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Adora Svitak:
What adults can learn from kids

TED2010 · 8:12 · Filmed Feb 2010
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Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
8:12 · Filmed February 2010 at TED2010 · Subtitles available in 55 languages

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.

Child prodigy
A prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven, Adora Svitak (now 12) speaks around the United States to adults and children as an advocate for literacy. Full bio
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