Raising Lifelong Learners

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Here the nationally acclaimed educator who transformed the way our children learn to read and write in school shows us how to nurture our children’s imagination at home, from the earliest days of babytalk to the time when we see them off to school. Drawing upon her influential philosophy of active learning, as well as her personal experience as a parent, Calkins shows parents how to stimulate curiosity and spark creative thinking in children. Having an open and creative approach to conversations, chores, and ...

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Overview

Here the nationally acclaimed educator who transformed the way our children learn to read and write in school shows us how to nurture our children’s imagination at home, from the earliest days of babytalk to the time when we see them off to school. Drawing upon her influential philosophy of active learning, as well as her personal experience as a parent, Calkins shows parents how to stimulate curiosity and spark creative thinking in children. Having an open and creative approach to conversations, chores, and games can matter just as much as reading, writing, and math. And even in traditional skills like reading and writing, we need to encourage our children to read for meaning and write for expression, rather than focus only on mechanics like phonics and spelling.By giving parents new and imaginative techniques for educating children, and by providing them with an insider’s view of what goes on in the early grades, Raising Lifelong Learners creates the ultimate partnership in learning between home and school, parents and teachers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738200248
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/1998
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 327,654
  • Lexile: 1160L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Calkins is the author of the bestseller, The Art of Teaching Writing (250,000 copies sold). Professor of education and chair of the Department of Languages, Literature, and Social Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University, she is the founding director of the Teachers College Writing Project.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2000

    The Best Parenting Book Ever!

    I loved this book! It was very informative and gave great ideas on how to educate your child. This is a very well written book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 12, 2014

    Highly recommended for parents with elementary school children!

    I love how Lucy Calkins makes reference to her own children throughout the book. Her advice is sound and "Down to Earth". It has already made a positive difference in the way I'm mentoring my own children!
    The book is full of examples, drawn from all her years as an educator and it's bound to make an impact in the way our children learn their first lessons in life. I highly recommend it!

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