Multcolib Early Childhood Picks: Play & Early Literacy
Annotation:One of the most important names in early childhood education writes about the critical role of fantasy play in the psychological, intellectual, and social development of young children.
Annotation:These two experts in early childhood research present the overwhelming scientific evidence that play is the best way for children to learn. Parents and educators will appreciate this practical guide to introducing complex concepts through smart, simple, and loving play.
Annotation:While this books is not strictly about early childhood, it proves why play just might be the most important work we can ever do. A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, psychology, social science, and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play.
Annotation: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.
Annotation:"A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more...This inspired pairing, executed with ingenuity and packed with action and humor, is a sure winner" - SLJ
Annotation:Where Do the Children Play? is a one-hour documentary for public television that examines how restrictive patterns of sprawl, congestion, and endless suburban development across America are impacting children's mental and physical health and development.