How Children Learn

How Children Learn

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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, learning is as natural as breathing." In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 238 x 26mm | 580.6g
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Reading, MA, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • REV ed.
  • 0201484048
  • 9780201484045
  • 98,972

About John Holt

John Holt (1927-1985), one of this country's leading educational and social critics, was the author of ten influential books which have been translated into fourteen languages. Known both as a passionate reformer and as "the gentle voice of reason" (Life magazine), John Holt offers insights into the nature of learning that are more relevant today than ever before.
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Table of contents

* Learning About Children * Games and Experiments * Talk * Reading * Sports * Art, Math and Other Things * Fantasy * The Mind at Work * Learning and Love
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