Item description for Kindergarten Education: Freeing Children's Creative Potential (Early Years) by Betty Peck & Marije Rowling...
Freeing children's creative potential!
What can children gain from the treasured world of childhood that will enrich their adult lives? Educator Betty Peck celebrates the power of Kindergarten to help children find their creativity and imagination, opening the door to a passionate relationship with learning.
Using vivid case studies from her own experience and from the research of Froebel and other early-years pioneers, the author demonstrates how a holistic, loving approach to pre-school education opens the door to: Enabling creativity, awareness, wonder and discovery * Meeting the spiritual and physical growth needs of young children * Storytelling, movement, ring time and play * Celebrating festivals and the seasonal round * Creating play gardens to discover nature's secrets * Involving families and communities
This is an essential resource for teachers and parents who want to give their children a more meaningful education.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2004
Publisher Hawthorn Press
ISBN 1903458331 ISBN13 9781903458334
Availability 0 units.
More About Betty Peck & Marije Rowling
Betty Peck has over 50 years experience as a Kindergarten teacher and consultant in mainstream education. She was the 1985 Saratoga Citizen of the Year and founder of the Saratoga Community Garden, an educational organic garden for school children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Kindergarten Education: Freeing Children's Creative Potential (Early Years)?
Education with Soul May 28, 2008
Once again (Hawthorn Press) have recognised the importance of such a book as Betty Pecks' "Kindergarten Education" with a simple view of the truely, important and sort after teaching methods any pre-school carer can benefit from. I was especially impressed with the way in which ceremony and traditional values so beautifully colour grey subjects, like death and retirement. All parents want to share the wonders of creativity with their children, but sometimes just get a little sidetracked or don't know where to begin. With Betty's help, I now take joy in watching as my son embraces the world with a new passion, which in turn allows me to share with him the soulful journey I missed in my own upbringing. We are both truely loving the nourishment we receive from these words of love and wisdom. This is a must read book for any parent or pre-school carer.
Magical and Inspiring Apr 2, 2005
KINDERGARTEN EDUCATION by Betty Peck is wonderfully inspiring. Drawing a lot on Steiner and Waldorf kindergarten principles, it describes how a truly inspired and experienced teacher weaves magic into her kindergarten program. This is no text-book, but an anecdotal journey into Ms Peck's kindergarten program - capturing the magic of a kindergarten world that is firmly centred in 'the garden', the seasons, real work, fairy-tales, imagination, learning through nature and story and play and concrete experience. I found so many wonderfully inspiring ideas for injecting some 'magic' into parenting my kindergarten-aged child...how I wish all children could have a kindergarten experience like that lovingly described by Betty Peck. A beautiful book. Highly recommended to anyone interested in old-fashioned kindergarten education that evokes the imagination and magic of childhood rather than early academics. You couldn't dream of a more magical and inspiring kindergarten programme if you tried. Delicious! Inspiring! Hopefully a look into the future of kindergraten education.