This new book explains why the processes inherent in natural childhood support and nurture children’s development.
As technology accelerates processes of change, subtle alterations in life style are increasingly effecting children’s experiences. Without denying the many advantages that technology has brought to modern living, this book explains why:
Children still need plenty of physical experience and interaction in the early years; why lullabies, nursery rhymes and fairy stories are still relevant to children today; the importance of movement, singing, imaginary play, the telling of stories and being read to; it provides ideas of games and activities for parents and carers to play with the under 5’s.The final chapter gives suggestions for what to look out for in getting children “ready” for school.
Children’s development unfolds in the context of the physical world.