Daily Archives: November 16, 2009

Book em’, Guru: 4 Picks for Playful Readers

CoffeeAll that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been — it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books.
~ Thomas Carlyle

I’ve shared books from my shelf before. Well, it’s that time again, so pour yourself a “cuppa,”
and curl up with a good book.

There is so much fantastic work going on in the arena of play theory, developmental psychology, and beyond. I would love to hear what you are reading, too.

4 Picks from The Guru…

  • Playful Parenting by Dr. Larry Cohen: I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Cohen about a year ago for another website. He is not only a child psychology expert and author, but works with parents, schools, and after school programs around behavior issues and raising confident children. His book has a lot of practical tips and great insights for parents.
  • Plants for Play by Robin Moore: If you follow my site, you know I am a long time devotee of Robin Moore’s work. This book offers great information for people planning playspaces, or simply wanting to enhance their yards or community spaces to include plants just made for play.
  • Get Out! by Judy Molland: This fun and easy-to-read book offers parents, educators, and other caring adults 150 tips and ideas for kids to get back to nature and to be part of a greener future.
  • The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally from David Elkind: Author of The Hurried Child, David Elkind is a can’t-miss writer for parents and anyone interested in child development and education. Elkind’s statement that “Play is being silenced,” is a cry that should resonate with Grass Stain Guru readers.

OK, that should be more than enough to keep you busy. ;-)

I wish you all happy reading! Find a comfy lounge chair (or a hammock if it is warm enough where you live!) and enjoy yourselves.

See ya outside! ~ The Grass Satin Guru

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