By Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D.
In this book two highly credentialed child psychologists offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. Itís a welcome message for stressed-out parents: Letting kids learn through play is not only okayitís better than drilling academics!
Drawing on overwhelming scientific evidence from their own studies and the collective research results of child development experts, and addressing the key areas of development math, reading, verbal communication, science, self-awareness, and social skillsthe authors explain the process of learning from a child's point of view. They then offer parents 40 age-appropriate games for creative play. These simple, funyet powerful exercises work as well or better than expensive high-tech gadgets to teach a child what his ever-active, playful mind is craving to learn.
Learning through play is good for kids
Written by two well-known child psychologists
Features 40 age-appropriate games for creative play
Kids learn without high-tech gadgets
Paperback, 320 pages
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., is a member of the psychology department at Temple University, where she directs the Infant Language Laboratory and participated in one of the nation's largest studies of the effects of child care. The mother of three sons, she also composes and performs children's music.
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., is the H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, where she holds a joint appointment with the departments of linguistics and psychology and directs the Infant Language Project. She has also been a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and is the mother of a son and a daughter.
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