Book Review: Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder by Mariah Bruehl

Playful LearningIn Playful Learning, Bruehl starts by addressing reasons parents should not leave education in the hands of schools.  “Schools play an important role in child’s development, but family will always be the guiding force in a child’s life,” Bruehl says.  When parents interact with their children through playful learning, parents are proactive in their children’s education and build relationships with their children.

Mariah Bruehl received her master’s degree in elementary education and spent time as a teacher and school director.  Now Bruehl is the owner of Playful Learning, a retail space and education center in Sag Harbor, New York.

This book provides descriptions of over fifty learning experiences in seven areas: writing, reading, math, science, art, growing globally, and raising the citizens of tomorrow.  Bruehl outlines what materials a playful learning space might include for a writing center, art area, science lab, and library.   She also provides ideas for displaying and saving a child’s work.

The activities include suggested books and websites for more information.   This book also contains a section of printables or check out the website Playful Learning for PDFs to download.  Interested in more, follow Bruehl’s Playful Learning on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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