The Importance of Play at All Ages

What may look like meaningless, inconsequential fun is actually a serious and essential childhood endeavor. By Susan Cowan Morse Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. — Fred Rogers Play is not just important […]

Ask the Expert: What to Do If Your Child “Hates” School

Promptly identify the cause and nip it in the bud By Susan Cowan Morse It is autumn in New England, where we enjoy the happy return of crisp morning air, the honks of departing geese, the landscape’s changing colors — and a new school year. For many, a new school year is exciting and marked […]