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Author Christakis, Erika, author.

Title The importance of being little : what young children really need from grownups / Erika Christakis.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  LB 1140.35 P37 C47 2016    AVAILABLE
 Three Rivers PL - Minooka Adult Non Fiction - TMBB-2  372.21 CHR    AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 376 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary To a four-year-old watching bulldozers or chasing butterflies in a field, the world is awash with promise. Children come hardwired to learn in virtually any setting and about anything. Yet in today's preschools and kindergartens, learning has been reduced to scripted lessons and suspect metrics that undervalue children's intelligence while overtaxing their growing brains.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-364) and index.
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 -- 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 -- 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.
Subject Education, Preschool -- Parent participation.
Preschool children.
Education, Preschool -- Parent participation. (OCoLC)fst00903186
Parenting. (OCoLC)fst01053407
Preschool children. (OCoLC)fst01075582
Added Title What young children really need from grownups
ISBN 9780143129981 (paperback)
0143129988 (paperback)

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