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

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

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By (author) Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

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  • Publisher: RODALE PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 23mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 31 August 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Emmaus, PA
  • ISBN 10: 1594860688
  • ISBN 13: 9781594860683
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 18,183

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Now Available in Paperback! In Einstein Never Used Flashcards highly credentialed child psychologists, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., with Diane Eyer, Ph.D., 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.

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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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"Explodes over-hyped education myths and tells you why relaxing and reclaiming your child's childhood is the best way to nuture his growing mind." --"Parenting "magazine "A valuable message..." -- "Publishers Weekly"