The Power of Play by David Elkind
Learning What Comes Naturally

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Today’s parents often worry that their children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in constant learning, but child development expert David Elkind reassures us that imaginative play goes far to prepare children for academic and social success. Through expert analysis of the research and powerful examples, Elkind shows how creative, spontaneous play fosters healthy mental and social development and sets the stage for academic learning in the first place. An important contribution to the literature about how children learn, The Power of Play restores play’s respected place in children’s lives and encourages parents to trust their instincts to stay away from many of the dubious educational products on the market.

About David Elkind

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David Elkind, Professor of Child Study at Tufts University, is the author of many books, including "The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon".
Published December 25, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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