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Psychologist/Author Lawrence Cohen Addresses Kindergarten Readiness at Falmouth Public Library

Dr. Lawrence Cohen, will present a talk entitled, “Get Ready for Kindergarten: PLAY!” on Saturday, March 31st, from 10-11:30 am, at the Falmouth Public Library’s Hermann Meeting Room.  He will speak about current research on the importance of imaginative and free play in developing confidence, creativity, self-regulation and other skills that prepare children for learning and success in school. 

Dr. Cohen, the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE ART OF ROUGHHOUSING, is a licensed psychologist specializing in children’s play and play therapy. In addition to his private therapy practice, he is also a speaker and consultant to public and independent schools, and a teacher of parenting classes and classes for daycare teachers. Dr. Cohen is also the co-author, with Michael Thompson and Catherine O’Neill Grace, of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Friendship, Popularity and Social Cruelty in the Lives of Boys and Girls, and Mom, They’re Teasing Me: Helping Children Solve Social Problems. His regular column in Nick Jr. Magazine was the winner of the 2003 Golden Lamp award from Education Press, and he also answers parents’ questions online at NickJr.com. 

The event, sponsored by the Woods Hole Child Center and the Early Childhood Resource Center @ the Falmouth Public Library, is free and open to the public. The Woods Hole Child Center, established in 1943, is the oldest operating preschool in Falmouth, and the ECRC@FPL is a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education & Care.

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