A Booklet written by Dr. Michael K. Meyerhoff
Book Review submitted by Jan Boner
ECMMA Editorial Chair
Don’t underestimate the power of play as well as the booklet “The Power of Play: A Discussion About Early Childhood Education with Dr. Michael K. Meyerhoff.” This fourteen page publication is unassuming in its small and simple appearance, yet the contents are thought-provoking and revolutionary in today’s culture.
Dr. Meyerhoff challenges parents and educators to rethink the current trend of heavy academic emphasis for the young child. He encourages them to recognize the power of play for the most advantageous educational development during the early years. Through developmentally appropriate play, preschoolers gain the most important skill – learning how to learn. His stand is based on research analyzing data to deduce that the achievement of learning to learn through developmentally appropriate play was…