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The Importance of Being Little

What Preschoolers Really Need From Grown-Ups

By Erika Christakis
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The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need From Grown-Ups by Erika Christakis

The Importance of Being LIttle (2016) is all about the powerful and curious minds of children, and the way our current preschool educational standards of testing and standardized worksheets limit their natural skills. These blinks explain why a focus on the personal development of each child is a much better strategy.

  • Parents curious about alternatives to the current American preschool system
  • Anyone interested in early childhood development and education

Erika Christakis is a parent and a teacher who, in addition to teaching preschool, has experience in the public health sector. She currently works in the field of child development and education policy at the Yale University Child Study Center.

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