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Elkind, David, 1931-
The power of play : learning what comes naturally / David Elkind
Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Lifelong, c2007
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF717 .E397 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Play
Child rearing
Physical Description xii, 240 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary A child development expert emphasizes the importance of imaginative play in preparing a child for social and academic success, demonstrating how creative and spontaneous play enhances healthy mental and social development and sets the stage for later academic learning
Contents Play, love and work -- Toys aren't us -- Screen play and iconic literacy -- Child play and parent angst -- Some misunderstandings about how young children learn -- Playing for a reason: building the units of math, reading, and science -- It isn't only a game: the role of play in becoming social -- Light-hearted parenting -- Schooling with heart, body, and mind -- Epilogue gifts for a lifetime

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