Too Much, Too Soon?

Too Much, Too Soon? : Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood

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How to nurture young children's well-being and learning to reverse the erosion of childhood? Children's lives have been speeded up by commercialisation, 'adultification', and the government's 'nappy curriculum' which 'schoolifies' them and pushes quasi-formal learning too soon. Now, in twenty-three hard-hitting chapters, leading educators, researchers, policy makers and parents advocate alternative ways ahead for slowing childhood, better policy-making and, above all, the 'right learning at the right time' in children's growth ? learning when they are developmentally ready.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 26mm | 721.21g
  • Hawthorn Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1907359028
  • 9781907359026
  • 278,796

Table of contents

Introduction - toxic childhood in context, Richard House; 23 articles in four parts: part 1; Policy Making and the Erosion of Childhood: the Case of the Early Years Foundation Stage, incl. Penelope Leach, The EYFS and the Real Foundations of Children's Early Years: Part II; The Foundations of Child Development and Early Learning: Perspectives, Principles and Practices incuding Physical Foundations for Learning, Sally Goddard Blythe; Can we Play, David Elkind: Part III; Advocacy, Research and Policy making for Children's Early Years Learning: Part IV; Ways Ahead to Achievable Futuresshow more

About Richard House

Richard House, Ph.D. lectures at the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education, University of Roehampton.show more