Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

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Oxford University Press, Aug 24, 2006 - Psychology - 288 pages
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In Play=Learning, top experts in child development and learning contend that in over-emphasizing academic achievement, our culture has forgotten about the importance of play for children's development.
 

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Contents

A Challenge for Parents and Educators
3
Part I Challenges to Play
13
Part II School ReadinessSchool Standards
55
Part III Media and Computers
167
Part IV Play With Dysfunctional Children
207
Index
263
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Dorothy G. Singer, is retired Senior Research Scientist, Department of Psychology, Yale University. Dr. Singer is also Co-Director, with Jerome L. Singer, of the Yale University Family Television Research and Consultation Center affiliated with the Zigler Center for Child Development and Public Policy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Her research and publications are in the area of early childhood development, television effects on youth, and parent training in imaginative play. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2006, and in 2009, the Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Media Psychology from the American Psychological Association.

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