parent's view of flying.
Kindergarten in Finland favors playtime over literacy. The outcome may have an advantage over the demands of the US Common Core standards. In her diaries, to be published this fall for the first time, children's author Astrid Lindgren reveals herself to be as steadfast and headstrong as her most beloved character, Pippi Longstocking. "Disney Princesses Reimagined as Hot Dogs" Just because. These designers in Japan are reimagining how kids learn about color. Ask yourself these 12 questions to decide if your kid is ready to be left alone. We totally nerded out to last weekend's epic lunar eclipse. This composite photo created by Jose Antonio Hervás is among the most spectacular images we've seen of the event. Lots to think about after reading this essay about technology, solitude, and human interaction. Of all the crap our kids collect, we never considered a "found paper airplanes" collection. But the fact that we found this New Yorker article about one so compelling makes us think we won't discourage our kids from the habit. Why are little kids in Japan so independent? A Modest Proposal from David Sedaris. (We're counting down the days until his current tour comes to our city!)


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