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Computers are useless. They only give you answers!-Pablo Picasso Imagine a world in which children are encouraged 10 parrot answers. to fill in Ihe blanks. and 10 nOI go beyond the facts. Imagine a world in which onc size fits all (as in today's educational standards), and no size fils any. Madeleine l'Englc (1962) describes just such II world in her… (More)
Three groups of preschoolers were exposed over two weeks to daily programs of Misterogers Neighborhood, Sesame Street, or a control series of nature and animal films. Specific hypotheses about the effects of program format upon recall of content and upon subsequent behavior were tested. The apparently more slow-paced format and other characteristics of… (More)
In the course of an experimental study of effects of television on imagination and emotion in nursery school children, interviews and questionnaire responses concerning viewing habits were obtained from 70 parents. Group consultations were initiated to help parents understand television's impact on children and to develop methods for controlling family… (More)
This study evaluates fantasy play training and perceptual-motor intervention methods which temporarily increased the imaginative behavior of severely emotionally-disturbed, hospitalized children. Increases in imaginative behavior were accompanied by positive changes in body image and by affective and social gains. Implications for further development and… (More)
(2006). Play=Learning: How play motivates and enhances children's cognitive and social-emotional growth. Computers are useless. They only give you answers Pablo Picasso Imagine a world in which children are encouraged to parrot answers, to fill in the blanks, and to not go beyond the facts. Imagine a world in which one size fits all (as in today's… (More)