The Natural Laws of Children

The Natural Laws of Children : Why Children Thrive When We Understand How Their Brains Are Wired

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A powerful, neuroscience-based approach to revolutionize early childhood learning through natural creativity, strong human connections, spontaneous free play, and more.

All children are born wired to learn and to love. As young children explore the world and interact with others, their brains can naturally develop in incredible ways. And yet, despite our best intentions, early education often fails to fully encourage this natural learning and empathy. The Natural Laws of Children draws on current research in childhood development to share powerful insights on how to enhance learning for all kids, regardless of income or access to resources.

This book tells the story of Céline Alvarez's pioneering work in early childhood education. Over three years in a low-income school, Alvarez's students achieved exceptional results in math and reading, as well as outstanding social and emotional skills. The Natural Laws of Children shares, in a clear and accessible way, the main scientific principles that underpin human learning to revolutionize early childhood education by supporting strong human connections, spontaneous free play, and more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 1611806739
  • 9781611806731
  • 380,567

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"Céline Alvarez's book has had a powerful impact in its native France. Educators and parents alike have been enthusiastic to implement her approach based on cooperation, creativity, and helping children get into the natural flow of their learning. I have no doubt that her open-hearted curriculum can benefit children all over the world."--Matthieu Ricard, author of Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World

"Parents and educators will find Alvarez's study both fascinating and useful."--Publishers Weekly
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About Celine Alvarez

Céline Alvarez is a researcher whose book has been a bestseller in France and throughout Europe. Her website has received nearly two million visitors, and her practices are being applied by teachers and parents around the world.
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