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Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less [Paperback]

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Pages   302
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 25, 2004
Publisher   Rodale Books
ISBN  1594860688  
EAN  9781594860683  


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Two noted child psychologists condemn the growing trend toward accelerated learning and the pressure put upon parents to meet constant expectations, introducing a series of simple, creative games that parents can play with their child to enhance mental and physical development while embracing and enjoying precious moments without high-tech gadgets. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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In this book two highly credentialed child psychologists offer a compelling indictment of the growing trend toward accelerated learning. It's a message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: Letting tots learn through play is not only okay-it's better than drilling academics
Drawing on overwhelming scientific evidence from their own studies and the collective research results of child development experts, and addressing the key areas of development-math, reading, verbal communication, science, self-awareness, and social skills-the authors explain the process of learning from a child's point of view. They then offer parents 40 age-appropriate games for creative play. These simple, fun--yet powerful exercises work as well or better than expensive high-tech gadgets to teach a child what his ever-active, playful mind is craving to learn.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D., is a member of the psychology department at Temple University, where she directs the Infant Language Laboratory and participated in one of the nation's largest studies of the effects of child care. The mother of three sons, she also composes and performs children's music.
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., is the H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware, where she holds a joint appointment with the departments of linguistics and psychology and directs the Infant Language Project. She has also been a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and is the mother of a son and a daughter.
Together, Hirsh-Pasek and Golinkoff were featured on the PBS "Human Language" series and are the co-authors of "How Babies Talk."
Diane Eyer, Ph.D., is a member of the psychology department at Temple University and also the author of "Motherguilt" and "Mother-Infant Bonding."
After decades of research, scientists and child development experts have come to a clear conclusion: Play is the best way for our children to learn. Experts have found that children who are prematurely pushed into regimented academic instruction display less creativity and enthusiasm for learning in later years, and that children who memorize isolated facts early in life show no better long-term retention than their peers. However, children who learn through play develop social and emotional skills, which are critical for long-term success.
Somewhere along the line, this important book argues, we've gotten off track by stressing academic products and programs to our preschoolers. Thankfully, Hirsh-Pasek and Golinkoff have a simple remedy--go play--for our children that is based on overwhelming scientific evidence from their own studies and the collective research results of child development experts.
"Einstein Never Used Flash Cards" goes beyond debunking the myths spread by the accelerated-learning industry. Parents, educators, and other readers will find a practical guide to introducing complex concepts through smart, simple, and loving play. For every key area of a child's development (speech, reading, math, social skills, self-awareness, and intelligence), this study aims to show how a child's mind actually learns. The book also offers useful exercises--40 in all--that are meant to highlight childrens' emerging skills and while helping them prepare for tomorrow.
"Although parents know that the early years are learning years, just what that means has been confusing--until now. "Einstein Never Used Flash Cards" makes practical sense of the vast number of technical studies and the hyperbole of advertising claims. It explains in clear, compelling, and scientific terms how learning really takes place. This book is a must-read for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, pediatricians, and policy makers--in other words, all those who care about (and for) the next generation of children."--Ellen Galinsky, president and cofounder of the Families and Work Institute in New York City
"An elegant summary of what mind and brain science can tell us about child development and learning. The reasonable and reassuring implications the authors draw from this research provide a much-needed corrective to the hype and distortions all too prevalent in the popular media. Finally, the truth "--John T. Bruer, Ph.D., President of the James S. McDonnell Foundation and author of "The Myth of the First Three Years"
"Parents eager to know what to do--and even more important, what "not" to do--to help their children discover and take advantage of their hidden talents will find this well-written book a treasure trove of information and advice. A trustworthy parenting resource from two highly respected scholars "--Linda Acredolo, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, and author of "Baby Signs" and "Baby Minds"
"Although parents know that the early years are learning years, just what that means has been confusing--until now. "Einstein Never Used Flash Cards" makes practical sense of the vast number of technical studies and the hyperbole of advertising claims. It explains in clear, compelling, and scientific terms how learning really takes place. This book is a must-read for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, pediatricians, and policy makers--in other words, all those who care about (and for) the next generation of children."--Ellen Galinsky, president and cofounder of the Families and Work Institute in New York City


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Kathy Hirsh Pasek, Ph.D., is a professor in the psychology department at Temple University, where she directs the Infant Language Laboratory and participated in one of the nation's largest studies of the effects of childcare. She also composes and performs children's music. She currently lives in Ardmore, PA.

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D., directs the Infant Language Project at the University of Delaware, where she holds a joint appointment with the departments of linguistics and psychology. Together, she and Dr. Hirsch-Pasek were featured on the PBS Human Language series and are the authors of "How Babies Talk." She currently resides in Wilmington, Delaware

Diane Eyer, Ph.D., is a member of the psychology department at Temple University and is the author of "Motherguilt "and "Mother-Infant Bonding." She resides in Bucks County, PA.

Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek currently resides in Ardmore, in the state of Pennsylvania. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek has an academic affiliation as follows - Temple University.

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The smarter choice  Oct 30, 2008
I was very excited to read this book after hearing the author talk about it in a recent parent podcast. It did not disappoint.

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 companies it's amazing how many ideas we have that need to be challenged or at least reexamined.

This book gives you food for thought, dispels myths and most importantly gives examples of how to do it another way. The teachable moments section gives lots of ideas to try or reflect on with your own child.

The most important section for me is on play towards the end of the book. If you are not scientifically minded or enjoy evidenced based books then skip to that section to see immediate and worthwhile things you can do without having to spend lots of money just time.

It's a valuable book to read and reread again to bolster you family values and examine how your children learn through play.

I'd recommend it to parents and soon to be parents as an alternative to all the hype that's out there with regards to electronic toys and hurrying our children. This book is certainly not a cure all but it does give another side to a neglected debate about how our childrens' play now will have major ramifications in the future.

An empowering read.
 
Good advice for parents in a rush  Oct 23, 2008
It describes the perils of unneccesarily hurrying our children. Nothing new for those familair with child psychology but quite useful for the general audience
 
Child Development and Learning (for Dummies)  Aug 21, 2008
The book title alone shows that the authors are not interested in sound bites on CNN or FoxNews.

Contains very practical tips for parents. Many parents (and teachers, guardians, babysitters, etc.) of young children will enjoy the tips and greatly benefit from reading this book. It dispels many myths about teaching children, their behavior, their potential.

Among the myths busted are the Einstein Baby Music CDs, which are simply a nice way to promote the appreciation of good music...as I've been telling people who start to talk about the CD set. Don't get me wrong, I really think the Einstein Baby Music series contains the most harmonic and melodic sections of the classical masterpieces and packaged as a very pleasant and relaxing listening experience. Well, if you and your child need to relax and unwind...then "good music" certainly helps.
 
Childhood belongs to children, let them live it.  Jun 10, 2008
Every parent has their own 'ideology' when they raise their children. This book is an excellent source for either shaping your ideology or reaffirm yours if you are not a racehorse raiser. The book is not only academically sound but also has a human face. Childhood belongs to children, let them live it.
 
true excellenceRe  Apr 28, 2008
Highly recommended to us by our daughter who is an educator. This book has been extremely helpful in the rearing of our grandsons.
 

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