kids

Farmers Market Minute
9:00 am
Sat August 25, 2012

Food Gawker

Today my daughter, Beatrix, turns fifteen. Having grown up in farmers markets, she not only has a culinary knowledge of food but a passion for it as well. She is also a “food gawker.”

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Deceptive Cadence
8:52 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Finding True Love: Helping Your Kid Choose The Right Instrument

Can you fall in love with the sound of a plastic recorder?
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Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 3:46 pm

Whether it's learning saxophone in school band, taking Saturday piano lessons, or participating in a top-flight youth orchestra, there are tens of millions of kids in the United States learning to play instruments. Way back in 2003, Gallup pollsters figured that at least 84 million Americans play an instrument — and at least a third of those players were then between the ages of 5 and 17.

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