Download The Design of Childhood Free Books - Read Books

Download The Design of Childhood Free Books

Status : AVAILABLE

Format : PDF,EPUB,DOCX,DOC,MOBI

Bloomsbury Publishing USA

English - book pages - ISBN-10: 1632866374 - ISBN-13: 9781632866370

5/5 by 106 votes

Subscribe NowFree

Get FREE 30 Days by Clicking The Button Below!

↓↓↓↓

Unlimited Books, All In One Place. FREE To Try For 30 Days. Subscribe To Read Or Download. Start Your FREE Month Now!


From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development.Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborhoods little ones engage with are just as important. These objects and spaces encode decades, even centuries of changing ideas about what makes for good child-rearing--and what does not. Do you choose wooden toys, or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are designed primarily for safety? How can the built environment help children cultivate self-reliance? In these debates, parents, educators, and kids themselves are often caught in the middle.Now, prominent design critic Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children's pint-size landscape. Her fascinating investigation shows how the seemingly innocuous universe of stuff affects kids' behavior, values, and health, often in subtle ways. And she reveals how years of decisions by toymakers, architects, and urban planners have helped--and hindered--American youngsters' journeys toward independence. Seen through Lange's eyes, everything from the sandbox to the street becomes vibrant with buried meaning. The Design of Childhood will change the way you view your children's world--and your own.

468x60

How it works:

    1. Register a FREE 1 month Trial Account.
    2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use).
    3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.

Reviews

Anonymous

Ethan Walker

Very good book...U will get to understand him so much better.

Zoey Johnson

Good book this is my3 time read it love

Kelly Walker

Enjoyed the whole book can't wait to read the whole series.

300x250

Recent Books

Dragons and Silk
Dragons and Silk
Teresa Coleman
Some of the finest silk embroideries were made for the Imperial Court in the Forbidden City, where a mandarin in a dragon robe carried the power of...
Chinese Society
Chinese Society
Peilin Li
There is growing interest in social transformation in contemporary China, with much work published on the subject. This book is different from other...
Food Photography & Lighting
Food Photography & Lighting
Teri Campbell
Creating mouth-watering food images requires more than just a love of food and access to a kitchen. With the popularity of food blogs and photography...
The Chisellers
The Chisellers
Brendan O'Carroll
The Chisellers is the second book in Brendan O’Carroll’s famous ‘Mrs Browne’ trilogy, the inspiration for the hugely successful TV...
Staging Dance
Staging Dance
Susan Cooper
Staging Dance is a practical handbook that covers all aspects of putting on a dance production. It highlights the current diversity of dance...
The Relevance of Canadian History
The Relevance of Canadian History
Robin W. Winks
In this concise and sharply focused study, the author draws upon his extensive background in Canadian and British colonial and imperial history, to...
Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1
Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1
Joe Kelly
The Webbed Wonder and the Merc with a Mouth are teaming up for their first series EVER! It's action, adventure and just a smattering of...
Wildlife Trafficking
Wildlife Trafficking
T. Wyatt
This book provides a unique, comprehensive exploration of the scale, scope, threats and drivers of wildlife trafficking. It also undertakes a...
Eigenständiges Sachenrecht?
Eigenständiges Sachenrecht?
Jens Thomas Füller
English summary: The 3rd book of the German Civil Code, the so-called 'Sachenrecht' (property law), is unique compared to other laws. It is founded...
Repotting Harry Potter: A Professor's Book-By-Book Guide for the Serious Re-Reader
Repotting Harry Potter: A Professor's Book-By-Book Guide for the Serious Re-Reader
James W. Thomas
A professor of literature for over thirty years, Dr. James W. Thomas takes us on a tour through the Potter books in order to enjoy them in different...