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What adults can learn from kids - Adora Svitak


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Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity, and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

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A child prodigy is someone who, typically before 15 years old, shows abilities comparable to those of highly skilled adults in specific fields.Andrew Solomon, a writer and lecturer on psychology, politics and culture, wrote an article in the New York Times entitled "How Do You Raise a Prodigy?"Anne Frank was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published which documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.Ruby Bridges is known as the first black child to attend an all-white school, William Frantz Elementary School, in the South.A seven-year-old boy, Charlie Simpson, raised £120,000 in donations and gift aid for Haiti earthquake relief by cycling five miles around a local park in London.Kids Design Glass Program at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington invites children 12 and under to stretch their imaginations and create original designs based on the artwork displayed at the Museum.Utopia is the state of a perfect world. It is also a work of fiction and political philosophy by Thomas More published in 1516 that pictures an ideal state where all is ordered for the best for humanity as a whole and where the evils of society, such as poverty and misery, have been eliminated.

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