On Becoming Preschoolwise

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Who Can Understand The Mind Of A Preschooler? You can! Know that above all else, a preschooler is a learner. His amazing powers of reasoning and discrimination are awakened through a world of play and imagination. Through home relationships, he learns about love, trust, comfort, and security; through friends he learns to measure himself against a world of peers; and through unconditional love, a child establishes his own unique self-hood. The growth period between ages three and five years is all about learning, ...
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Overview

Who Can Understand The Mind Of A Preschooler? You can! Know that above all else, a preschooler is a learner. His amazing powers of reasoning and discrimination are awakened through a world of play and imagination. Through home relationships, he learns about love, trust, comfort, and security; through friends he learns to measure himself against a world of peers; and through unconditional love, a child establishes his own unique self-hood. The growth period between ages three and five years is all about learning, and On Becoming Preschoolwise is all about helping parents create the right opportunities and best environment to optimize their child's learning potential. Now influencing over two million homes worldwide, trusted parenting authors Gary Ezzo and Dr. Robert Bucknam once again bring their collective wisdom, experience, and insight to bear on this critical phase of preschool training. From teaching about the importance of play to learning how to prepare a preschooler for the first day of school, from organizing your child's week to understanding childhood fears and calming parental anxiety, sound advice and practical application await the reader. You will find this resource as practical as it is informative, curative as much as it is encouraging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971453289
  • Publisher: Parent-Wise Solutions, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Pages: 243
  • Sales rank: 363,208
  • Product dimensions: 4.96 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Ezzo, M.A. serves as the executive director of Growing Families International. He and his wife Anne Marie have spoken to millions of mothers, fathers, educators and medical clinicians through their best-selling books and weekend seminars. Their parenting concepts are now translated into 25 languages. On Twitter @ wisebooks and online at babywisebooks.com

Dr. Robert Bucknam, M.D., F.A.A.P. is the founder and director of Cornerstone Pediatrics in Louisville, Colorado where he resides with his wife, Gayle, and their four sons. He has served thousands of parents in Colorado for the last 26 years as their Pediatrician. With a targeted interest in preterm and high-risk newborns, Dr. Bucknam's opinions are highly respected within the pediatric community; He has expanded his practice into multiple hospitals in the area where he works closely with 37 licensed Pediatricians. Dr. Bucknam's work on Parent Directed Feeding is being utilized by 6 million parents worldwide in 16 languages. Stay connected to his further findings on Twitter @_wisebooks and online at babywisebooks.com

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Chapter 1 Children Need to Play 13
Chapter 2 Factors of Learning 29
Chapter 3 The Voice Within 45
Chapter 4 The Choice Addiction 65
Chapter 5 Structuring Your Preschooler's Day 83
Chapter 6 Getting Ready for Kindergarten--Now 113
Chapter 7 Developmental Placement--A Key to School Success 137
Chapter 8 Laws of Correction for Preschoolers 153
Chapter 9 Odds and Ends and Helpful Tools 173
Appendix A Toys and Things 203
Appendix B The Land of Good Reason 217
Subject Index 238
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