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Hallowell, Edward M., The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy
"This is a wonderful book --- simple steps that can have a major impact on helping a child find joy and happiness. Relevant for children of all ages, this is good advice for parents, teachers and anyone who works with and loves children. Sound, practical and wise advice that emplasizes the importance of connecting with children, appreciating the simple things in life and celebrating the beauty of childhood. Adults can make a difference in a child's life."
McMahon, Linnet, The Handbook of Play Therapy
A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of play therapy. It provides a practical guide to the basic skills necessary to tap the healing potential of play and gives many examples of good practice."
Mendizza, Michael, and Joseph Chilton Pearce, Magical Parent Magical Child: The Joyful Art of Parenting
"This parenting guide presents seven principles for guiding and teaching children in today's turbulent learning environment. It replaces traditional adult-child formulas, rewards, and punishments with playful interaction, creative intelligence, and insight. With the goal of raising happy, healthy, intelligent young people, the book adopts proven strategies that allow top athletes and others to perform at high levels, called variously "zone," "flow," and "play." Using these concepts, parents and other caregivers will learn how to create and maintain "Optimum Learning Relationships" with children of any age."
Berk, Laura E. and Adam Winsler, Scaffolding Children’s Learning: Vygotsky and Early Childhool Education
"Both scholarly and highly readable, this timely volume will be welcomed by early childhood educators, teachers, and students. Vygotsky and his theories emphasizing social, cultural, and societal development are clearly and comprehensively introduced with practical ideas for turning theory into practice. Includes discussion of key concepts such as play, language, assessment, development, special needs, and more."
Pearce, Joseph Chilton, Magical Child
"Right from the instant of birth, says Joseph Pearce, the human child has only one concern--to learn all that there is to learn about the world. But in the West we tend to thwart this concern from the very start. Available once again, Magical Child shows how to restore this amazing capacity for creative intelligence that is innate in every human."
Rogers, Cosby S., and Janet K. Sawyers, Play in the Lives of Children
"Our society has become increasingly complex, competitive and fast-paced. As a result, children's spontaneous play is being replaced with structured activities, both at home and in school. Unfortunately, worksheets and drill are not likely to give children the skills and attitudes about learning and life they will need to ba able to adapt to the demands of the future. What is the best way for children to make the most of their lives? They must engage in self-paced, child controlled play! Find out why play is so important, and how to support it, in this convincing review of what we know about how children grow and learn."
Pica, Rae, Your Active Child: How to Boost Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Development through Age-Appropriate Activity
"Today, many children fall into one of two categories, neither of which is healthy: one group is almost entirely inactive, and the other spends most of their "free" time in highly structured, overly stressful competitive sports that are age-inappropriate.
As an expert on children's movement and development, and as a consultant to the Children's Television Workshop, Gymboree, YMCA of the USA, and other groups, Rae Pica shows how the right kinds of activities increase children's enjoyment of physical activity for a lifetime. With straight talk on what works, what doesn't, and why, Pica teaches parents:
Why raising a Super Kid is as dangerous as raising a Couch Potato
Unique activity ideas and the benefits of "cooperative activities"
How to recognize when a child is too active or not active enough
Why competitive sports programs aren't the answer
And much more "
Torbert, Marianne, Follow Me: A Handbook of Movement Activities for Children
"Over 100 movement activities designed to develop muscular coordination, creativity, emotional growth and self-discipline in children are presented with analysis of the benefits each exercise provides"
The Cheers and the Tears: A Healthy Alternative to the Dark Side of Youth Sports Today
"The Cheers and the Tears offers parents and coaches sensible advice and healthy alternative approaches to the competitive and stressful world of youth sports."
Siegel, Daniel and Hartzell, Mary, Parenting from the Inside Out
"How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent. Drawing upon stunning new findings in neurobiology and attachment research, they explain how interpersonal relationships directly impact the development of the brain, and offer parents a step-by-step approach to forming a deeper understanding of their own life stories, which will help them raise compassionate and resilient children.
Born out of a series of parents' workshops that combined Siegel's cutting-edge research on how communication impacts brain development with Hartzell's thirty years of experience as a child-development specialist and parent educator, Parenting from the Inside Out guides parents through creating the necessary foundations for loving and secure relationships with their children."
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