Speaker Discusses Importance of Play
PASADENA, Calif. — David Elkind wants to play.
The Tufts University professor of child development will give a speech titled "The Disappearance of Play" at 7 p.m. on April 21, in Ramo Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology. Admission is free and is open to the general public. Elkind has written 13 books, including the upcoming No Time for Play: Growing Up Stressed Out, as well as The Hurried Child, All Grown Up and No Place to Go, and Miseducation. He is the author of more than 400 articles and book chapters, as well as several children's stories published in Jack and Jill magazine. In addition to appearing in academic texts and journals, his work has been published in Good Housekeeping and Boston Globe Magazine. He was profiled in People and Boston Magazine and is a contributing editor to Parents Magazine. He lectures throughout the United States, Canada, as well as and has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Morning News, 20/20, Donahue, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
The presentation is sponsored by the Child Educational Center, Caltech, and the Jet Propulsion Lab, and cosponsored by Bank of America, Chandler School, and Kidspace Children's Museum, in recognition of the National Association for the Education of Young Children's Week of the Young Child.
No tickets are required for the presentation, but attendees are advised to arrive early due to limited seating.
For more information, call the Caltech Ticket Office, (626) 395-4652.
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Written by Jill Perry