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Smart Play Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High Pq [Paperback]

Stevanne Auerbach
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28 July 2006
We've all heard of IQ but do you know your child's PQ or Play Quotient? A child's ability to play does more than provide for fund and diversion; it is critical for his or her emotion and intellectual growth, an teaches everything from social skills to analytical thinking. For the developing mind of a child, learning to play is paramount--but is your child getting the most out of playtime? Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., more affectionately known as Dr. Toy has dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play and gives you specific advice on which toys to buy and what kind of games to play to emplower your child's overall development. You'll learn: How to become your child's play Tutor How play can strengthen maturity levels and confidence The pros, cons, and facts of gender specific toys Guideance for the gifted and special-needs child Plus practical advice on Evaluatin a toy's safety, learn which toy manufacturers Dr. Toy recommends Craft supplies you should always have on hand Dr Toy's 100 Best Children's Products And many more invaluable ways to make playtime a growing experience!

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Institute for Childhood Resources (28 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978554000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978554002
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,100,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great book for parents and childcare professionals alike!
We have recommended this book to many of the nurseries, pre-schools and childminders that we work with as a Toy supplier.
Great for helping parents to realise that play is not really just a leisure pursuit for kids - it's the best way for them to learn and thrive in a society that considers having fun might lead to boisterous children - more likely it will lead to creativity and a superb imagination! Highly recommended - also worth a good look is : FAO Schwarz Toys for a Lifetime: Enchancing Childhood Through Play
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Play is the work of the young. Through play, children grow -- physically, emotionally and cognitively. "Dr. Toy," Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D., helps readers to find the toys and playthings that will best advance this growth. This comprehensive book demonstrates a deep understanding of the different needs children have at every phase of their development and provides specific guidelines for choosing toys, computer software, musical instruments and a host of other items children can play with.
Sally Wendkos Olds, coauthor, "A Child's World: Infancy through Adolescence" and "The Complete Book of Breastfeeding."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for the parents of small children 22 Mar 1999
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Dr. Toy looks at the whole picture, from birth on. Her ideas are wonderfully refreshing. I especially found her frequent checklists helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Put this one next to Dr. Spock! 10 Mar 1999
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"Dr. Toy's Smart Play" is the best tool out there for parents, grandparents, teachers and anyone else who wants to know the role of toys and play in childhood development. It's a quick and entertaining read, packed full of valuable information and ideas. I've quoted from it in Baby Magazine and Parenting, and I won't hesitate to use it again when I write another article about children and their toys. My only regret is this book wasn't around when my kids were young. **** JJ Despain, journalist
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic 6 Dec 1998
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I'm the daughter of Dr. Toy. After reviewing "Smart Play", I discovered how I can help my son to play Smart. I learned a lot and every parent will too.
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