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The importance of boredom

When I was a kid, it was usually around this time of year — at the height of summer vacation — that I started to get bored. The novelty of being out of school would wear off as June melted … Continue reading

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My name is Julie, and I’m an adult … really

Accepting adulthood was a process for me. My path to adulthood was unusual. In many ways, I grew up more quickly than my peers. High school teachers were quick to compliment my maturity and good grades. Outwardly, I seemed to … Continue reading

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A to Z: Unplug your imagination

Throughout April, I’m tackling 26 A to Z topics related to children’s literature. It’s U Day, which means it’s time to address one of my favorite kid lit-related topics: unplugged imagination! I am going to begin with a disclaimer: I … Continue reading

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A to Z: The story of Cleovet

Throughout April, I’ll be tackling 26 A to Z topics related to children’s literature. Today’s prompt is the letter C, which seems like a good opportunity to tell the story of Cleovet. From the imagination of Katherine Paterson came Terabithia. … Continue reading

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Plug in now and then, researchers say, but not for too long

I am an advocate of the unplugged imagination. What do I mean when I say that? The unplugged imagination is daydreaming and play that doesn’t depend on toys or games requiring cords or charged batteries. Promoting unplugged play encourages role … Continue reading

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