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The Power of Play

How Spontaneous, Imaginative Activities Lead to Happier, Healthier Children
Elkind, David (Book - 2007 )
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Praise for earlier editions:"[These poets] prove that American poetry has the strength and vision to move beyond the MFA environment in order to reshape and reflect past traditions."-- Bloomsbury Review "This collection stands out among the crowd claiming to represent emergent poets. Much of the editing and preliminary reading was done by emerging poets themselves, which results in an anthology that's fresh and eclectic, and may actually represent a significant portion of the best new poetry being written by the next generation.... [Best New Poets] assures the reader that poetry, even in a generation of text messaging and MP3 players, is still alive and well. The youthfulness of the anthology, combined with the wide scope of its contents, is apparent in the poems, which are edgy and daring."-- Virginia Quarterly Review Entering its eighth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country's top literary magazines and writing programs, as well as some two thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition. The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it is being practiced today.
Authors: Elkind, David, 1931-
Title: The power of play
how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, c2007
Characteristics: xii, 240 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Elkind
Contents: Play, love, and work : an essential trio
Toys aren't us
Screen play and iconic literacy
Child play and parent angst
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
Lighthearted parenting
Schooling with heart, mind, and body
Epilogue: gifts for a lifetime
ISBN: 0738210536
9780738210537
Branch Call Number: 155.418 E43p 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Play Psychological aspects
Topical Term: Play
LCCN: 2006035592
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Elkind describes how imaginative play is important for social, cognitive, and emotional development and offers tips on how to foster creative play in young children's lives.

While you may worry that your children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in constant, explicit learning or using the latest "educational" games, The Power of Play reassures us that unscheduled imaginative play goes far in preparing children for academic and social success.


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