Book you are your child’s first teacher, encouraging your child’s natural development from birth to age six – Rahima Baldwin Dancy
The book you are your child’s first teacher by Waldorf early childhood educator Rahima Baldwin Dancy was the first book in America to popularise the insights of Rudolf Steiner, founder of the Waldorf schools, regarding the developmental needs of young children.
The different stages of learning that children go through from birth to the age of six are explained in the book, 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 development 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 fulfil our important role as parents and first teachers.
The you are your child’s first teacher book is published by Ten Speed Press, Crown Publishing.
1 soft cover book, 141 pages.