Bad Guys Don't Have Birthdays
Fantasy Play at Four New edition
By (author) Vivian Gussin Paley
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Bad Guys Don't Have Birthdays by Vivian Gussin Paley
Book DescriptionBad guys are not allowed to have birthdays, pick blueberries, or disturb the baby. So say the four-year-olds who announce life's risks and dangers as they play out the school year in Vivian Paley's classroom. Their play is filled with warnings. They invent chaos in order to show that everything is under control. They portray fear to prove that it can be conquered. No theme is too large or too small for their intense scrutiny. Fantasy play is their ever dependable pathway to knowledge and certainty. " It ...takes a special teacher to value the young child's communications sufficiently, enter into a meaningful dialogue with the youngster, and thereby stimulate more productivity without overwhelming the child with her own ideas. Vivian Paley is such a teacher."--Maria W. Piers, in the American Journal of Education "[Mrs. Paley's books] should be required reading wherever children are growing. Mrs. Paley does not presume to understand preschool children, or to theorize. Her strength lies equally in knowing that she does not know and in trying to learn. When she cannot help children--because she can neither anticipate nor follow their thinking--she strives not to hinder them. She avoids the arrogance of adult to small child; of teacher to student; or writer to reader."--Penelope Leach, author of Your Baby & Child in the New York Times Book Review
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226644967
(203mm x 134mm x 10mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Vivian Gussin Paley
Boy on the Beach, Paperback (June 2014)
What can the richly imagined, impressively adaptable fantasy world of children tell us about childhood, development, education, and even life itself? This book explores the imagery, language, and lore of young children, asking the questions they ask of themselves.
Boys and Girls, Paperback (May 2014)
In Boys and Girls, the author took readers inside a kindergarten classroom to show them how boys and girls play. In this edition, the author goes deeper into the mystery of play as she follows a group of children through the kindergarten year.
Child's Work, Paperback (June 2005)View all books by Vivian Gussin Paley
In A Child's Work, innovative and widely respected educator Vivian Gussin Paley offers a manifesto against the decline of children's creative time, making the case for the critical role of fantasy play in the psychological, intellectual, and social development of young children.
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