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Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less Paperback – Aug 12 2004
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Authors and child psychologists Hirsh-Pasek, Golinkoff and Eyer join together to prove that training preschoolers with flash cards and attempting to hurry intellectual development doesn't pay off. In fact, the authors claim, kids who are pressured early on to join the academic rat race don't fair any better than children who are allowed to take their time. Alarmed by the current trend toward creating baby Einsteins, Hirsh-Pasek and Golinkoff urge parents to step back and practice the "Three R's: Reflect, Resist, and Recenter." Instead of pushing preschoolers into academically oriented programs that focus on early achievement, they suggest that children learn best through simple playtime, which enhances problem solving skills, attention span, social development and creativity. "Play is to early childhood as gas is to a car," say Hirsh-Pasek and Golinkoff, explaining that reciting and memorizing will produce "trained seals" rather than creative thinkers. Creativity and independent thinking, they argue, are true 21st-century skills; IQ and other test scores provide a narrow view of intelligence. The authors walk parents through much of the recent research on the way children learn, debunking such myths as the Mozart effect, and pointing out that much learning unravels naturally, programmed through centuries of evolution. Although the research-laden text is sometimes dense, parents will find a valuable message if they stick with the program, ultimately relieving themselves and their offspring of stress and creating a more balanced life.
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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
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Not only does this book give you practical advice and experiments to see your child's development but it backs it up with scientific results. Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by Larry Motz
I love this book. It takes a lot of the pressure off parents to "create" an intelligent child -- love your baby and play with him or her. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by Gina P.
Haven't we all intuitively known this? That kids can learn from playing. We all knew, but never had the evidence to back up what we always had known in our hearts. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2003 by Laura Fortonal