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Playful Learning: Develop Your Child's Sense of Joy and Wonder Paperback – August 9, 2011
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“Parents, teachers, and caregivers alike will treasure this superb book! Mariah Bruehl brings the wisdom of a gifted educator and the heart of a devoted parent to each insight and activity contained within its pages. Readers will appreciate the warmth and accessibility with which she shares her ideas as much as the joyful family memories and passion for lifelong learning that are sure to follow.”—Emma Walton Hamilton, author of Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment
“Chock-full of amazingly inventive suggestions for how to educate your child in the home. Mariah Bruehl offers a world of inspiration and engagement where literacy development becomes play and where play becomes purposeful and educational. Her knowledge of children’s development and her deeply attuned understanding of the importance of relationship-building with your child make this book a true winner.”—Pam Allyn, author of What to Read When: The Books and Stories to Read with Your Child—and All the Best Times to Read Them “A great guide for parents who want to encourage a child’s joy and wonder.”—Portland Book Review
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The book is full of practical examples, beautiful photos of learning spaces, easy-to-make learning activities.
Thank you so much for writing such a practical and inspiring book. I have been a fan of your blog for quite some time, and the book is even better!
family can support and encourage them.
If you're concerned about the education of your young children or those you teach and love or if you're just concerned about education in this country in general and the impact on all aspects of our society then this is the book for you! Families need this kind of resource and expertise to support their children's growth and learning in the complex world we live in. Recent articles and research going back as far as the `70s show that too much emphasis on academic achievement at an early age can create a variety of antisocial behavior including social violence (In Defense of Learning, [...], Brodsky Chenfeld, M (2006 June) Hand Cuff Me Too, Phi Delta Kappan, 87(10) 745-747. Burgard, M (2007, April 2) Into School, Out of Control:Nowadays Even the Youngest Students Turn to Violence, Hartford Courant, April 12, 2007 Bruehl emphasizes the importance of engaging a child's interest, focusing on fun and not forcing the timetable and activity but allowing the child to learn at their own pace and as interest dictates during early childhood.
Mariah Bruehl is an early childhood education expert who had a dream to start her own school using her ideas about how children learn and keeping the natural joy and playfulness in their education. The opportunity to help start a new school came to her that would provide children a world-class education and all that was necessary for a successful life. She was surrounded with brilliant teachers and educators creating an early childhood and elementary school that was one of the most innovative in the country.Read more ›
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I have so many early learning books, and this is by far the best one. It covers everything from how to think about education in the early years to how to create space for your kids... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jessica Peyralans
Love this book! Have used many ideas for home schooling my 5 year old sonPublished 18 months ago by Sarah C.
A very good book! I couldn't finished yet. But I recommend. Beautiful, too! Good quality, great ideas.Published on August 22, 2014 by Vanessa