Jeff A. Johnson spent twenty-five years as a child care provider in center- and home-based programs. He now works full time as an author, keynote speaker, podcaster, toymaker, and early learning advocate. He is the author or coauthor of six other Redleaf Press books.
Denita Dinger has been a child care provider for more than fifteen years and operates a family child care program. For the last five years, she has been a frequent keynote speaker at early childhood conferences, focusing on the topics of hands-on learning and learning through play.
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About the Author
Jeff A. Johnson: Jeff A. Johnson has twenty years of child care experience with children of all ages in a variety of programs. He operates a family child care program and presents keynote speeches and trainings at conferences both nationally and internationally. Jeff is the author of five other Redleaf Press books.
Table of ContentsPart I: “I Need To Play”
Chapter 1: Rushing Childhood
Chapter 2: Defining an (un)Curriculum
Chapter 3: Addressing Big-Picture Issues
Part II: Letting Kids Lead
Chapter 4: (un)Planning
Chapter 5: Trusting Kids to Lead
Chapter 6: Building Strong Emotional Environments
Chapter 7: Creating Engaging Physical Environments
Chapter 8: Awesome Activity Ideas
Chapter 8.5: Learning Experience Ideas
Chapter 9: Tests, Evaluations, and Assessments…Oh My!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved the book so much I bought 3 more of his books. It is for anyone who is tired of pushing preschoolers academics and inspires you to let them learn how they learn best--through play!
It is the worst book ever