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The First Seven Years: Physiology of Childhood

Title:      The First Seven Years: Physiology of Childhood
Categories:      Birth to PreSchool
BookID:      287
Authors:      Edmond Schoorel
ISBN-10(13):      0945803680
Publisher:      Rudolf Steiner College Press
Publication date:      2004
Number of pages:      281
Language:      English
Rating:      0 
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A gold mine for every Waldorf teacher and parent.

This book shows that the first seven years of childhood should be a free space, without concern for the future. During these years, everything is provisional. The child and his or her caregivers are preparing the seeds for the child's future and the future of the world. This book gives the background of the singularity of this period. It is meant to be read by preschool teachers, parents, grandparents, and all others who want to know more about the laws and secrets of the first seven years.

A few of the topics addressed:

The Importance of the First Seven Years for the Rest of Life

Pictures of the Ether Body: the plant, elemental beings, human teeth, the child's drawing

Birth of the Ether Body: emancipation, wound healing, organ formation,

Seven life processes in the human body: sorting, taking in, adapting, breaking down, maintaining, growing, bringing into being

Perceiving: The Twelve Senses and their Development

Becoming Human: Walking-Speaking-Thinking

Education of the will: imitation and habits; reverence and imagination

Individualization, childhood diseases: a transformation of heredity; naughtiness and curiosity; forgetting and remembering

Available from Rudolf Steiner College Bookstore

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