Mistakes Improve Children’s Learning

Kids tell us that camp is a place where they can “be themselves” without fear of failure or ridicule by adults or peers.  That is certainly the type of environment – and community – we strive to create each summer.  And that’s a good thing, because we now have a growing body of research and practice that suggests making mistakes is an essential component of learning for children.  Some of that work is discussed in Mistakes Improve Children’s Learning by Marilyn Price-Mitchell in Psychology Today.