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In Einstein Never Used Flashcards highly credentialed child psychologists, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., with Diane Eyer, Ph.D., offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. It's a message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: Letting tots learn through play is not only okay-it's 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 skills-the 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, fun--yet 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.
"Explodes over-hyped education myths and tells you why relaxing and reclaiming your child's childhood is the best way to nuture his growing mind." --Parenting magazine
"A valuable message..." --Publishers Weekly
|The Plight of the Modern Parent||p. 1|
|Brainchild: How Babies Are Wired to Learn||p. 16|
|Playing the Numbers: How Children Learn about Quantity||p. 38|
|Language: The Power of Babble||p. 60|
|Literacy: Reading between the Lines||p. 97|
|Welcome to Lake Wobegon: The Quest to Define Intelligence||p. 126|
|Who Am I? Developing a Sense of Self||p. 152|
|Getting to Know You: How Children Develop Social Intelligence||p. 181|
|Play: The Crucible of Learning||p. 205|
|The New Formula for Exceptional Parenting||p. 244|
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Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st August 2004
Publisher: RODALE PRESS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1