Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Falling short of the mark

I recently checked out Taking Back Childhood by Nancy Carlsson-Paige. The book outlines how the media is taking away childhood. She explains how it effects play and cognitive develoment. The book is very well written. She avoids the textbook trap, which some scholars fall into.

Having said that, I couldn't finish the book. I agree with much of what she says, but it just made me feel like a bad parent for falling short of the mark. It wasn't her goal, but there you have it. However that doesn't mean that other readers wouldn't find the book to be great.


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