Brownlee, Pennie, 1947-

The sacred urge to play : unfolding your child's intelligence, imagination, creativity and joy for life / Pennie Brownlee with Kimberley Crisp. - iv, 184 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 21 cm

"A guide book for parents and teachers of young children from 0-7"--Page 4 of cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 172-175) and index.

Neuroscientists have isolated three pivotal factors for "a complex brain to create itself" during the first seven years of life. The first factor is emotional nurture, that warm, empathetic relationship that grows into trust in human beings. Along with emotional nurture goes conversation; the child and adult enjoy each other's company, they enjoy talking together. The third factor is play and lots of it. The living and learning that happen through play offers each child their best chance for health, happiness, and success in education and living - both now and in the future. There is no hurry for 'school' learning. Study after study shows that leaving formal cognitively-based learning until after the brain has laid down the foundations required for abstract learning gives our children a 'head' start when it comes to higher learning"--

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Creative activities and seat work.
Child development.