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

4/5 by 93 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

Sarah Demotte

OMG I love this book there is really no words to describe the way I feel about this book

Christopher Thompson

Good book this is my3 time read it love

Craig Peltier

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

300x250

Recent Books

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...
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...
For Labor, Race, and Liberty
For Labor, Race, and Liberty
Bruce L. Mouser
More than one hundred years before Barack Obama, George Edwin Taylor made presidential history. Born in the antebellum South to a slave and a freed...
Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition
Dostoevsky and the Christian Tradition
George Pattison
Dostoevsky is one of Russia's greatest novelists and a major influence in modern debates about religion, both in Russia and the West. This collection...
The Women of Hammer Horror
The Women of Hammer Horror
Robert Michael “Bobb” Cotter
The Hammer studio is best known for its horror film output from the mid–1950s through the 1970s. This book provides facts about the hundreds of...