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The Resource The importance of being little : what preschoolers really need from grownups, Erika Christakis

The importance of being little : what preschoolers really need from grownups, Erika Christakis

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The importance of being little : what preschoolers really need from grownups
Title
The importance of being little
Title remainder
what preschoolers really need from grownups
Statement of responsibility
Erika Christakis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To a four-year-old watching bulldozers at a construction site or chasing butterflies in flight, the world is awash with promise. Little children come into the world hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about any matter. Yet in today's preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that too often undervalue a child's intelligence while overtaxing the child's growing brain. These mismatched expectations wreak havoc on the family: parents fear that if they choose the "wrong" program, their child won't get into the "right" college. But Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis says our fears are wildly misplaced. Our anxiety about our children's futures has reached a fever pitch at a time when, ironically, science gives us more certainty than ever before that young children are exceptionally strong thinkers. In her pathbreaking book, Christakis explains what it's like to be a young child in America today, in a world designed by and for adults, where we have confused schooling with learning. She offers nuanced, real-life solutions to real-life issues that move past the usual prescriptions for fewer tests, more play. She looks at children's use of language, their artistic expressions, the way their imaginations grow, and how they build deep emotional bonds to stretch the boundaries of their small worlds. Rather than clutter their worlds with more and more stuff, sometimes our wisest course is to learn how to get out of their way."--From dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christakis, Erika
Dewey number
372.21
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1140.35.P37
LC item number
C47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Preschool
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
  • EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
Label
The importance of being little : what preschoolers really need from grownups, Erika Christakis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little learners : the classroom called childhood -- Goldilocks goes to daycare : finding the right zone for learning -- Natural born artists : the creative powers of childhood -- The search for intelligent life : un-standard learning -- Just kidding : the fragmented generation -- Played out : habitat loss and the extinction of play -- Stuffed : navigating the material world -- The secret lives of children : fear, fantasy and the emotional appetite -- Use your words : hearing the language of childhood -- Well connected : the roles grownups play -- Hiding in plain sight : early learning and the American Dream
Control code
1643375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780525429074
Lccn
2015044529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1643375
  • (OCoLC)908990327
Label
The importance of being little : what preschoolers really need from grownups, Erika Christakis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Little learners : the classroom called childhood -- Goldilocks goes to daycare : finding the right zone for learning -- Natural born artists : the creative powers of childhood -- The search for intelligent life : un-standard learning -- Just kidding : the fragmented generation -- Played out : habitat loss and the extinction of play -- Stuffed : navigating the material world -- The secret lives of children : fear, fantasy and the emotional appetite -- Use your words : hearing the language of childhood -- Well connected : the roles grownups play -- Hiding in plain sight : early learning and the American Dream
Control code
1643375
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780525429074
Lccn
2015044529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1643375
  • (OCoLC)908990327

Library Locations

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