The Power of Play
how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children
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
Schooling with heart, mind, and body
Epilogue: gifts for a lifetime
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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