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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Playful Learning


Title:         Playful Learning
SubTitle:   Develop Your Child's Sense of Joy and Wonder
Publisher:  Shambhala
Imprint:     Trumpeter
Pub Date:  08/09/2011
ISBN:        9781590308196

This book offers fun and engaging learning-based activities for children ages 4 to 8. The subjects covered in this book including reading, writing, math, science, art, music, multiculturalism, and social and emotional development. Through the hands-on projects, parents can engage their children in the fun and creative ways. At the same time, it creates good bonding time for the parents with their children. Each subject area is introduced with an overview of children stages of development, helping parents to understand how their child learns and how they can help. The activities are easy, for example clip counting (putting clips on the cards, count the clips together) , cloud gazing (watching the huge clouds gracefully dance across the sky, evokes an awesome sense of wonder), the life cycle of a seed (watching a simple bean seed sprout).For each project or activity, materials needed are clearly stated, objective and the process are well explained, a More to Explore section and Books to Inspire to further enhance the learning process.

There are 7 subjects covered in this book: -
  1. Nurturing young authors
  2. The joy of reading
  3. Mathematicians at work
  4. Scientific investigations
  5. Exploration of art and artists 
  6. Glowing globally
  7. Raising the citizen of tomorrow

The book also include advice for engaging in the learning process with one's children and building a culture within the family that celebrates learning, information on teaching methods and learning models, and creating a space conducive to learning.


Note: I receive the ARC of this book from the publisher via Net Gallery.

1 comment:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Chee Yee, nothing like starting kids when young. Get them interested in books, and you'll have a curious kid that will do well in life.
Wishing youand family all the very best of the Rabbit year....Kong hei fatt choy, Lee.