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All the world’s a stage: How live theatre impacts kids

A five-year-old knows the real value of children's theatre, they just express it a little differently than adults try to. 

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Music lessons: from virtuoso to vocalist, finding the perfect fit

Many parents want their child to play a musical instrument proficiently. But at what age and what instruments should they start with?

Let's take a look at the most popular instruments and the (approximate) starting age for each.

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From fall reading to family movie night

Pairing books with movies is an easy way to keep kids reading. While parents usually want their children to limit screen time, the silver screen may be the exception that encourages kids to read. Make movies, and the books that inspire them, the double feature that hooks kids on books.

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Encouraging creative writing in children

Most of us have experienced the sensation of being moved to tears, or laughter, or fear, through a can’t-put-it-down book. Entertainment aside, the many and varied benefits of reading are widely documented and include everything from increasing empathy in readers to boosting intelligence to improved sleep to stress reduction.

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