Product Review of Playful Learning
Playful Learning uses unforgettable lessons to help parents and educators form habits of heart and mind. The lessons are specially designed by educational experts to meet kids’s academic, social, and emotional needs. It based on the fact that kids have an innate desire to ask questions and impact the world around them positively. Kids are blank pages, defined by their experiences and under the right circumstances, they take full advantage of the learning opportunities they encounter. Playful Learning provides the right circumstances and learning opportunities.
What Users Love About the App
“A unique resource, this book offers lots of creative ideas for playful learning. Thoughts on creating spaces for learning in your home, ideas for mini-lessons on many topics, and more.
A useful and fun to read help for anyone wanting to spend time with their children in educational pursuits.”
“This book is a must-have for parents and educators. It is rich in content that makes an excellent resource for years to come. It is extremely well researched and conclusions are practical approaches to pedagogy for children. It is a welcome addition to my library.”
“This is the only parenting book I purchased in a mad drive to figure out how to entertain/educate my kids, and this is the only one I don’t feel foolish purchasing. The book is well-organized and easy to understand, with lots of good, realistic ideas on how to slowly gather materials to stimulate reading, writing, and art.”
“My kids particularly love writing with the materials suggested in this book, and the ideas to stimulate writing have really worked well. I highly recommend this one – I’ve been re-reading it over the past 4 years – great suggestions for kids 3 years to at least 8 years of age.”
“I have so many early learning books, and this is by far the best one. It covers everything from how to think about education in the early years to how to create space for your kids to explore and create, to so many meaningful activities and experiences for your kids in many different “subjects” like science, math, art, literacy, etc.”
What Users Dislike About the App
“Oddly enough, I felt the book wasn’t “playful” enough (or at all) for its intended reader. It also did not include much of anything that any educated parents wouldn’t have already tried. That said there are a lot of good ideas included in this book; it is just not very innovative or energizing!”
“Not at all impressed with this book. I worked in education before having children and there were no new ideas in this book that we hadn’t already been implementing with children for years. Very disappointed overall, don’t waste your money. Talk to your local preschool teacher and they will most likely give you the same ideas (for free).”
“The ideas in this book are very good and it’s all very clearly laid out and very easy to dip in and out for inspiration. However, it does assume that you have about 58 spare rooms in your house which I found very annoying.”
“Even though I tried to get an idea of the contents by ‘look inside’ before purchasing I have been totally misled. When I saw the actual book’s contents only I realized it was a TOTAL waste of money.”
“After reading the book, I was left wondering with what purpose it was written. The author mentions that following a child’s interest is optimal and then goes on about how to insert one’s own agenda into their child’s interests. She hits briefly on multiple topics without fully developing any of them, skipping from organization to various educational subjects, to playing a poor psychologist.”