Letting Kids Be “Childish”

This video features 12 year old Adora Svitak, a child prodigy. It’s clear that public speaking is one of her talents too. Below is a video of a TED talk she gave in February. It’s funny how in the comments section a few people dismissed her ideas. Why? Because she’s 12? Too often, kids are restricted by the limitations of adults. I love that she has not only the talent, but the tools and support to continue learning and growing. She has been given the green light by TED to ¬†organize her own TEDx conference to take place in Redmond in December. If you know of any kids from grades 6 through 10 that have something important to say, or want to attend, send them this link. The event itself is being organized by students for students.

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