Laurie Hollman, PhD’s, new book, Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior, will be released Oct. 13. A Book Signing at the Book Revue in Huntington, Long Island, NY will be Friday, Oct.16 ,7 PM.Come meet other parents and enjoy the evening.
Six-Year Olds’ Free Play
The snapshot of a six-year-old is decidedly different from when he was four or five. Their attention spans have increased along with their self-control. They are excited about learning, very active, and wonderfully social and loveable.
While schools tend to focus on cognitive growth with structured activities, research shows that free play brings about cognitive changes at least as quickly if not even faster. There are countries outside of the U.S. that don’t begin to teach reading until age seven and those readers do just as well as their American counterparts.