A PARENT'S GUIDE TO CHILDREN'S EDUCATION by Nancy Larrick

A PARENT'S GUIDE TO CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Further guidance-bringing up parents to bring up their children- has very little to add. This is partly because attitudes on child care today have stabilized at a moderate halfway point after the first Spock-marked generation; also because Miss Larrick has only synthesized and synchronized the accepted approaches. She indicates how children learn and can be helped to evaluate; discusses intelligence (its testing; the slow learner- or the gifted); creativity and the cultivation of curiosity and imagination by providing the right materials and opportunities; and then individual areas of learning. There are extensive bibliographical lists, from government and Child Study pamphlets on up to (or back to) Gesell, probably too extensive actually to be a selective guide for the uninformed for whom this book is best suited. The partially-read or well-read parent will find that Miss Larrick has little new, or little of her own, to say.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1963
Publisher: Simon & Schuster-Trident