The new video focuses on the future of our children, but it also speaks to the future of Memphis itself. it summarizes a message that matters a great deal for Memphis — the first years of a child’s life predict his future.
We hear it all the time: Read with your children. It can boost their vocabularies and prepare them for school. It may also advance their social skills, and lay the groundwork for learning to read on their own.
On the day of the “Live Museum,” for which students were asked to represent an historical character, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Galileo, and Anne Frank were all in attendance. But Max Adelman, a rising 8th grader at the Lausanne Collegiate School, chose to be Dr. James Heckman.
Nurturing independence in young children is a critical component of parenting. It promotes later self-sufficiency and self-reliance, and the process should begin during the earliest years of life.
When observing a music class packed with pre-schoolers and kindergartners, one should expect a lot of moving parts. Moving feet, moving hands, moving bodies, moving vocal cords.
Grit is a word that is now synonymous with Memphis, thanks to the success of our Grizzlies, but it’s a word that should be associated with more than our NBA team. It should also indicate the kind of character we want to develop in our children.