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A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Applying the Scientific Evidence

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We are robbing young children of play time at home and school in an effort to give them a head start on academic skills like reading and mathematics. Yet the scientific evidence suggests that eliminating play from the lives of children is taking preschool education in the wrong direction. This brief but compelling book provides a strong counterargument to the rising tide of didactic instruction on preschool classrooms. The authors present scientific evidence in support of three points: 1) children need both unstructured ...

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A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Applying the Scientific Evidence
2008, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195382716

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