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Book Review

A Mandate for Playful Learning in the Preschool: Presenting the Evidence

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E. Berk, and Dorothy G. Singer
New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Bibliography, index. 144 pp. $19.95 paper. ISBN: 9780195382716

by Karen VanderVen

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A Mandate for Playful Learning in the Preschool: Presenting the Evidence offers strong new ammunition desperately needed to halt the forces that devalue play. However, do not look for charming little vignettes that illustrate engaging play scenes. They are not here. Rather, the fact that this book gets right to the points that it so compellingly makes may, in itself, attract busy readers as well as give believers resource material for framing their own approaches.