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Starting with Character - by Cathy Waggoner & Martha Herndon (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 120

Genre: Education

Sub-Genre: Curricula

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Redleaf Press

Author: Cathy Waggoner & Martha Herndon

Language: English

Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 23999923
UPC: 9781605544472
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-8250


According to the authors, both educators, previous research proposed that young babies and toddlers were too egocentric to understand another person's perspective. However, new approaches appreciate the enormous capacity for learning that happens in these early years and argue that even the youngest ones have a significant ability for moral learning. -Waggoner and Herndon explore how character is shaped through children's interactions with others, particularly primary caregivers, and focus their activities on six qualities typically associated with a strong spirit: caring, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline. With a healthy acknowledgment of child-development stages and limitations, the authors present activities such as peekaboo and tummy time for babies, followed by games such as "pillow walking" and "feeding the monster" for toddlers and two-year-olds. An alphabetical list of the games accompanied by recommended reading concludes this absorbing and informative offering. VERDICT Recommended for early literacy collections.--Library Journal

This book gives parents and teachers of little ones the concrete EASY activities that they can start TODAY that will prepare children for tomorrow. It encourages caregivers to look beyond using short-term applied behavior methods and take a long-term view that creates future citizens of good character. I enjoyed the narration of the "case studies" that provided the reader with more interest. As a provider of early intervention services, I was happy to see that many of the activities can also be easily adapted to improve communication and social pragmatic skills in young children. Parents often ask me for tips on how to improve their child's behavior, but since I read this book I was able to better articulate the importance of instilling character and describe an activity that would allow them to work toward the goal of character and look "beyond behavior."--Rebecca Gray, CCC-SLP

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