Sold as a trilogy, these books offer adults working with children informative, insightful and helpful reading on Partnerships, Creativity and Play.
The adults' guide to young children's creative art work
All children are born creative. Our task is to ensure they stay that way.
This little book has all the information and inspiration adults need to make sure that every child in their care retains their creativity. It addresses the question people have about what art activities are suitable for the child under three when children's consciousness is a world away from our own creative consciousness.
Written for parents and teachers of children up to 11 years, this book covers the four stages of creativity with guidelines for adults to support each stage, the creative development of children under seven and practical tips on setting up a 'creativity heaven' for young children.
Soft cover, 120 pages, 210mm x 163mm. ISBN978-0-473-35500-5
Dance With Me in the Heart
The adults' guide to great infant-parent partnerships
Every baby arrives on this planet expecting partnership, and every child is genetically coded to be one half of that sacred first partnership.
Dance With Me in the Heart offers guidelines for parents and teachers in following their hearts. It is 'heart intelligence' that weaves warm, loving partnerships between adults and babies, and it is this first partnership that lays the blueprint for every other relationship to follow. We adults are the senior dance partner, and our babies are relying on us to get the steps of the Heart Dance right.
Soft cover, 128 pages, 210mm x 163mm. ISBN 978-0-473-36146-4
The Sacred Urge to Play
Unfolding your child's intelligence, imagination, creativity and joy for life
A guide book to play for parents and teachers of young children from 0-7
Neuroscientists have isolated three pivotal factors for “a complex brain to create itself” during the first seven years of life. The first factor is emotional nurture, that warm, empathetic relationship that grows into trust in human beings. Along with emotional nurture goes conversation; the child and adult enjoy each other’s company, they enjoy talking together. The third factor is play and lots of it.
The living and learning that happen through play offers each child their best chance for health, happiness, and success in education and living - both now and in the future. There is no hurry for ‘school’ learning. Study after study shows that leaving formal cognitively-based learning until after the brain has laid down the foundations required for abstract learning gives our children a ‘head’ start.
Soft cover, 192 pages, 210mm X 163mm. ISBN 978-0-473-37117-3
Magic Places, Dance with me in the Heart and The Sacred Urge to Play