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You Are Your Child's First Teacher : Encouraging Your Child's Natural Development from Birth to Age Six
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You Are Your Child’s First Teacher was the first book in America to popularize the insights of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf schools, regarding the developmental needs of young children. This revised and updated edition offers new ways for parents and educators to enrich the lives of children from birth to age six.Some of the most important learning years happen before your child reaches school. In You Are Your Child’s First Teacher, respected Waldorf educator Rahima Baldwin Dancy explains the different stages of learning that children go through from birth to age six, giving you the wisdom and understanding to enrich your child’s natural development in the right way at the right time. Today’s society often pressures us into overstimulating young children with flashcards, workbooks, videos, and electronic gadgets in a well-meaning attempt to give them a head start. But children are not little adults—they learn and grow in radically different ways at different ages, and what we do to help could actually hurt instead.A trusted classic for over twenty years, this newly revised edition contains updated resources and additional information on discipline, early childhood programs, toilet training, using home life as curriculum, and more. From language and cognitive develop-ment to appropriate toys and nourishing your child’s artistic abilities, Dancy speaks up for a rational approach to child-rearing, one that helps children be children while we fulfill our important role as parents and first teachers.
You Are Your Child's First Teacher was the first book in America to popularize the insights of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf schools, regarding the developmental needs of young children. This revised and updated edition offers new ways for parents and educators to enrich the lives of children from birth to age six.Since this book first appeared, the complexity and stressfulness of life for young children has increased, and parents are bombarded by contradictions when seeking advice on raising children. You Are Your Child's First Teacher is not just another set of child-rearing rules, but a new way of understanding child development?body, mind, emotions, and spirit?that equips parents to make their own decisions based on cognitive and intuitive knowledge and to raise a well-rounded child.
Number of Pages: 322
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Family Law / Children, Education, Parenting / General
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Rahima Baldwin Dancy
Street Date: August 14, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-5388