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Einstein Never Used Flashcards : How Our Children Really Learn - and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less - ROBERTA MICHNICK GOLINKOFF

Einstein Never Used Flashcards

How Our Children Really Learn - and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less


Published: 31st August 2004
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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

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
The Plight of the Modern Parentp. 1
Brainchild: How Babies Are Wired to Learnp. 16
Playing the Numbers: How Children Learn about Quantityp. 38
Language: The Power of Babblep. 60
Literacy: Reading between the Linesp. 97
Welcome to Lake Wobegon: The Quest to Define Intelligencep. 126
Who Am I? Developing a Sense of Selfp. 152
Getting to Know You: How Children Develop Social Intelligencep. 181
Play: The Crucible of Learningp. 205
The New Formula for Exceptional Parentingp. 244
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9781594860683
ISBN-10: 1594860688
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1