Top 5 reading list for parents 3/13-3/20

There are only so many hours in the day. Here are 5 articles you might have missed.

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via The Motherlode

In case you haven’t yet performed the “et tu, Lego” sigh of disappointment, here’s the New York Times Motherlode article that caused ours.

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via StoryCorps

This StoryCorps interview between a father and his 9 year old son is the best thing we’ve heard, probably all month. Except, maybe don’t listen when you’re driving, because blurry tears could make you hit stuff.

photo credit: Chris McVeigh
photo credit: Chris McVeigh

Here’s the A to Z on what Lego bricks you need and how to assemble them into an Apple watch. (Ugh. Lego, seriously. WHY CAN’T WE QUIT YOU?)

LA Johnson/NPR
LA Johnson/NPR

This is a great interview with Daniel T. Willingham, professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, about his new book, Raising Kids Who Read.

“You should model reading, make reading pleasurable, read aloud to your kid in situations that are warm and create positive associations. But also setting a tone where our family is one where we like to learn new things. We like to learn about the world, and a big part of that is reading. Developing a sense in the child that I am in a family of readers before the child can even read.”

via Jezebel
via Jezebel

And on a final note, inspired by the fact every single person I encountered on my walk from the car to the office this morning had their phone all up in their face like some post apocalyptic zombie flick,”Here is How Your Smartphone is Truly Aging You (It’s Not Tech Neck)