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Free to learn: Why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog121908
Gray, Peter. New York, NY: Basic Books , 2013. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GK 301 GRA 2013
LEARNING. Our children spend their days being passively instructed, and made to sit still and take tests--often against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling, yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult superv…
Title
Free to learn: Why unleashing the instinct to play will make our children happier, more self-reliant, and better students for life
Author
Gray, Peter
Place
New York, NY
Publisher
Basic Books
Year Published
2013
Physical Description
Softcover ; xii, 274 p.
Topics
Play Therapy
Play/Activities
Learning
Abstract
LEARNING. Our children spend their days being passively instructed, and made to sit still and take tests--often against their will. We call this imprisonment schooling, yet wonder why kids become bored and misbehave. Even outside of school children today seldom play and explore without adult supervision, and are afforded few opportunities to control their own lives. The result: anxious, unfocused children who see schooling--and life--as a series of hoops to struggle through. In "Free to Learn," developmental psychologist Peter Gray argues that our children, if free to pursue their own interests through play, will not only learn all they need to know, but will do so with energy and passion. Children come into this world burning to learn, equipped with the curiosity, playfulness, and sociability to direct their own education. Yet we have squelched such instincts in a school model originally developed to indoctrinate, not to promote intellectual growth.
ISBN
9780465084999
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GK 301 GRA 2013
Copy 1 BC Children's & Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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In control: A book of games to teach self-control skills

https://libraries.phsa.ca/permalink/catalog112552
Shapiro, Lawrence E. New York, NY: Childswork Childsplay , 1995. (Game) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
JUNIOR CF 110 SHA 1995
This book of six games helps children learn self-control skills using a multimodal approach. Each game concentrates on a specific skills, including: ; -Controlling Emotions ; -Controlling Impulsivity ; -Using Positive "Self-Talk" ; -Organizing and Planning ; -Concern for Others ; -Social Entry ; Fo…
Title
In control: A book of games to teach self-control skills
Author
Shapiro, Lawrence E.
Place
New York, NY
Publisher
Childswork Childsplay
Year Published
1995
Physical Description
Game board book, instruction manual, pawns, 6-sided die, chips, sand timer, cards.
Topics
Social Behaviour (includes boundaries)
Life Skills
Social Skills
Art Therapy
Play Therapy
Abstract
This book of six games helps children learn self-control skills using a multimodal approach. Each game concentrates on a specific skills, including:
-Controlling Emotions
-Controlling Impulsivity
-Using Positive "Self-Talk"
-Organizing and Planning
-Concern for Others
-Social Entry
For 2-4 players. Ages 7-12.
ISBN
9781882732401
Language
English
Material Type
Game
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
JUNIOR CF 110 SHA 1995
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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