GROWING UP WITH SCIENCE by Marianne Besser

GROWING UP WITH SCIENCE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a truly instructive volume in the area of cultivating and developing a recognizable scientific spark in the young. It is a successful guide not only by virtue of the very valuable biographical material presented concerning the early guidance and inspiration of some of our great scientists, but also because of the interviews conducted with the parents of many of the recent winners of Westinghouse's Science Talent Search, who tell succinctly how they guided their talented ones. All the practical parental advice is here: what to look for, what attitudes, standards to have, what books to buy, the many ways to encourage different interests. The emphasis is on how to make a child aware that science is part of daily life ""by exposing him or her to as much of the natural world as possible"". Starting with the six month old on up through the teen-ager, there are interesting examples, case histories and insights into how to guide the gifted child. Excellent for parents, teachers, and guidance counsellors, it is better integrated, better written, and better reading than Weinlander's Your Child In A Scientific World (Doubleday), and ought to be recommended by librarians and booksellers when inquiry about early science training is made.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill