To play or not to play...that is the question many parents face when deciding how their young child's time can most productively be used. In a society that increasingly prizes early achievement and accelerated academic performance, uninformed parents are often left vulnerable to adopting short-sighted tactics in an effort to assure success for their children.
In The Academics of Play, parenting strategist Tricia Ferrara tackles this tricky subject by giving parents fresh, realistic insights into the value of unstructured play while dispelling the myths that surround it. According to her, Play is one of the most under-utilized cutting-edge strategies for helping children discover a sense of self and mastery.
Learn how, through play, you can help your child cultivate the curiosity, passion, and resilience that will help him or her prepare to get through life, not just elementary school.
For more than a decade, Tricia Ferrara, M.A., Parenting Strategist and Family Therapist, has been helping individuals, couples and families navigate their lives with grace and truth. She considers parenting to be a journey through uncharted territory in an ever-accelerating world. She developed the Parenting in the 21st Century series of live presentations as a resource to which parents can refer again and again as they raise their children.
This audio includes a Bonus Section: In the Classroom with the Academics of Play, an interview with Pat Uttley, educator of 30 years. Download and start listening now!