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Claudia Lewis shares with the reader the delightful and surprising ways in which her class of four and five-year-olds describe the world around them. They refreshingly bypass grown-up cliches with their own version of description: "Easy as drinking water," "fast as you see yourself in the mirror," "flat as a necktie." Although written in 1938, the reader can easily "hear" the same wondrous language in young children today.
Bank Street College of Education
children's language, word play, early childhood education
Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Methods | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Lewis, C. (2015). "Deep as a Giant" : An Experiment in Children's Language (1938). Bank Street College of Education. Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/thinkers/8