Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making, which outlines the seven essential life skills every child needs, spent the evening of May 31, 2011 with Twin Parks Montessori School teachers, parents and community members.
Ellen’s easy delivery style of presentation gave the audience samples of activities to do with children to keep the “fire in their eyes” for learning. Ellen talked about her career’s work and showed video clips of researchers’ studies with children in the fields of child development and neuroscience.
I met one attendee at the bus stop the morning after the event who said she greatly appreciated Ellen’s “non-alarmist presentation”. Ellen’s great news is “that there are many simple things all parents can do to build these skills in their children for today and in the future. And it is never too late to begin”.
Follow the presentation, Ellen signed books and answered additional questions.