Einstein Never Used Flash Cards
A winner of a Books for a Better Life award, this book sifts through years of developmental research to give you a clear message: learning really happens through playtime.
As the authors explain how to make the best of your time...more
Reflect, Resist, Recenter
REFLECT-why are you enrolling child in certain activity, does child actually like it?
RESIST-you don't have to sign up for every (if any) class invented for children (gymboree, music class, art class, etc. PLAY = learning
RECENTER-engage in teachable moments, play with your child, BE WITH you child, recognize that children take the lead in their own learning (and need your support as they go along)
UNSTRUCTURED PLAY TIME
The book is set up very well. It is not a quick read, definitely, and may seem redundant at times, but I liked that in each chapter, I was presented with scientific studie...more
[Eu adoro o nome do livro em inglês: Einstein Never Used Flashcards: : How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less]
As autoras parecem conversar conosco na obra. E esta conversa de mãe para mãe, mesmo sendo as três especialistas em educação e comportamento, nos faz pensar no desenvolvimento das habilidades intelectuais mais im...more
The authors go into good detail about various studies with how children learn, the certain stages that they should be learning things, and the importance on just letting kids learn.
They do m...more
With page, after page of research conducted by professors at leading universities, and studies by renowned developmental psychologists, you will be provided with solid data to help you better...more
This book directly takes on such falsities and gives examples of study after study of why the power of play is more important than anything.
It also explains through research and study (as if common sense weren't...more
Willpower is as (or more) important than raw intelligence
Play - both guided and free - is a significant aspect of development
Over scheduling is detrimental
A lot of this seems like common sense advice - things your grandparents new inherently. Unfortunately as a driven culture foc...more
I've been particularly struggling with teaching my 5-yr old reading and math, and had actually almost purchased a few sets of flash cards just days before I came across this book. So, of course I had to read it.
I'm glad now that I didn't buy those flash c...more
Now to review: this book was very informative about how children's brains develop and I liked the actual exercises you could try with your kids. I liked that it emphasized that kids learn mainly through play. However, despite the authors' hatred for flash cards I felt like this book was still telling me I needed t...more
The book takes a long sweeping gaze at our cultural landscape and critiques the current way that parents ar...more
It is not true that playing Mozart for infants improves their IQ.
It is not true that successful readers are those whose parents spent the most time drilling them on letters, either during infancy or preschool.
Lots of factual information to sink your teeth into. I particularly like the easy to read style; the studies & authors mentioned, so you can look them up yourself. The book sets forth clearly the case for advocating early years play and how to play with your child.
Most people may think- well that's easy but trying to strike a good balance against the marketing compani...more
"The pervasive myth in our achievement-oriented society that child's play is a waste of time is linked to the hype that parents must boost their children's intelligence. So we overschedule our children and give up on the values that we know, deep down...more