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Helen ProchazkaThis book has a powerful message for anyone concerned with the state of childhood today.
— Dr. Helen Prochazka, Chairperson, Montessori education, U.K.
Lynne Oldfield invites you to explore Steiner ...
Lynne Oldfield invites you to explore Steiner Waldorf kindergartens. Here, teachers and parents believe that children's early learning is profound, that childhood matters and that the early years should be enjoyed, not rushed through.
* How kindergarten enables healthy child development
* What is movement based learning
* Why creative play is so crucial
* How children learn through imitation and rhythm
* When children are ready for school
* How to get support for parenting and daycare
Free to Learn is a unique guide to the principles and methods of Waldorf early education, drawing on kindergarten experience from around the world, with stories, helpful insights, lively observations, and pictures.
"Faced with the stark reality that childhood is fast disappearing, Lynne Oldfield quietly convinces us that there is still hope: the richness and quality of the Waldorf early childhood experiences she evokes recreates and protects the lost world of childhood, but the benefits spill over, touching the lives of parents, educators and community alike. Vividly and sensitively written, this book has a powerful message for anyone concerned with the state of childhood today." - Dr Helen Prochazka, Chairman, Montessori Education, UK
Author Biography: Lynne Oldfield is a kindergarten teacher at Lindens, Stroud, and director of the London Waldorf Early Childhood Teacher Training Course. Rachel Oldfield, the author's daughter, is a professional artist and illustrator.