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Sowing Seeds: Raising Toddlers and Community Gardens

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Toddler New research shows that the seeds for adult success are actually planted in the toddler years, between ages two to five (Copyright: Irina Schmidt/Shutterstock)

On today’s show: Child psychologist Dr. Tovah P. Klein explains why the toddler years are crucial for a child’s development and what parents can do to help their kids—and themselves—thrive. Then, find out about the 1922 double murder in New Jersey that loomed large in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mind as he wrote The Great Gatsby. Tom Rachman talks about his new novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. And we’ll take a look at the past, present, and future of community gardens in New York City.

What's Going on Inside the Toddler Brain

A child psychologist explains why what happens between ages two and five shapes the kind of adults we become.

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Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby

The story of a brutal double murder in New Jersey that may have influenced The Great Gatsby.

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Tom Rachman's New Novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

Tom Rachman talks about his new novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers, about a young woman who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Taken from home as a girl, Tooly Zylberberg found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want?

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Digging Together: NYC's Community Gardens

Three community gardeners on the history and the future of community gardening—and how to get one started.

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