Weekly Trip to the Library

Playwise: 365 Activities for Building Character, Conscience, and Emotional Intelligence in Children
By Denise Chapman Weston and Mark S. Weston
Published by Penguin Group. August 1996.

Children learn by playing. Playwise describes fun activities to play with children to help them develop confidence, caring, and sense of honor they’ll need to make their way in a the world.

Playwise offers a wealth of creative and entertaining activities to help instill basic virtues and emotional intelligence in children. Whether you’re parent or caregiver this book has hundreds of games and projects you can do with children to lay the foundation of self-worth upon which character and integrity are built.

In the tradition of Playful Parenting, this book uses proven techniques based on the psychological principle that children learn best through play.

The activities focus both on elements of character-building such as unconditional love and acceptance, stability, and good role-modeling, and on developing character skills such as personal potential, moral awareness, and resourcefulness.

If you live with, work with, or care about children, this book is your one-stop source of playful ways to imbue them with a steadfast sense of right and wrong.

We quote this book in Best Nanny Newsletter and on the blog often. In just the past two weeks we quoted the book when we discussed teaching children to respect material possessions here. We also recently posted their chart of age-appropriate respect here.

We highly recommend this book to be a part of nanny and au pair libraries.

If you have a book you would like reviewed please contact stephanie @ bestnannynewsletter.com. Stop by next Saturday for another Weekly Trip to the Library.

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