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The Resource The importance of being little, Erika Christakis, (sound recording)

The importance of being little, Erika Christakis, (sound recording)

Label
The importance of being little
Title
The importance of being little
Statement of responsibility
Erika Christakis
Title variation
what preschoolers really need from grownups
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage parents to rethink how and where young children learn best Parents of young children today are in crisis: Pick the "wrong" preschool and your child won't get into the "right" college. But our fears are misplaced, according to Yale early childhood expert Erika Christakis. Children are hardwired to learn in any setting, but they punch below their weight when "learning" is defined by strict lessons and dodgy metrics that devalue a child's intelligence while placing unfit requirements on the developing brain; we have confused schooling with learning. The race for good outcomes has blinded us to how young children actually process the world, acquire skills, and grow, says Christakis, who powerfully defends the preschool years as a life stage of inherent value and not merely as preparation for a demanding or uncertain future. This grounded, sensible book offers a ray of light in a dim and frantic world -- with the message that before we can teach our youngest children, we must better understand them. In The importance of being little, Christakis explores what it's like to be a young child in America today, in a world designed by and for adults. With school-testing mandates run amok, playfulness squeezed, and young children increasingly pathologized for old-fashioned behaviors like daydreaming and clumsiness, it's easy to miss the essential importance of being a young child. She provides meaningful solutions through a forensic analysis of today's whole system of early learning, from pedagogy and science to policy and politics"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christakis, Erika
Dewey number
372.21
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Teri Schnaubelt
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schnaubelt, Teri
  • Brilliance Audio (Firm)
Series statement
Brilliance Audio on compact disc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Education, Preschool
Label
The importance of being little, Erika Christakis, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781511357890
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • lbw00802727
  • 818072
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The importance of being little, Erika Christakis, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781511357890
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • lbw00802727
  • 818072
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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