Best Selling Author, Erika Christakis Visits Applewild
Early childhood expert and NYT Best Selling Author, Erika Christakis visited Applewild recently to sign copies of her book, The Importance of Being Little; What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups. An expert in early childhood education, Ms. Christakis believes preschoolers need time to play. With much emphasis placed on getting small children ready to take on standardized testing, play in school has become a lost ideal for many schools and children. Ms. Christakis explores the outcomes of lost play time for preschoolers.
At Applewild, our students are outside everyday in all weather, exploring, creating, and getting dirty! Play time is as valued at Applewild as learning to become readers and writers.