Crisis in the Kindergarten: Why Children Need to Play in School
As academics and standardized testing are crowding early childhood education, social and technological trends are also undermining creative play.
The withering of imagination in childhood is a looming catastrophe with consequences as profound as global climate change, but much less widely recognized. The very attributes we most want to nurture in our children--creativity, initiative, collaboration, problem-solving, courage--are best developed through imaginative play. We must change course now to restore child-initiated play and learning to our schools and communities.
71 pages, perfect-bound.
|Authors:||Edward Miller and Joan Almon|
|Publisher:||The Alliance for Childhood|