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Children Draw is a concise, richly illustrated book, aimed at parents, teachers, and caretakers, that explores why children draw and the meaning and value of drawing for youngsters--from toddlers aged two to pre-adolescents aged twelve. Informed by psychology and practical teaching with children, it guides readers through the progressive stages and characteristics of drawing development as children grow and change mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and creatively. It offers parents tips about encouraging children to express their ideas visually, age-appropriate art materials, workspaces, and different media, as well as suggestions for making an art museum visit more meaningful--not to mention more fun--for both parents and kids. Packed with many delightful examples of children's art, Children Draw is an essential book for parents interested in their child's art activities.
What do you really know about how children learn? How helpful are different types of assessment and what do the results mean? Is homework necessary and how you can you encourage your child at home? Will ability groups and setting help your child achieve more? How do you choose the right school to suit your child? The government and the media have a lot to say about education, but what is the evidence behind these debates? This book walks you through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information. It covers topics including school choice, testing and assessment, homework and revision, primary- and secondary-specific topics, stress and mental health, and special needs. Most importantly it ensures you will be able to ask schools the right questions, interact positively with teachers and effectively support your child throughout their education.
This book is not a complete treatise on child-psychology, but deals with certain aspects of childhood that are of interest: play, imagination, language, fear, morality and discipline. The book is presented in a manner which should attract other readers than students of psychology, particularly parents and young teachers.
A comprehensive guide to a new way of working with out-of-home care of young children. Part One gives a picture of how the day nursery can emulate the archetypal home through an understanding of the fourfold human 'sheaths': the physical body, the etheric body, the soul, and the 'I'. Part Two goes into further detail about practical matters of managing and planning a kindergarten, including food, sleep, festivals, and more. It includes examples from the author's groundbreaking work at Awhina Day Nursery and Kindergarten in New Zealand, as well as charming photographs of the Awhina children.