|Parent and Child Group Handbook, The
|PreSchool, Birth to PreSchool, Play, Health, Early Childhood, Parenting, Nutrition, Festivals, Social Skills, Movement, Child Development, General Waldorf Education
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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:
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.