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Einstein never used flash cards: How our children really learn--and why they need to play more and memorize less

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Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy, Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick, Eyer, Diane E. [Emmaus, PA]: Rodale , 2004. Pbk. ed. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GK 300 HIR 2004
A book that aims at proving that training preschoolers with flash cards and attempting to hurry intellectual development doesn't pay off. In fact, the authors claim, kids who are pressured early on to join the academic rat race don't fair any better than children who are allowed to take their time.…
Title
Einstein never used flash cards: How our children really learn--and why they need to play more and memorize less
Author
Hirsh-Pasek, Kathy
Golinkoff, Roberta Michnick
Eyer, Diane E.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Place
[Emmaus, PA]
Publisher
Rodale
Year Published
2004
Physical Description
Paperback; xvii, 302 p.
Topics
Child Development
Play/Activities
Education. Schools
Abstract
A book that aims at proving that training preschoolers with flash cards and attempting to hurry intellectual development doesn't pay off. In fact, the authors claim, kids who are pressured early on to join the academic rat race don't fair any better than children who are allowed to take their time. Alarmed by the current trend toward creating baby Einsteins, the book urges parents to step back and practice the "Three R's: Reflect, Resist, and Recenter." Instead of pushing preschoolers into academically oriented programs that focus on early achievement, the authors suggest that children learn best through simple playtime, which enhances problem solving skills, attention span, social development and creativity. The authors walk parents through much of the recent research on the way children learn, debunking such myths as the Mozart effect, and pointing out that much learning unravels naturally, programmed through centuries of evolution.
ISBN
1594860688
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GK 300 HIR 2004
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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