MOST RECENT ARTICLES
Sorry, Mom and Dad, Toys Cannot Supercharge Your Baby by Erik Vance, Scientific American, June 1. 2018.
Stop Humiliating Teachers by David Denby, Feb. 11, 2017, The New Yorker
How to Pick a Preschool in Less Than an Hour by David L. Kirp, Feb. 4, 2017.
Put Away Those Smart Phones by Dr. William Crain for The East Hampton Star, Jan. 5, 2017.
A Lesson for Preschools: When It's Done Right, The Benefits Last. by Elissa Nadworthy for NPREd: How Learning Happens, Nov. 17, 2016.
What Has Happened to Play? An Alarming Effect of Academic Mandates in Early Childhood Settings by Diane Levin for Community Playthings, September, 2016.
Our Misguided Effort to Close the Achievement Gap is creating a New Inequality: The "Play" Gap by Nancy Carlsson-Paige for The Answer Sheet for The Washington Post, August 23, 2016. Also included in Diane Ravitch's blog as Nancy Carlsson-Paige: The Error of Killing Play in Kindergarten, August 24, 2016.
Learning to Count to 14 the Common Core Way and the Developmentally Appropriate Way – What is the Difference? Why Does it Matter? by Diane E. Levin and Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, Child Care Information Exchange, January-February, 2016.
The New Preschool is Crushing Kids by Erika Christakis, The Atlantic, January-February, 2016.
Here’s Why Preschool Suspensions Are Harmful by Denisha Jones and Diane Levin, Education Week, January 24, 2016.
Changing Times, Changing Play – What Does it Matter? by Diane Levin, Child Care Exchange, September/October 2012.
Compassion Deficit Disorder: What Causes It? What Can We Do About It? by Diane Levin, Community Playthings, March, 2016.
The Crisis in Early Education: A Research-Based Case of More Play and Less Pressure by Joan Almon and Ed Miller, Alliance for Childhood, November, 2011. (Alliance for Childhood states: “This four-page article succinctly makes the case for play-based education.”)
The Decline of Play and the Rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents by Peter Gray, American Journal of Play, volume 3, number 4. © 2011 by The Strong. (a pdf)
Education Reform is Malpractice by Steve Nelson, Huffington Post, July 22, 2015.
ECA EYF Unhurried Pathways by Early Childhood Action. This is a free pdf version of the report published in Winchester, England in October 2012.
How Ed Policy is Hurting Early Childhood Education by Geralyn Bywater McLaughlin, Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Diane Levin for The Answer Sheet for The Washington Post, May 26, 2012.
Let The Children Play: Nature’s Answer to Early Learning by Jane Hewes, PhD, Chair of the Early Childhood Education Program,Grant MacEwan College Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (pdf version).
Let the Kids Learn Through Play by David Kohn, New York Times, May 17, 2015
New York’s Common Core Pre-K Standards: They’re Not Kidding Around by Susan Ohanian, 2012.
The Serious Need for Play, by Melinda Wenner for Scientific American Mind, February/March 2009.
Standards of Experience by Dr. Lilian Katz, Collage Magazine, May, 2010.
A Tough Critique of Common Core on Early Childhood Education, by Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Edward Miller, for The Answer Sheet at the Washington Post, Jan. 29, 2013.
Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School by Alison Gopnik, Slate, March 16, 2011.