• Einstein Never Used Flash Cards

  • How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less
  • By: Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Golinkoff
  • Narrated by: Eliza Foss
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-23-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (52 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

If you’re expecting or raising a child you’re probably aware of the overabundance of writing on child rearing. Eliza Foss gives the baby-speak of Kathy Hirsch-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff’s well-researched discourse a down-to-earth feel; even skirting with sarcasm aimed at the baby education industry. Yet this audiobook, itself an addition to the genre, never feels tongue in cheek. The real message here is a return to commonsense parenting. Hirsch-Pasek and Golinkoff favor an intuitive play-based attitude when it comes to parenting rather than an overanalyzed, over-planned, and overly adult approach to childcare which many similar books espouse. And the authors, a professor and a psychologist in the field, say current research backs up their fun and rational approach.
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Publisher's Summary

Play Is Back
Reassuring to parents and educators, Einstein Never Used Flash Cards shows why - and how - to step away from the cult of achievement and toward a more nurturing home life full of imaginative play and love of learning.
Here's the message that stressed-out parents are craving to hear: It's okay to play!
In fact, it's more than just okay - it's better than drilling academics. After decades of research, scientists and child development experts have come to a clear conclusion: Play is the best way for our children to learn. Children who are prematurely pushed into regimented academic instruction display less creativity and enthusiasm for learning than their peers. Children who memorize isolated facts early in life show no better long-term retention than their peers. Children who learn through play also develop social and emotional skills, which are critical for long-term success.
Somewhere along the line, we've gotten off track by stressing academic products and programs to our preschoolers. Thankfully, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff have a simple remedy for our children that is based on overwhelming scientific evidence from their own studies and the collective research results of child development experts.
Einstein Never Used Flash Cards goes beyond debunking the myths spread by the accelerated-learning industry. Parents and educators will find a practical guide to introducing complex concepts through smart, simple, and loving play.
For every key area of a child's development (speech, reading, math, social skills, self-awareness, and intelligence), you'll understand how a child's mind actually learns. Then you'll discover exercises (40 in all) that will showcase emerging skills and leave your child smiling today - and prepared for tomorrow.
©2003 Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Gregory on 05-31-14

Important premise but way too long

I've listened to a lot of parenting books for young children. And while I completely agree with the premise of this book, I found that it was way too long and filled with self-promotion. And while they certainly made an effort to mention studies, I still felt that more of the book was pontification rather than a presentation of research.

The narration was great

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By yvonnenron on 05-10-17

Child learning

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Best audio book I have purchased! I needed to read this for a college class and this was the best way for me to accomplish the task with my busy schedule. I LOVE THIS BOOK

What was one of the most memorable moments of Einstein Never Used Flash Cards?

Different perspectives and
Theories explained
Easy to understand and envision

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