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Parent and Child Group Handbook, The

 
Title:      Parent and Child Group Handbook, The
Categories:      PreSchool, Birth to PreSchool, Play, Health, Early Childhood, Parenting, Nutrition, Festivals, Social Skills, Movement, Child Development, General Waldorf Education
BookID:      922
Authors:      Dot Male
ISBN-10(13):      9781903458464
Publisher:      Hawthorn Press
Publication date:      2006
Number of pages:      192
Language:      Not specified
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
Description:     

Regular contact with other families can be a vital lifeline for parents with young children – a chance to make friends, ask questions, learn new skills and gain confidence in their own abilities as a parent.

Rudolf Steiner’s insight into the spiritual, sensory and intellectual needs of early childhood has inspired a unique kind of parent and child group. Drawing on this approach, Dot Male’s book shows parents how they can join together with others to create a supportive family community.

Illustrated with case studies from around the world, her lively, accessible guide to running a thriving parent and child group expains how to:

  • Create a calm, harmonious space;
  • Use rhythm and ritual to structure a session;
  • Devise appropriate toys, crafts, games and outdoor play
  • Celebrate seasonal festivals and the cycle of the year
  • Fulfil key health, safety and legal requirements.

Written with the needs of busy parents in mind, The Parent and Child Group Handbook can be used as a quick read for inspiration and ideas or as a comprehensive reference. Each chapter includes an introductory overview, a summary of key points, and, for those who wish to explore the issues further, book lists and useful contacts.

Dot Male is a mother and Steiner Parent and Child group leader. She helped to set up the Lancaster Steiner Education initiative and runs courses for Parent and Child group leaders.
 
Avaiable from Steiner Books and Hawthorn Press (UK)

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