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

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

by Diane Eyer, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

RODALE BOOKS | August 25, 2004 | Trade Paperback

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In this book two highly credentialed child psychologists 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.92 × 5.95 × 0.84 in

Published: August 25, 2004

Publisher: RODALE BOOKS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594860688

ISBN - 13: 9781594860683

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

by Diane Eyer, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.92 × 5.95 × 0.84 in

Published: August 25, 2004

Publisher: RODALE BOOKS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1594860688

ISBN - 13: 9781594860683

About the Book

Two highly-credentialed child psychologists offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning and tout the message that letting tots learn through play is not only okay--it's better than drilling academics.

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Now Available in Paperback!

In this book two highly credentialed child psychologists 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.

About the Author

Kathy Hirsh Pasek, Ph.D., is a professor in the psychology department at Temple University, where she directs the Infant Language Laboratory and participated in one of the nation''s largest studies of the effects of childcare. She also composes and performs children''s music. She currently lives in Ardmore, PA.

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., directs the Infant Language Project at the University of Delaware, where she holds a joint appointment with the departments of linguistics and psychology. Together, she and Dr. Hirsch-Pasek were featured on the PBS Human Language series and are the authors of How Babies Talk. She currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware

Diane Eyer, Ph.D., is a member of the psychology department at Temple University and is the author of Motherguilt and Mother-Infant Bonding. She resides in Bucks County, PA.

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