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Einstein never used flashcards....

Recently I picked up 2 books from the library & am really starting to rethink the way we teach our children. Im curious to know who has read these 2 books & what your opinion of them are?
Einstein Never used flashcards &
Into the Mind of Babes How Screen Time Affects Children age 1-5..

(if you have never read/heard of these books look them up, very interesting stuff! 2 books Id love every parent could read before birth!)


Asked by MommaTasha1003 at 8:55 PM on Aug. 20, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (7)
  • Try reading some John Taylor Gatto and John Holt as well for more innovative views of education.

    Answer by autodidact at 2:24 AM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I have never heard of these but I am going to look them up now... just the title makes me curious

    Answer by cat1622 at 8:58 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Sounds interesing, thanks for sharing!

    Answer by squish at 9:27 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • My DH has custody of his boys, they are 3 & 4, so far we're already planning on doing the pre-k, and K at home. But I've already raised 2 kids in the public school system. I was horrified once to discover that my (then) 15/16 yr old daughter had no clue whatsoever where Brazil was!! WTF are they teaching these days?
    What ever happens to be on that f-ing test that determines if they pass or not. No American History, no World English Lit,, very little art...not sure about Home Ec...I remember my Creative Writing class. The teacher I had not only helped me develop my love of writing...but kept me from dropping out of school, running away and probably killing myself when I got knocked up at 15!
    Sorry for the rant...I have an issue with public school systems. (could you tell? lmao)

    Answer by daisy521 at 9:51 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • I'm reading the Einstein one now and I love it! Highly recommend it to every parent.

    Answer by buzymamaof3 at 10:34 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • Dr David Elkind is a psychologist and did several books about child development and appropriate play and learning. They are older books but his points are still valid, maybe even moreso in this day of pushing kids to be the "best and the brightest"!

    Answer by jessa1091 at 12:59 AM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • i wonder why JT Gatto sounds so familiar!! I have to look him up, thanks autodidact

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 10:08 AM on Aug. 21, 2009