Therapeutic Support for Early Childhood, Volume 2
Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark
Another great volume from long-time Waldorf teachers and theraputic educators Nancy Blanning and Laurie Clark! Volume Two is a collection of all new songs and movement activities for young children designed to help develop healthy senses. Also included are the essays on the senses and sensory development from Volume One.
The book begins with an essay from the authors on the changes they have observed in children in recent years:
We observe that children are having difficulty finding their way into physical life in a harmonious way, into a sense of well-being. The body is not a comfortable home where they can feel relaxed and safe. A close look at these phenomena reveals that they are related to the four foundational senses of touch, life, self-movement, and balance.
Complete with nursery rhyme movement, bean bag games, seasonal suggestions, how to prepare the environment and what is happening “under the surface” with movements and activities, this book is a must-have resource for anyone working with younger children.
8 1/2″ x 11″, 2016.