The Sacred Urge to Play - Signed - Made in NZ

Pennie Brownlee Code: PB01

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The Sacred Urge to Play: Unfolding your child's intelligence, imagination, creativity and joy for life.

A guide book to play for parents and teachers of young children from 0-7 years. Within the pages of this book you’ll find all you need to make play central in the lives of your own children and/or in the lives of the children you teach.

Neuroscientists have isolated three pivotal factors for “a complex brain to create itself” during the first seven years of life. The first factor isemotional nurture, that warm, empathetic relationship that grows into trust in human beings. Along with emotional nurture goes conversation; the child and adult enjoy each other’s company, they enjoy talking together. The third factor is play and lots of it.  

​The living and learning that happen through play offers each child their best chance for health, happiness, and success in education and living - both now and in the future. There is no hurry for ‘school’ learning. Study after study shows that leaving formal cognitively-based learning until after the brain has laid down the foundations required for abstract learning gives our children a ‘head’ start.

Soft cover, 192 pages, 210mm X 163mm
Published in 2016 by Good Egg Books, Thames, New Zealand 

Signed by Pennie Brownlee!

About Pennie Brownlee
Pennie is the mother of one, grandmother of two, and she began her primary school teaching career way back in 1967.
Her early childhood experience began with motherhood, and it grew when their daughter Clare and her attending Thames-Parawai Playcentre in 1975.They both loved it so much and it was there Pennie had the time and space to observe what happens when children play and learn.

After five years of observing many children's creativity unfolding, she wrote "Magic Places: An Adults' Guide to Young Children's Creativity".
In 2004, 2006, 2013 & 2014 Pennie attended Summer Schools at the Emmi Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary. There her eyes were opened to what respect really looks like with infants, toddlers and young children. Wanting to share the information that so inspired her, she wrote "Dance With Me in the Heart: An Adults' Guide to Great Infant-Parent Partnerships".

Pennie has been facilitating workshops for parents and teachers, and parent classes and retreats throughout New Zealand. She is an absolutely lovely lady, truly inspirational. Get a copy of one of her books and find out more.
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