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Let the Children Play

Audiobook
Nonfiction: Education
Unabridged   11.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/06/2019

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Let the Children Play

How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684573103
Digital Download ISBN:9781684573110

Summary

In Let the Children Play, Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and scholar, and Fulbright Scholar William Doyle make the case for helping schools and children thrive by unleashing the power of play and giving more physical and intellectual play to all schoolchildren.

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Play is how children explore, discover, fail, succeed, socialize, and flourish. It is a fundamental element of the human condition. It's the key to giving schoolchildren skills they need to succeed—skills like creativity, innovation, teamwork, focus, resilience, expressiveness, empathy, concentration, and executive function. Expert organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control agree that play and physical activity are critical foundations of childhood, academics, and future skills—yet politicians are destroying play in childhood education and replacing it with standardization, stress, and forcible physical restraint, which are damaging to learning and corrosive to society.

But this is not the case for hundreds of thousands of lucky children who are enjoying the power of play in schools in China, Texas, Oklahoma, Long Island, Scotland, and in the entire nation of Finland. In Let the Children Play, Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish educator and scholar, and Fulbright Scholar William Doyle make the case for helping schools and children thrive by unleashing the power of play and giving more physical and intellectual play to all schoolchildren.

Author Bio

Pasi Sahlberg is Professor of Education Policy at the Gonski Institute for Education at the University of New South Wales. His work on learning through play has brought him the 2013 Grawemeyer Award, the 2014 Robert Owen Award, and the 2016 Lego Prize. William Doyle is a New York Times bestselling author and a TV producer for networks including HBO, the History Channel, and PBS. Since 2015 he has served as Fulbright Scholar, Scholar in Residence, and Lecturer on Media and Education at University of Eastern Finland.