You are Your Child's First Teacher: What Parents Can do with and for Their Children from Birth to Age Six

You are Your Child's First Teacher: What Parents Can do with and for Their Children from Birth to Age Six

Paperback Early Years

By (author) Rahima Baldwin

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  • Publisher: Hawthorn Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 230mm x 26mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 31 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Stroud
  • ISBN 10: 190345865X
  • ISBN 13: 9781903458655
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 47,676

Product description

Rahima Baldwin Dancy warns against rushing children through childhood. She advocates a "slow parenting" revolution which will allow children to develop at their own pace, and crucially, will help parents discover confidence in their own ability to parent and enjoy the magical first years of raising a child.

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Author information

RAHIMA BALDWIN DANCY is a Steiner/Waldorf early childhood educator and professional midwife. She is mother of four children and lives in Boulder, USA.

Review quote

"...brimful of wisdom, inspiration and sound advice. The author's profound respect for childhood coupled with her reinstatement of parenting as an art make this book an essential addition to the family bookshelf. Children will thank their parents for having read it!" Sally Jenkinson, author of The Genius of Play"

Table of contents

You Are Your Child's First Teacher; Receiving and Caring for the Newborn; Growing Down and Waking Up; Helping Your Baby's Development in the First Year; Helping Your Toddler's Development; Parenting Issues of the First Three Years; The Development of Fantasy and Creative Play; Nourishing Your Child's Imagination; Developing Your Child's Artistic Ability; Your Child's Musical Ability; Rhythm and Discipline in Home Life; Cognitive Development and Early; Childhood Education; More Parenting Issues.